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At a rural school in western Massachusetts my students in Geometry were lacking excitement and engagement. To improve class engagement and positivity we worked together as a class to create a competition that will promote leadership and collaboration among all students.

As a member of the Bridges tot he Future education program I am conducting research regarding competition-based activities in the classroom. Through research I am able to make informed decisions in the classroom. My classroom experiences can also support or challenge research ideas.

Throughout the integration of competition in the classroom I have incorporated projected based learning skills and habits of mind with the idea of fostering a community service learning environment.