How Minecraft and agriculture lead to an esports competition

Farmcraft teaches students valuable lessons about agricultural sustainability while also offering the chance for engagement and interaction

Our world is changing around us in so many ways, and the climate crisis is proving to be one of the paramount challenges of the 21st century. As temperatures rise, … Read More

How esports promotes inclusion and belonging

An educator shares how her school's esports program offered a place for students to gather, build 21st-century skills, and form friendships

I grew up a casual gamer, half-decent at a few games like ‘Yoshi’s Island’ and ‘Rush.’ The most intense PC games I ever played were ‘Minesweeper’ and ‘Frogger.’ Esports and … Read More

6 tips to begin an elementary esports program in your school

Conversations around esports have centered on collegiate and secondary levels, but recently, the conversation to elementary esports

The benefits of esports are well documented. A significant body of research has found that students who participate in scholastic esports programs benefit from increased emotional regulation, academic achievement, and … Read More

3 key actions for trauma-informed student supports

By meeting students’ needs and analyzing support data, educators can provide students with what they need to succeed

Most every K–12 teacher or administrator can anecdotally describe the mental health and wellness challenges their students now face. Statistically, it’s overwhelming—more than one-third (37 percent) of high school students … Read More