Dec. 15, 2022

Episode 154: Classcraft: Driving Learning Outcomes Through Intrinsic Motivation

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It's an exciting time to talk toShawn Young, CEO of Classcraft. Classcrafthas already gained incredible success, revolutionizing the classroom experience with its groundbreaking tools and technologies. From providing new insights into student behavior to helping teachers create positive and engaging classroom cultures, it's no surprise that this innovative platform is being used by thousands of educators worldwide.

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Shawn Young is a co-founder and CEO of Classcraft, a positive approach to behavior that motivates students using the culture and mechanics of games. Since its launch, Classcraft has gained incredible traction with educators worldwide, providing tools to transform behavior and classroom cultures.

Shawn taught 11th grade physics for 9 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and master’s in education from Université de Sherbrooke and is also a seasoned web developer. Shawn is the co-chair of UNESCO’s MGIEP Global Collective for SEL and Digital Learning, is the president of the Edteq Association and is an Ambassador for the Education faculty of University of Sherbrooke.

Shawn is interested in how we can create community in the classroom and how playful principles can help give school meaning.