Natalie Makulaski – How We Learn from Games

Hello, and welcome to Episode 102 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.
This week on the show I am joined by Natalie Makulaski. Natalie is a doctorial student at Central Michigan University. Natalie reached out to me on Twitter after our mutual friend Jon Spike suggested I would be a good person to talk to for her doctorial research on Magic: The Gathering and how we learn. She told me about that much and said she wanted to interview me, and I said sure, as long as I can interview you too and record it for the show. So, here we are.
Natalie and I talk about how gamers learn to play games, my personal history with games and learning, the connections we can make from games to the classroom, the problems with the lack of money in education, why educators should embrace games more, 
So, sit back and enjoy Episode 102 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Natalie Makulaski.
Natalie, thank you for an interesting chat and walking me through memory lane with some Magic talk!
To connect with Natalie, find her on Twitter @natmak1118.
If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at
Until next week, think about how you learn from games.
Music provided by:
Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0