James Paul Gee Learning Games Award Winners Announced at 2021 Play Make Learn Conference

The 2021 James Paul Gee Learning Games Award winners were announced at this year’s Play Make Learn Conference on August 5. In the spirit of James Paul Gee, Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University and …

How Should K-12 Educators Select and Evaluate Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum?

By: Dr. Yorel Lashley Introduction: Mobilizing Social-Emotional Learning Toward Vitality When I observe classrooms, I don’t look for compliance or assume that just because a class is quiet and orderly that students are engaged. I …

How does whiteness get in the way of equity work in schools?

Introduction Let’s talk about whiteness in schools. While educators often engage in conversations about race, these talks sometimes neglect the foundation of racism—namely, whiteness and white supremacist ideology. Though these factors are always present, a …

Play Make Learn Announces Benjamin Stokes as the 2021 Conference Keynote Speaker

The Play Make Learn Conference will host keynote speaker Benjamin Stokes during the virtual event held August 5–6, 2021. Stokes, author of “Locally Played: Real-World Games for Stronger Places and Communities,” is an assistant professor …

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Mentorship, Networks, and Women’s Leadership in Education

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” While many K-16 women educators do the physical and emotional work of leading, a disproportionately small number of them are recognized for it. …