When Game Over is a Good Thing


Picture this scene:

A room abuzz with learners fully focused and engaged in the task at hand, persisting, collaborating, sharing, challenging—themselves and others. In theory, this is what every classroom would look like every day, in some shape or form.

Speaking just from my own experiences, this scenario is not always the norm, even when adding choice, novelty, and technology into the instructional mix. But this is what I witnessed firsthand when facilitating Breakout EDU games recently for students and colleagues. Continue reading

The Power in Numbers


Those are my numbers. Not my sleep numbers, favorite lottery numbers, or for my very unique combination lock for the gym. Those are respectively the numbers of…

mosquito nets
people treated for tropical diseases

that I could effectively provide, pay for, and save…with just donating 10% of my income each year—to another part of the world. Continue reading