We use the term “teach them how to play the game”, but what does it mean? Teaching someone how to play seems a bit of an oxymoron, especially if, as teachers, we’re not used to playing in the classroom. Teachers are not the most laid back surfers on the beach.
And what is the game? Blaine, being a natural surfer dude, plays it naturally, but what about us humans? To me, the game is when we instill in the kids a sense of mystery about the next thing in our PQA, with a smile, and with the implied look on our faces that something ridiculous is about to happen.