PodcastPodcastTch Talks 16: Powering Up Student Learning Through Minecraft

Minecraft Education Edition

Kids love Minecraft. They love mining for ore, they love collaborating with friends, they love creating Minecraft worlds. How do we take advantage of that intense interest for the purpose of deeper learning in the classroom? Minecraft Global Mentor Stephen Elford, an educator in Australia, joins Tch Talks to discuss student engagement and how that engagement facilitates exciting learning opportunities with Minecraft.

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PodcastPodcastTch Talks 13: Teaching and Learning With Minecraft


Tch Talks caught up with Meenoo Rami, Manager at Minecraft Education Edition, to hear more about the ways teachers across the world are unleashing Minecraft for deeper student learning and engagement. Gain insights and discover resources to help you leverage one of the world’s most popular games in your classroom.

This is the first in our five-part podcast series, Teaching and Learning with Minecraft. Stay tuned for episodes that focus more specifically on Engagement, Collaboration, Creativity, and Tangible Learning Outcomes.

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Teaching Channel Video Playlist Library

What To Watch On Teaching ChannelWelcome to Tch‘s playlist headquarters! Take the opportunity to watch teachers in action by pressing play on one (or more) of these teacher-curated lists — together, we can learn something new!


7 Minutes, 7 Attention Getting Moves

9 Strategies for Effective Classroom Management

Body Language Tips

Building Relationships with Students


Collaborating to Plan Common Core Lessons for ELLs

Deeper Learning and the Common Core

Incorporating Complex Texts

Reasoning and Constructing Arguments in Math

Strengthening Lessons for the Common Core


Deeper Learning – Complete Series

Deeper Learning and the Common Core

Growth Mindset and Deeper Learning

Kids are the Proof: Students Engaged in Deeper Learning

Teaching as a Team Sport

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Teaching Channel’s Video Playlist Bonanza

what to watch this summer

Welcome to Tch‘s playlist headquarters! Get your fill of classroom management strategies, innovative approaches to learning, and more. Press play on one (or more) of these teacher-curated lists — we can learn something new together!

New Approaches to Try

series icon - playlistEducating Digital Citizens: Here’s a playlist showing how teachers are educating students on a number of different technology-related issues, including security, research, and etiquette.

series icon - playlistReasoning and Constructing Arguments: Teaching Channel created this series of videos to show how two of the Common Core Math Practice Standards progress throughout the grades.

series icon - playlistFour Steps to Get You Reading Like a Historian: In this series, students explore different perspectives of historical events and develop opinions based on their readings.

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