I am avid fan of fitness guru Jillian Michaels, and I listen to her podcast regularly. This week’s episode, coming just days after the news that pioneer exercise video retailer Collage Video is closing, was especially timely—Michaels does not address the Collage Video situation per se, but she does open her show with a segment [...]
As an educator, I bristle at the notion that everything has to be fun. I do try and make my classes as engaging and ‘fun’ as I can, but sometimes one does just have to knuckle down and do something less-fun but important. But then I came across a book—oriented to adults—that unwittingly employs the ‘gamification’ strategy, and now I’m wondering if there might be more to this idea than I thought.