New Game #bannedinNewYork

So, I just read an article about words that New York is banning standardized tests. Apparently some of the topics make kids uncomfortable. Don't ask whether the test itself makes kids uncomfortable. Don't ask whether it's wrong to deny the effects of the social issues that the test itself bans (poverty, homelessness, loss of jobs, divorce). No, it's better to provide a context-free test that doesn't allow anyone to tap into prior knowledge.

With that in mind, I thought of a fun game. It's sort-of like Mad Libs. The idea is to take the list of ban words / banned topics and use them creatively in tweets. Here are a few of mine so far:

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John Spencer

John Spencer is a teacher, author, speaker, and incessant doodler. He is the co-author of Wendell the World's Worst Wizard and the co-founder of Write About. He is passionate about helping students develop into better writers and deeper thinkers.

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