Edubabble is a podcast for educators about real talk in teaching and learning with our students. From the challenges of the early teaching years to navigating remote learning, STEM education and everything in between. Join me, Tony Vallance, Australian Education Awards Teacher of the Year (2019) as we laugh, cry and share our scars and stars in this amazing game called education.
Ep 21 Game On! Gamified learning, growth and the power of creativity with Jamie
Meet Jamie, a teacher committed to enabling students to find their path and passions in learning. He uses oodles of play and gamification to allow creativity to grow in his students. Check out the link below to access the rich treasure trove of resources he has so graciously put together. Get on it!
This is the final episode of Edubabble, we are rebranding as Building Better Brains and now feature my amazing Clinical Play Therapist Wife Sian Chambers-Vallance. Stay tuned for from the heart sharing about couples, kids, teaching and how we use evidence based tools to build better brains for those in our care.
Ep 20 Test your Metal with Liam Frost-Camilleri
Meet Liam, a father, teacher, lecturer, host of The Demons within Podcast and lead man for death metal band, Fall and Resist. Hear about how Liam uses his creative outlet as an emotional canvas to help with his own internal challenges and now, so many other people as well. Want to experience real talk about mental health and teaching? Want to hear some sick riffs that express musically the difference between a lesson plan and actual lesson? Check this episode out! Just like him, it's an absolute BEAST!
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Ep 19 Full STEM Ahead with Michael Holmstrom
Meet Michael Holmstrom, entrepreneur, engineer and founder of STEM Punks, an education company dedicated to enabling students and teachers to embrace a problem solving mindset through STEM learning. In this fascinating interview, Michael shares his thoughts on failing fast, future technology and how a STEM mindset can be applied to any area of life. Check out his stories of overcoming huge challenges and how a STEM mindset made each failure, a step towards success. Check out the links below to experience what the award winning STEM Punks can do for your school.
w: www.stempunks.com (parents)
w: www.stempunks.com.au (schools)
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Ep 18 On the Stage of Life with Adam Thompson
Meet Adam Thompson, front man of Aussie rock band Chocolate Starfish and founder of MusoMagic and MusiKarma. Hear Adam's story of how he uses creativity and expression to enable kids to live their best lives. From the remote outback of the Northern Territory to the far flung reaches of rural India, Adam takes his years of stage experience to enable kids to create, express and find their voice in the world. If you want to hear about the power of creativity and vulnerability in teaching and learning, this episode is for you.
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Ep 17 Making the invisible, visible with James MacDiarmid
Meet James, a teacher, traveller and passionate advocate for brain wise education. Join us as we talk about how virtual reality can be used to grow engagement, emotional buy in and empathy in our students. Check out his advice and stories that'll give you some great tips to use in your classroom with or without VR as a learning tool.
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Ep 16 Learning Stuff that Matters with Belinda Jennings
Meet Belinda, a teacher, mother and creator of the School of Stuff that Matters. Hear all about her journey in education from student to teacher and what led her to create the School of Stuff that Matters. Along the way, check out her great tips for online learning as Belinda has been an online educator for years! I had such fun talking with Belinda and hearing her honest, heartfelt and hilarious stories and I hope you'll enjoy this episode too. Check out her links below