An Apology

I recently apologized. The apology wasn’t acknowledged and an email conversation went on back and forth as if I hadn’t taken a step back from the emotions involved and looked at the situation with humility and common sense. Am I going to lose any sleep over this slight? Nah. But …

Common Sense – Do You Have It?

common sense noun good sense and sound judgement in practical matters. German Translation: gesunder menschenverstand. Literally healthy people mind Chinese Translation: 常识 . Literally Often Knowledge I was recently researching some social media guidelines for teachers. During my research I came across this overarching statement about how teachers should interact with …

5 Things About Minecraft That Worry Parents

The internet loves a list! I recently ran some workshops for our parents based around Minecraft and its role in their children’s lives. The conversations were enlightening and informative. Parents are excited but wary (and weary) of Minecraft and have many tales of tantrums but also fun and laughter to share when …

Cultivating Creativity from Inspiration

We all take inspiration from somewhere or something whether it is a mere human being, a god we believe in, or a beautiful sunset on a beach. It’s what we do with inspiration that makes us unique in our profession. And in turn, others may get inspired by what we …

Latest Minecraft in Education Happenings: Minechat (Part 2!)

Yowsa, time flies and all that. The last batch of Minechats I uploaded here on my blog went up to Episode 22. We are now up to Episode 25! With Episode 26 being filmed (on location!) this week. So whats new in Minecraft world? Well, the entire country of Denmark …