THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
Episode 9: MATT PURCELL
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!
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.
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