Every once in a while I think I’ve got a killer idea that the kids will love and learn from that somehow totally flops. This week was no exception, when I tried to engage and motivate students with a fun little project after test prep and standardized testing. Everyone has those lessons where students didn’t see your vision or somehow the point was lost. In my case, students were over-excited about the product and couldn’t focus on the important parts. What do you do when a good lesson goes bad? Here’s a rescue strategy.