The critical link between scholastic esports and career pathways education

Few students will have careers as esports athletes, but all will enter the workforce, applying skills they learned in scholastic esports to any number of careers

When I first approached my administration back in August 2021 about implementing a scholastic esports program at school, I had imagined facing significant opposition to the idea, and, in preparation, … Read More

6 tips to help start an elementary esports program in your school

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

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on innovative ways to engage students, digital resources, and online and hybrid learning … Read More

4 tips for creating an elementary esports program

An elementary esports program that meets young learners’ needs should include considerations for learning space design and high-quality furnishings

Scholastic esports is rapidly growing, and many schools are starting to incorporate esports programs into their curriculum. The benefits of esports make a compelling case for creating a program: Research … Read More

How esports is creating scholarships, jobs, and school investments

Esports has become an important school activity and will continue to be an enrollment driver as the industry matures

Educational institutions in the United States have long promoted and prided themselves on their campus grounds, endowments, opportunities, and student achievements. Student life and athletics are also powerful messages and … Read More

Why schools are a natural setting for mental health support

Raising awareness of mental health and offering mental health services directly to students on campus is the focus of school-based mental health care

Children in America are in crisis–struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues at unprecedented levels. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist for the Behavioral Health Center at Children’s Hospital New … Read More