A seasoned teacher of nine years, Peter has taught in a range of school districts in the Chicago region. As well as studying for his MA in Literacy, he currently teaches math and social learning as a Special Education Teacher at The Academy at Forest View in Arlington Heights.
He cites his stepmom, a former Special Ed Teacher, as a key influencer in his interest in working in his field, as well as his own experiences with speech issues growing up, which helped him develop a deep empathy for students who face challenges in learning.
The Power of Play
Peter found Kahoot! through his colleague and at ICE Conference in Illinois. Like many other users, he first used the platform to “build a rapport” with his students, and help them feel more comfortable in class.
He went on to create a series of short, snappy “bellringer” kahoots (often known as “exit tickets” or “icebreakers” in other classrooms and schools) to keep his students engaged. His experience with Kahoot! deepened as he moved onto using the platform for reviews and formative assessment.