A New Way of Teaching

By Autumn Walters, Assistant Editor

Autumn Walters, Assistant Editor

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This year, Taylor County High School has received many new staff members. One of these teachers is Greg Evans, who can be found in the science department upstairs. This man seems like your average teacher, but a closer look at his methods reveal something more.

In his Advanced Placement physics class, students do complete homework and tests, but they don’t do so normally. Each teen has a character with skills and abilities of which can be utilized to complete the actual work. “It’s structured like a RPG (roleplaying game),” Evans explained.

A current example of one such character is the assassin-who can mark out a question on a test that the student doesn’t wish to answer. Participating students are also required to band together in groups of four-or parties-in which they take on assignments. An individual’s score on a work has an impact on the other three.

Inspired by a similar system a friend of his uses, Mr. Evans has just started his own system this year, so everything is not fully-developed right now. However, if all goes well, he hopes to use the finished version in the future. He seems to know what he’s doing otherwise, however, as he’s been teaching for nine years-some at Campbellsville, some in Indonesia.

Why is he structuring his class like a roleplaying game? Mr. Evans cites his love for card and board games such as Dominion, Pandemic, and Starflux. In an attempt to persuade his students into enjoying an otherwise reviled subject, he turns classwork into an adventure. “I want to get the students more involved,” Evans expressed.

This effort has had an effect already. According to Mr. Evans, his students have taken a liking to the RPG-themed teaching. Mikey Sanford admits his admiration for the class, “Physics is neat.”

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