Here’s an exciting and congratulatory message from Mr. Goodloe!
“The Stock Market Game is one of the best tools that can be used for teaching students about Economics. What they learn can be applied directly to their lives, and every student can relate because they are a part of the global economy. My students look forward to coming to class and seeing the daily rankings. Every time I put the updated ranking on the Smart Board I have the classes full attention, and I enjoy hearing the cheers from the teams that have gone up in ranking. There is also the groan of the teams that have not fared as well. This is usually followed by all of my students wanting to login and check their portfolios. The Stock Market Game is the best tool that I use for teaching about Economics and its real world applications that all students can relate to. I always have high interest, high buy in and all of my learners are engaged.
With the current Covid-19 pandemic and school closings, my students along with my teaching had to move to remote learning. Fortunately, my students have been playing the game all year and were able to continue playing even outside of school. This is a certain strength of The Stock Market Game. Once a student has an understanding of all the features of the learning platform and a feel for the swings in the market they can participate in the game without a classroom setting. Most of my students do not think of the game as homework or classwork. They truly become engaged, active learners and look forward to checking their investments daily. One could almost say they are being tricked into learning. Many of my otherwise apathetic students will come to class, check their portfolio, read about current news for companies, calculate projected investments growths and even have group discussions as to why certain companies are investment worthy or not. It is wonderful to see as an educator. Once I have them hooked, I can walk about the room during my classes and listen to educated conversations about real world scenarios that can be applied directly to their lives. I do not know many subjects or classes that can do that.
I am looking forward to next year’s group of students that will enter my classroom and have no idea what a stock is much less how to make money off of it. Then by the time we are midway into The Stock Market Game, they will be having academic conversations as though they are investment brokers themselves. What a wonderful tool for learning!”
8th Grade Social Studies
Below is a list of our students that deserve special recognition for their achievements this year!
1st Zane Rhyne, Gabriel Clark
2nd- Kevin Durden and Blake Davenport
Advisor winner- Goodloe
Graham Goodloe winner teacher
1st-Tarini Eswaran, Rachel Haman, Elena Coleman
2nd- Will Johnson, Whitney Kilton, Angelina Lei
1st- Annalise Mueller, Abigail Whittaker
2nd- Tarini Eswaran, Rachel Haman, Elena Coleman
Great Job everyone!!