Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Events (Quiz Bowl)

Hello,
                Wintermute here bringing you your daily dose of Dumbr in the classroom. I hope you are ready for our lesson today where we will talk all about how to run a Quiz Bowl for your students.

                Contestants- You need students to compete but obviously you can’t have them all up on stage at once against the entire school. So each class needs to decide on who they will send up. I find it best to hold a mini quiz bowl in class. Draw a bracket on your board and have two kids compete against one another for ultimate fame and glory. Winner moves up, loser needs to study more, do this until you are left with one student.

                Questions- it would be smart of you to make sure that every student is given a fair chance as I’m sure not every class teaches the exact same thing at all times. So come up with a list of questions prior to the main event, be sure to only include questions that relate to all of the classes.

                Set up – If at all possible, get buzzers, microphones, and a big board to display scores. If however you are not as devoted to theatrics as I am then so be it.

                Prepare your Gladiator – Depending on how many classes are at your school, your valiant warrior may stand a slim chance at success. So have a talk with them before hand, let them know that no matter how horrible they do its okay. Be rough and funny. This step is very important otherwise I would not mention it. When I ran the QB apparently the other teachers did not prep their students, here is what happened:  

               Kindergarten QB – 2 children on the floor bawling in defeat. 
               Elementary QB – a child filled with the utmost rage made it well known to the school he                was not happy.
               Middle School QB – one kid was wearing a hoodie, he sunk deep into his hoodie and
               threw his head to the table, and stayed there on stage for a good ten minutes. 

              You may not notice prior to the event, but your students actually do care about this a lot, they do not want to lose. Some kids invite their parents, I discourage this obviously.   Don’t put more pressure on them then there needs to be, they will do better.

              That’s about it; I wish you the best of luck and hope your own Quiz Bowl goes well. Of course please comment and ask questions, I can't get enough of them. Tomorrow we talk about a mini fair that can be run in your school by your students.

Your Event Planner,
Wintermute

 

26 comments:

  1. Can you give us a list of the questions, just so we can see if we're smarter than Korean middle schoolers?

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  2. @My Personal Projects - Great idea, would love to take a similar test!

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  3. I bet it's true that they shouldn't take too much pressure on this. It can be devastating to lose in front of everyone if you're "forced" to win.

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  4. as i used to be a pretty terrible student, i would probably have been terrified by this quizz :p

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  5. I used to be a bad student, and old habits die hard....

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  6. Oppa! You're scaring the kids.. lol No one likes to be publicly humiliated.

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  7. I've never heard of an event like this. If I was a student, I'd probably hate it.

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  8. pressure is always good for the kids

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  9. Thanks for the tips. following.

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  10. that's a fantastic idea. I wish they would made this to my class when I was young... I would destroy them! haha

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  11. As for the mock test, I send my sincerest apologies, but I will not be able to provide as I ran that quiz bowl a year ago, I have no idea what we were learning that particular month.

    @jamie, Chingu! It's not that bad. they'll get over it, and if not then I humiliate them further. naw I'm jp!

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  12. Ha ha, nice! looks delish, but I have to admit, I'm NOT jealous of your crappy quality camera, bahahah lol :P Nice job, continue taking photos of your food, give me tips on what I should make next too! omnomnom


    p.s, nice paper plates brah!

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  13. i'd like to see a fight break out at an elementary quiz bowl

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  14. Hey now! you removed them :P you need another blog for everything you eat, bahahah xD

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  15. i remember the quiz bowls when i was a kid... good times...

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  16. This is great, I have several friends who would love to read this.

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  17. Wow, your website is getting fancier every time, and not to mention the good and informative posts. I'm jelly.

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  18. Haha sounds like the quiz bowl is one epic event :D

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  19. @t thenitefalls;
    Yea, idd acctually look forward to it!

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