By - Jeremy Royster

Quest 4: Flow, the Secret to Happiness Copy

Flow, the Secret to Happiness with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Prolonged engagement relies on a balance of continuous feedback, skill-building and increasing challenges.


Apply your newfound understanding of intrinsic motivation to your next challenge.  Enlisting your learners in a world-saving movement will be a lot easier if you can nudge them into a state of “flow,” as envisioned by the Game Guru of happiness, Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.


Go with the flow and play Flow, The Secret to Happiness Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? game as/after you’ve watched Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s TED Talk.


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Game Thinking Pedagogy

The Flow, the Secret to Happiness quest includes the following intrinsic and extrinsic motivation techniques:


Self Assess

Feel free to replay the game until you perform to your satisfaction.  Refer to the Answer Key at your leisure.


Make Your Own Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Game

Make one of your own with at least 10 questions about any topic and share it here.  It won’t be graded formally, but you are expected to offer feedback about the game in the row above yours. (If you are the first person from your class to complete a game, offer feedback about the next one that appears in the row below yours.)  Don’t forget to check the feedback you received!

It’s free and easy to create a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? or Jeopardy game through SuperTeacherTools.



Please comment below on anything we can do to improve this quest. Thank you!

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