Each year that I teach the book "1984" I turn my classroom into a totalitarian regime under the guise of the "common good."
I run a simulation in which I become a dictator. I tell my students that in order to battle "Senioritis," the teachers and admin have adapted an evidence-based strategy, a strategy that has "been implemented in many schools throughout the country and has had immense success." I hang posters with motivational quotes and falsified statistics, and provide a false narrative for the problem that is "Senioritis."
Photo by Diana Leygerman, used with permission.