Are you ready?!
Badges are EVERYWHERE. From Pokemon to Girl Scouts, Fortnite to XBox LIVE, our students go gaga for themed microcredentials that they can show off to their friends as portable signs of their success. So I figured I'd dive deep back into some of my fondest memories from childhoop and whip up a few customized badge collections of my own. Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? Because this adrenaline pumping badge collection is ready to body slam the sticker competition!
Diving way back to the old school pros of the eighties, then moving through the new generation and into the attitude era, this badge collection features a minimalist take on 24 of the most colorful personalities that the squared circle has ever seen. Lemme' tell you something, brother... this sticker set is Rowdy, it's Macho. It's Superfly. It's Giant-sized. It's Perfect. It's Stone Cold. And it's The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and The Best There Ever Will Be.
Oh it's true. It's true!
Fully illustrated with eye-catching visuals throughout, this 24 badge collection will have students eager to see which colorful character they can add to their stable next. Use them as a reward for a one-off lesson, a job well done, or for a themed school PD ("Laying The Smackdown on Standardized Testing," anyone?). Heck, you might even find yourself discovering that one of your students who's an otherwise reluctant reader is a fan of the current era, and these badges could help you strike up a conversation over "The Good Old Days" and your mutual love of this crazy pseudo sport. Don't laugh. That's exactly how I discovered my passion for education in the first place when I was working as a sixth grade student teacher in the Washington, D.C. public schools. Talk about the perfect tag team -- that's the stuff that championship student engagement is made of!
The fully editable download likewise includes five full pages of badges as Google Slides artwork so you can tweak and manipulate them in any way that you'd like (example: maybe the "Hitman" badge could be for a top scoring student as a mark of their "Excellence of Execution!"), plus sample instructions on three ways you can start using these bad boys today as custom stickers or digital rewards for any content area or grade level.
Ok. That's enough pro wrestling puns for one day. Thanks for geeking out with me, and I hope this action-packed sticker set makes a (Samoan) Splash in your classroom. Ooooooh yeeeeeah! Dig it!
- Johnny Mayhem
(That's the wrestling name I came up with when I was 12-years-old, btw. I can still remember the excitement)!