From guilt at leaving teaching to designing student wellbeing at scale, with Maria Fernanda Puertas | S2E12

A conversation all about what happens when a mingling of interests meets a sudden change in priorities. The moments where you change from being one kind of thing into another, how that happens and how you update your self-understanding along the way.
From guilt at leaving teaching to designing student wellbeing at scale, with Maria Fernanda Puertas | S2E12

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๐ŸŽ™ About the Episode

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Key Topics

  • What you lose when you stop being a teacher and reconnecting with what you love about education
  • Being in the hotseat as head teacher at the start of the pandemic and coming up with a plan to support students, teachers and parents
  • Student wellbeing and how education systems fit and discard people
  • What teachers making the transition to learning design and operations need to learn and unlearn

Recorded 21 July 2022


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Maria's squiggly career

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๐Ÿงถ The Red Thread

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Decisive moments

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Synthesising for strength

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How Maria likes to learn

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Reflections on practice

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๐Ÿ”Š Audio Highlights

Episode appetiser - The guilt associated with leaving teaching (26 sec)

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Maria explains learning operations to a 10 year old (32 sec)

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The life changing learning experience Maria would gift someone (59 sec)

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On being in the hot seat at the start of the pandemic (23 sec)

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On being in the hot seat at the start of the pandemic (18 sec)

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๐Ÿ‘ค About Maria Fernanda Puertas

Maria Fernanda Puertas is a Latina, tea lover and cat lady who is passionate about the science of learning and community building. After being a teacher and head teacher for over a decade, she made the decision to move into tech to pursue the mission of reaching a much wider audience with amazing learning experiences, and hopefully help people find what they are looking for.

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Danu Poyner

Danu is the founder of Grokkist and host of the Still Curious Podcast. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand and has a career that has become more squiggly than a Norwegian fjord.