Shawn Young is a co-founder and CEO of Classcraft, an innovative platform that motivates students using the culture and mechanics of games. Since its launch, Classcraft has gained incredible traction with educators worldwide, providing tools to transform behavior and classroom cultures. Young taught 11th grade physics for nine years, holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in education from Université de Sherbrooke, and is also a seasoned web developer. He’s the co-chair of UNESCO’s MGIEP Global Collective for SEL and Digital Learning, the president of the Edteq Association and an Ambassador for the education faculty at the University of Sherbrooke. Young is interested in how we can create community in the classroom and how playful principles can help teach the whole child.