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Podcast: Talking #aussieED & with founder Brett Salakas

Written by Ben Newsome on June 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Brett Salakas and the FizzicsEd Podcast Episode 7

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Primary teacher & #aussieED founder Brett Salakas is an inspirational educator who’s worked to create a global network of motivated people on Twitter to make educational theory into classroom practice that works. In this podcast we chat about his new work in where his mission is simple... to bring STEM education to young people everywhere, in a way that empowers them to shape their own future.

About Brett Salakas

Brett Salakas
Brett Salakas, founder of aussieED & WorldSTEM

Brett Salakas is an international keynote speaker, an author, the founder of #aussieED, the largest online network of teachers in Australia. He is a Primary School teacher and Google Certified Innovator who, over the past 18 years, has taught in South East Asia and Australia in both public and independent schools. Brett is also the co-founder of the WorldSTEM movement. He is passionately committed to turning educational theory into real classroom practice. Brett is all about CONNECTION, COLLABORATION and INSPIRATION.

Top 3 learnings

  1. Get on Twitter! If you’re into learning about teaching tips, hacks and resources you really should be on this social media channel. Here you can find like-minded educators with whom you can share what has worked and what hasn’t worked in your lessons plus discover what has worked for others. While you’re at it, join the #aussieED twitter chat!
  2. Aim for continuous improvement. There’s always a better way to work with students to help them understand how the world works. Even if you’ve been teaching for 20+ years there’s always room to grow (plus it models lifelong learning for your kids!).
  3. You don’t know what you don’t know. That can also can mean that you may not know just how AWESOME your lessons actually are… share them! Use portals such as to share your lessons with teachers so that they can learn from you… it’s all about spreading the message and making an impact.

About the FizzicsEd Podcast

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!


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