Isn’t the hardest part of writing choosing the topic?  This time it was a toss up between this topic and a comparison between winter weather in Southern Ontario and Iqaluit.  Assuming the gaming topic had more content, I chose to quest on (see what I did there.)

In a nod to Robert Fulghum’s  all i really need to know i learned in kindergarten I decided to take a few moments to share some of the things I’ve learned from gaming:

Passwords are like secret codes.

It’s ok to fail.

Nobody gained experience points at a mall.

There will always be another quest.

Don’t spend all your gold in one place.

Sometimes, you just have to run.

Ask a friend for help.

Accept new challenges.

Just pick a spell and play.

Be a healthy avatar.

Take a nap and start again.

Think first.


It’s just a game.

Full disclosure: my experience with gaming is the instructional gaming that my students are using in a K-8 school.  I don’t hide in the basement for days on end playing WOW.  My birds are not angry,  nor do they flap.

What lessons would you add?

Level up,