Education Director, TeacherGaming
Joel was a mild mannered, game loving, computer teacher at a private school in New York City until he began using Minecraft in his classroom. He quickly realized that he had unlocked one of the most versatile and engaging educational tools ever. He began collaborating with Mojang of Sweden (the game’s creator) to make MinecraftEdu, a custom remix of the original Minecraft designed for classroom use. Since then, in addition to teaching, he has been writing and speaking about this incredibly popular sandbox game that has been taking over schools worldwide.
Joel is co-owner of TeacherGaming. He lives with his wife, two kids, and a cat in Upper Manhattan. He has been teaching for 10 years, but has been playing games since the Pong era.