events like fireworks shows for all in the server and invited others to trade and build together. He’s helped in spotting trouble makers and alerting us as managers, he’s helped so many other children by providing a peer group audience for their endeavours, and most importantly, he’s contributed to the success of the in-game community. This isn’t a blog about how educational Minecraft can be. This is a modern anecdotal account about how a game environment like Minecraft and a little empathy can radically transform a child’s life during a pandemic, and forever, for the better. There are no stats here, but to this one child it mattered. Brilliant Labs had the vision to create the atmosphere needed by so many children during this pandemic. I am glad that I could help make it engaging and educational but I’m grateful that I
was present that day to provide what that child needed most. Empathy and encouragement can go a long way! Perhaps the Community of the Future exists in games like Minecraft? The team at Brilliant Labs who are managing this space have truly built a community of which I'm glad to be a member!
This article LONELY TO LEADERSHIP MINECRAFT EDUCATION is a reprint found at http://www.bbtnb.com/blog/lonely-toleadership-minecraft-education with the permission of Mr. Ben Kelly. You will recognize Ben in this issue of Brilliant Labs Magazine: Digital Hope’s Take5, (a regular teacher spotlight). We are also pleased to recognize Ben in our montly MakerNews (e-newsletter) as one of New Brunswick’s “Inspiration Makers!”. Thank you Ben for supporting youth in class and virtually. You certianly are an Inspiration Maker to youth and educators alike. Visit: Brilliantlabs.ca/subscribe to get our montly MakerNews & other Brilliant Labs stories or updates. Brilliant Labs Magazine Revue Labos Créatifs