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Augmented Learning Podcast & Vlog Episode #58

This week we catch up with Tania Cotter who is the new CEO of Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ). Tania was appointed to the role just as New Zealand moved into lockdown, so has had a really challenging start as you can imagine! Despite these difficult times, she is already making great decisions for the …

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Augmented Learning Podcast & Vlog Episode #57

Today we welcome another Australian guest to the show! Lenita Abouchabake’s passion for health and young people always empowered her into learning ways to educate youth on how to become healthy, confident and resilient. This passion led her to becoming a Physical Education Teacher, to raise awareness on the importance of student wellbeing. Wanting to …

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Augmented Learning Podcast & Vlog Episode #55

Stephen McConnachie is an educator from Canterbury, New Zealand who experienced some really challenging times during the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011. This has been discussed way back in episode 21, but Stephen (and his school) were without a campus, had access to very little resources, were facing an unorthodox teaching timetable (due to the need …

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Augmented Learning Podcast & Vlog Episode #54

Carol Dweck with her book “Mindset” shaped the idea of a growth mindset, which really allowed us to explore this concept of failure. According to Dweck, In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates …

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Augmented Learning Podcast & Vlog Episode #53

Shaun is a teacher who experienced some challenges around burn out and mental illness early in his career. As Shaun came to discover different strategies and lessons to support himself throughout this time, he found himself becoming obsessed with the power of the mind and human potential. This lead to the founding of Smile Teachers where …

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Augmented Learning Podcast & Vlog Episode #51

If you’re a regular listener you’re no doubt aware of my former obsession with video games and gamification. This stemmed from time spent gaming as a young teacher where I would get flown around the world playing FIFA competitively for tens of thousands of dollars (which is small time compared to what the younguns are …

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