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Enjoyed a terrifically succinct report on what we have to learn about learning from video games, last week, by an excellent independent school administrator, Phil Woodall, with whom I will have the pleasure of collaborating in the coming year.   I am a fan of the topic, and have been since experiencing something of a conversion in 2006, upon hearing a speech by Marc Prensky and reading a book by Steven Johnson, Everything Bad is Good for You

Video games, he said, and I think he was alluding to the work of James  Paul Gee,  ensure learning by being challenging; by being fun; and by providing immediate feedback.    There it is– the elixir for good schooling, in 11 words, and we learned it from video games.