When Badges Backfire

  1. I recognize this is a cynical-sounding viewpoint.  I would enjoy being proven wrong here. []
  2. I also recognize that using a game metaphor here might be a bad idea – because plenty of the folks who are eager to see badges in play would also like to turn school into a big game.  That school, in many ways, already is a big game, just not a very engaging one, is another conversation for a different day. []