Fun-meaning-matrix sorting – youth version

In this activity, students sort different kinds of activities and experiences into a matrix with the two dimensions fun-painful and pointless-meaningful. There are no wrong answers, i.e. all sortings are “correct” since this is about students’ personal experience. The examples in this version tend to relate to the life of adolescents. The activity can be adapted by providing a different set of examples. 

The fun-meaning-matrix is inspired by Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein’s book Two for one teaching. Connecting instruction to student values (p. 15).

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