In this day and age, engaging students is difficult. Teachers have to stay current with modern teaching and best practices just to stay afloat in the classroom. Engagement is tricky because not every student is alike and they don’t all have the same interests.
I have been using Minecraft in school for four years, and I have not come across a student who did not like it and was not immediately engaged. That amounts to zero in about 250 students. That is one amazing statistic. Students are engaged with Minecraft, and it’s because of the reasons listed in this chapter: it’s a creative space, it’s fun, and it’s relevant to them.