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Michael Matera

Hello, I have taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools.

I use gamification, technology, and bring my passions to my classroom to increase authentic student engagement and content acquisition.  Along with being a full time teacher at University School of Milwaukee, I am also a nationally-known presenter and international consultant on game-based learning and gamification. Additionally, I have written a book: Explore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. In 2015 I was named one of ASCD Emerging Leaders for infusing best practices in the field.  I also am the host of the show Well Played and YouTuber, whose mission is to build connections among innovative, global educators.

I am driven to transform education through theoretical and technological applications that identify and inspire limitless learning thresholds in ourselves and in our students.  Join the transformation of education by connecting with me and sharing your story!

Connect here:, 
Twitter @mrmatera
Instagram: @mvmatera
Explore Like a Pirate

PO Box  —
100 Broadway
New York NY 10014
(212) 555-0110



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