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The Intersecting Worlds of Passion and Work

In today’s episode, Jarrod Robinson, who is known to many educators around the globe as the PE Geek, shares the behind the scenes work that has helped shape him into one of the world’s most renown presenters in the field of physical education. For Jarrod to be at his very best, he pushes himself to look well beyond the arena of physical education in order to hone his craft and to strive for both personal and professional excellence in his life. Although his work is firmly rooted in the subject area of physical education, in today’s podcast Jarrod shares specific lessons that he has learned from well beyond the boundary lines of PE itself. And it’s these very lessons that have helped to deepen his love of teaching and his desire to share the passion he has for integrating technology in both the classroom and in physical education. In this episode you’ll learn what truly drives Jarrod and the love that he has for the work he does.

Connect with Jarrod

Website: & Twitter: @mrrobbo


Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from country Victoria Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role emerging 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 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.

Themes Discussed

The Meaning of Work Excellence Beyond PE Passion and Purpose Work Ethic Creativity and Innovation 80/20 Concept
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