In this episode, my friend, Jarrod Robinson, and I catch up at the Connected PE conference that he hosted in Dubai this past October. This is the second time that Jarrod has been on my podcast and what I was most interested in was having Jarrod share the ways in which he constantly challenges himself to grow and to learn. In today’s show, Jarrod discusses what he has learned over the past year and how he continually strives to improve on the Connected PE experiences that he offers his members and conference participants.

Jarrod has a specific vision and approach that he refines through learning and through failure in an effort to not only improve on the conferences that he runs, but also how he strives for both personal and professional excellence in his life. It is my hope that you gain some valuable takeaway from today’s show. Thanks for listening to today’s show with Jarrod Robinson.

Bio

Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from country Victoria Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role unspecifiedemerging technologies play within teaching and learning. He is first and foremost an advocate for lifelong movement and physical activity, however realises the power of 21st-century technologies that can shape new age teaching pedagogies.

Jarrod is known throughout the online community as “The PE Geek”, and authors a blog of the same name at www.thepegeek.com which has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers seeking effective use of 21st-century tools in PE.  He has presented Nationally and Internationally for over 6 years, running workshops in over 30  countries.

His major interests lie within mobile learning which he believes is the perfect fit for the outdoor-minded PE Teacher. As a result he has begun his own mobile development company, “The PE Geek Apps”, which builds mobile applications for teachers on both Android and iOS devices. His mobile applications have also won numerous awards throughout Australia and Overseas.

Connect with Jarrod

Website: https://thepegeek.com/ & http://connectedpe.com/

Twitter: @mrrobbo

Themes Discussed:

Self-Direction, Learning From Failure, Empowerment, Surrounding Ourselves With Excellence, The Connected PE Vision, Resilience