“Did you think about what we would do in case of a tie?,” I texted my friend Courtney. Yesterday afternoon, we planned and made virtual resources so our classes could still each participate in a virtual March Book Madness.
Today was day one. My class ‘sweet sixteen round one’ match-up was Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan versus The Can Man by Laura Williams. At 5pm, all students had voted, justified their choice, and it was a tie.
Awaiting her response, I overthought my options. A few weeks ago, I totally would have just chosen my favorite and told them it was so close but the winner is _____. Now, I feel like I owe them so much more than that.
I could do a virtual rock paper scissors? I could make a video of myself choosing the winning title out of a hat? I could think of a number between 1 and 10 and randomly select two students, who chose opposing titles, whoever is closest wins? I could chose one students name out of a hat, have them close their eyes, hold up the two books, and whichever book they’re pointing to, wins?
Is Courtney’s delay in response because she’s overthinking it too?