Simulations offer students a safe environment to practice skills while experiencing as close to a real situation as possible within a safe learning environment. In role-plays students take on an assigned role and play out a scenario. They have an opportunity to experience how various perspectives might interact. Through both of these experiences students are able to develop decision-making and critical thinking skills. Although not “the real thing,” role-plays and simulations have the potential to illicit deep emotions and feelings, both of which make learning “stick.” The following articles provide some tips for incorporating simulation and role play into the classroom: