Rob Alvarez Bucholska – Gamification

Planning Period Podcast
Rob Alvarez Bucholska - Gamification

Hello, and welcome to Episode 87 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Rob Alvarez Bucholska. Rob is the third in my podcasting blind-date series, but he’s also the host of the Professor Game podcast, and a professor at the IE Business College in Madrid, Spain. He specializes in creating interactive learning experiences and bringing gaming into the classroom.

Rob and I talk about gamification in business and the classroom, how gamification is different than game-based learning, how teachers can start to use gamification principles in their class, the problem of engagement in the modern classroom, the need for deep thinking in whatever you apply to your classroom, and how we should all be trying new things in our classrooms.

13 minutes

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 87 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Rob Alvarez Bucholska.


Rob, thanks again for an awesome chat about gamification and what it means.

To connect with Rob, find him on Twitter, he’s @RobAlvarezB. Also, be sure to check out his website, and his podcast, Professor Game at

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, go try something new in your classroom.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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