This post explains why I have decided to play (and blog about) Minecraft as a part of my exploration into Agile Learning Facilitation. As such it is also about my personal self-directed learning journey: it is my belief that you can’t work with self-directed learners if you are not exploring and experiencing this practice yourself.
In which a play Minecraft for the first time with a restrictive 1 hour time limit and seek to achieve pre-determined goals. Happily I was able to succeed in my mission within the time-frame. While playing I discovered plenty of potentially distracting things that could have turned this session into a much longer one without … Read more
Such big plans for this session. Turns out we played for 45minutes longer than intended (total play time 1hr 45min) AND we only half achieved one of these goals. So many little achievements and failures along the way. Got killed numerous times as we tried to build our path at night and kept getting swarmed. … Read more
This session @ryanshollenberger and @pigcraft8 (james khost) joined me. We had a pow-wow about what to do before hand and gave Ryan an overview of the lay-of-the-land. These guys answered my questions (‘research’) and we set off with a primary goal of trading with the Villagers. So, I had a couple of research questions to … Read more
This was going to be the most exciting new episode of the series. The day I built my first Enchantment Table and opened up the possibility of so much more (namely, enchanted weapons). Instead it turned out to be a frustrating face-palming moment. A fork in the road… or how I learned to stop … Read more
After more than a month away from the Shed Men world, it was time to return to it with some fellow travelers. The key lesson from my last post was that I was much more mindful when I was playing with others. This session I decided that we should state intentions and record them together … Read more
In this session we met and planned to get the wall built. Having collected a significant amount of cobble in the previous session, the next question was did we need stone bricks? There were actually a bunch of next steps. We used the tactic of checking in before the session, but the goals were pretty clear … Read more