Well, it is March and of course that means MADNESS! There is something that I have always loved about the release of the brackets each year for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I appreciate the structure and design of the process probably even more than the actually games themselves. Certainly, a bracket system is not just used for college basketball. Sadly my favorite alternative backet THIS IS MADNESS: The Star Wars Character Tournament is not being held this year. That being said, Walt Disney World is hosting MARCH MAGIC which features a competition for the Ultimate Disney Attraction. Edutopia even suggests ways that brackets can be brought into the classroom to get students to passionately debate works of literature.
Brian Housand, Ph.D.