Episode 89 - Game Changers featuring Christel Reaves

Join us this week on the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast as we welcome Christel Reaves, a visionary in educational innovation. In this episode, Christel shares her insights on integrating games into learning, emphasizing fun and effective teaching methods. As the founder of Connected Class, she highlights the impact of her Learning Link platform in bridging communication between educators and families. This episode delves into how games can significantly enhance learning experiences for both children and adults, emphasizing the importance of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. Christel shares her innovative approach to bridging classroom and home environments with her game-based strategies, making learning an exciting and memorable journey.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Embracing Educational Games: Christel highlights how games can develop various skills in children and adults, from motor skills and strategic thinking to social interaction and creativity.
  2. Learning Through Failure: The conversation underlines the importance of incorporating failure into educational activities, allowing learners to experience and learn from mistakes in a safe environment.
  3. Transforming Traditional Learning: Christel's mission focuses on enhancing communication between classrooms and homes through engaging games and activities, demonstrating the power of play in education.
Guest Bio - Christel Reaves:

Christel Reaves, founder of Connected Class, is an influential educator with over 25 years of experience. A former classroom teacher and district administrator, Christel now focuses on enhancing teacher-family communication through her Learning Link platform. Recognized as the 2020 STEM Small Business Innovator of the Year, she holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s from S.U.N.Y College at Cortland. Christel's dedication to education is reflected in her numerous awards and her impact on schools across Florida.

If you would like to connect with Christel you can do so here:


email - creaves@connectedclass.com

website - connectedclass.com 

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Company:  https://www.instagram.com/connected_class/ 
Handle:  connected_class 


Twitter Handle: connectedclass_ 

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Episode 89 - Game Changers featuring Christel Reaves