Some teachers may shy away from this strategy because “joy” is often correlated with being “loud” and “chaotic”. This technique can be tailored and is still applicable for quiet and structured activities. It is easy for the J-Factor activity to take over the lesson, but remember, the J-Factor is a means to an end, (i.e.-mastery of the learning objective) not the objective itself.
The J-Factor can be designed to motivate individual students, small groups, or large groups. Try mixing it up!