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Want more engaged players, more efficient game sessions, and less DM burnout? You've come to the right place! Read on! I've been DMing since the fall of my 6th grade year (1995), and I am 100% sure that I was a REALLY bad at running games back then. I’m much better now (let’s hope!), and although maturity and experience helped, I have a career in education to thank for much of that improvement. You see, I started teaching in 2006, and it surprised me how often I used skills from DMing to help with classroom instruction. However, the opposite was even more surprising. Teaching had a much greater influence on my DMing style than the other way around. When I started using classroom management techniques to help run my D&D sessions, the differences were huge. My players seemed more interested, we accomplished more each session, and I felt like I had more control over the flow of the game without resorting to railroading. As I incorporated more and more teacher tricks, I found myself more organized, better prepared, and less burnt out. In this series, I want to share with you all the little nuggets of teaching wisdom that you can use to improve your RPG sessions. We'll touch on a lot, including but not limited to: establishing routines, setting clear expectations, preparing lessons (sessions) efficiently, adapting for different learning styles, choosing the best curriculum (adventures), avoiding burnout, differentiation, homework, self-reflection, handling conflicts between students (players), and more. The vast majority of these tips should be applicable to any RPG, but my perspective will be slanted toward 5th Edition D&D. I’ll continue writing as long as I have something to say, and as long as people find it interesting! #5e #adnd #adventure #advanceddungeonsanddragons #d20 #dandd #dnd #dnd5 #dnd5e #gamemaster #dungeonmaster #education #teachingwithgames #dming #dmtips #dungeonsanddragons #dungeonmaster #rpg #roleplaying #roleplayinggame #tabletoprpg via Instagram