This is crazy.
I work pretty hard when I teach. My students work hard too. Hopefully we have a lot of fun while we’re at it. If we’ve both done a good job we might remember some of the lesson. Great.
I go home and remember the positions of thousands of blocks and block directions effortlessly in Beatsaber:
And my students go home to play RoBlox and probably learn to read in a much easier way from a chat window too.
If games could be just 10% as educational as they are fun to play we’d surely be on to something fantastic.
But there’s just one problem: Games release so much dopamine, you build up a tolerance and then need that stimulation again to continue.