minecraft SEL

The fascinating link between Minecraft and SEL


Teachers say Minecraft helps students develop key SEL skills such as empathy and problem solving.

Educators across the globe are using Minecraft in intricate ways, and they are discovering how the sandbox game can help students with social and emotional learning (SEL).

A new report, How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Learning in K–12 Education, published by Getting Smart, investigates the connection between classroom use of Minecraft and the SEL outcomes of K– 12 students.

The report is based on interviews, a global survey and
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