Classroom Simulation Games
Based on a grant obtained through the Governor's Office all West Virginia teachers have free access to the following classroom simulation games. Although the links below take you to an external website to download the games you can get your free access code to activate the games by contacting Nancy Sturm
. This is a free resource for all West Virginia teachers so you do not need to purchase the software
All classroom simulation games feature normal and disruptive events that frequently occur in primary and secondary classrooms. The randomly-selected events provide opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers to:
Differentiate between normal and disruptive classroom events at the primary level,
Make decisions that affect the physical and emotional health of students,
Practice relationship-building skills,
Efficiently utilize time in the classroom, and
View the classroom as a system and understand how decisions affect all components of this system
K-2 Classroom SIM
In this simulated K-2 classroom children put their pants on backward, cry over lost puppies, throw up, and lose their pencils. How will you respond to each event?
3-5 Classroom SIM
A typical day in grades 3-5: One allergic bee sting, a spilled water bottle, one fire drill, a new student, and two calls from concerned parents. This is just the beginning of the decisions to be made in this simulation.
6-8 Classroom SIM
Middle Schoolers! One is applying nail polish and another has a pencil in his nose. You, the teacher in charge, must decide on the most effective option.
9-12 Classroom SIM
Who made that cat call? The school is under lockdown! A student just cursed you. Respond to simulated events before encountering them in a real classroom.
Working with Parents SIM
Working with Parents is one of the most challenging tasks new teachers face--What is Mr. Jones’ agenda? How should I address this parent’s concern?
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