Re: Re[2]: The Anecdote & the Educator

Donna Woodka (
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 15:16:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Tim Flinders wrote:

> Marty: Great observations. I'll do what I can to answer them . . .
> -- Maybe I missed a point, but why were you so concerned that the
> games=20have an even score?"
> Frankly, I couldn't care less about the score. But when the kids on the
> losing team started complaining loudly, and then lost interest, I decided to
> restore some balance.

If you want balanced games, use a random draft - line 'em up, count off
1,2,3,4 and then either have 1s and 2s on the same team and 3s and 4s on
the other, or odds and evens.

If you want friendly games, let the kids be on whatever teams they want -
no captains, no choosing. They'll sort it out. Setting captains and being
selected leaves the less able kids *and* the less friendly kids at a loss.


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