CLASSROOM 5.0

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

Episode 9: MATT PURCELL

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CLASSROOM 5.0

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

Episode 9: Matt Purcell

Social Shoulds, Shouldn’ts and ‘So What’s’?! Navigating Self Identity On and Offline

WITH MATT PURCELL

Mention social media to a parent of a tween or teen, and you’ll get one of two reactions. An overshare of behind the scenes of ‘Keeping up with the Jones’’, or a shudder. Yep. Raising happy, healthy and confident kids who are kind to themselves and others sure is a rollercoaster ride for parents and teachers of this globally connected next gen. Matt Purcell and Mariane Power share the not so often discussed ‘real’ and ‘raw’ conversation starters that will help you navigate social and emotional learning for identity development with your kids, at home, and in the classroom!

About MATT

Matt is One of Australia’s leading young entrepreneurs. For over a decade, Matt has impacted nearly 1 million young people in schools across Australia. He’s the founder and CEO of Social Kung Fu (SKF), an initiative that aims to equip every school in Australia with verbal training and tools to increase wellbeing and resilience which is due to launch in 2022. Grounded in research, SKF covers a series of simple principles and tactics that anybody can use, regardless of their gender, age or background. Matt is an accomplished business person, musician, and a proud dad and husband.

"When you start getting older your parents voice isn't the only voice of authority anymore. So I think young people are craving a sense of self worth in what they do."

~ MATT PURCELL

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Some of the things that I've helped young people with over the years is... peeling underneath the surface and going okay, what if you couldn't be smart and go to work? What if you had if you're an athlete, what if you couldn't run again? What would you be then? Or start peeling back the things I feel that they need? If you even had a meal? What are you then because I don't know like and really the value pieces he like you are valuable regardless of what you do.

MATT PURCELL

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Jenna O'Connell

Jenna is a teacher and careers advisor, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Performance), Bachelor of Education (K-12), and Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions).

Jenna is in her element when she is helping people and organisations discover their unique magic, and working with them in sharing this magic with the world to drive positive change. Her background sees an amalgam of over 15 years across corporate and education sectors, with extensive experience in curriculum development, coaching, facilitation, and mentorship. In addition to her work at The Posify Group, Jenna loves driving change in her local community as an Education Officer for Port Macquarie Hastings Council.

With helping others at the core of her personal purpose, Jenna contributes to various local youth projects and initiatives. Throughout 2017-2018, she mentored local youth in their project, Cards For Change, who went on to win a $2000 Pitch Project grant. She also volunteers for The Luminosity Youth Summit, is the Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator for Dyslexia Mid North Coast, and a proud ambassador for and presenter at #LitFest2444. 

Outside of her purpose work, you’ll find Jenna building forts and kicking soccer balls with her little guy or in her Dojo kicking goals towards her Tae Kwon Do black belt.

Mariane Power

Mariane, known affectionately as Mazz, is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Performance.

Mariane’s big audacious goal is to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime, and she is obsessed with all things related to human potential. Mariane has over 15 years experience in consulting, facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Her work as a Leadership Consultant in the corporate world and Psychologist in her Child and Adolescent Clinic further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for 21st century success for the Next Gen.

Mariane is proud to have extended her personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for-purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit, Project Gen Z and Ambisie. Her most recent pro-bono contribution involved designing and delivering the Coach 2020 program for Bambuddha Group, a leadership development organisation fostering kind leaders for a better world. In her spare time, you’ll find Mazz holding a spontaneous dance party in her kitchen and taking in all the coast has to offer with her family here in Port Macquarie. 

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  • Headspace www.headspace.com.au 
  • Reach Out www.reachout.org.au

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