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Episode #40 Focus On What Really Matters Nov 24, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast, I am chatting to you about focusing on what really matters and this time of year!

As we head into the busy end of Term 4 it's important for us to focus on the things that really matter, both as an educator, as a parent, but also as a...

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Episode #39 Creating Energy & Flow at the End of a Busy Year Nov 17, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast, I am joined by Kell Quarell to talk about creating energy and flow into the end of the year.

This conversation is all about what you can do to move into the busy end of the year with a strong mindset and positive energy!

Kell is a...

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Episode #38 CAFS Teachers Never Stop Learning Nov 04, 2022

This episode of The Learning Network Podcast is going to be all about why we never stopped learning as CAFS teachers.

Even after 18 years of CAFS experience, co-authoring 2 textbooks, marking exams and presenting professional learning for the best part of 12 years, there's always something new to...

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Episode #37 Common Mistakes Made in Research Methodology Nov 04, 2022

In this week's jam packed episode of The Learning Network Podcast we're going to unpack some of the common mistakes that still being made in CAFS, in particular the Research Methodology module.

These common mistakes are part of the reason our kids really struggle in the Research Methodology...

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Episode #35 How you can be a champion Sep 28, 2022

In this week's episode of The Learning Network Podcast, I am joined by courage creator & resilience revolutionary, the appropriately named, Nadine Champion! Nadine is an international speaker, mindset coach, champion kickboxer & martial artist whose mission is to help women...

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Episode #34 The Power of Community Sep 21, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast, I unpack the power of community!

I have connected with so many amazing educators over the last 18 and a half years, both while I taught CAFS & since I began supporting CAFS teachers. I've been around for a while and many...

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Episode #33 Getting the Right Kids into CAFS Sep 12, 2022

In this week's episode, I am joined by a very special guest, Sharna Dawson. Sharna has a very extensive 20-year career in education, working as a PDHPE teacher for 8 years before retraining. Sharna found her passion in working with students to discover their careers, so she completed a graduate...

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Episode #31 Community and Family Studies isn't a GIRLS Subject Jul 13, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast I'm absolutely thrilled to be joined by the beautiful CAFS teacher Jess George-Loulach to chat about some of the misconceptions surrounding CAFS, especially the idea that it is a subject just for girls!

CAFS has so many real world lessons embedded...

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Episode #30 How you can share your love of CAFS Jun 30, 2022

In this week's episode of The Learning Network Podcast I share some resources to help you share your love of CAFS!

So if you haven't already worked out, I love CAFS. I love this subject and I fell in love with it back in 2004. I don't really know why or how I can put this into words,...

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Episode #29 What it's really like to mark HSC CAFS Jun 30, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast I chat to you about what it's really like to mark the Year 12 CAFS examinations.

After 16 years of marking HSC CAFS, I learned the ins & outs of how the HSC works, what the markers are looking for & what students can do to...

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Episode #27 Swinging the Doors Wide Open to Our CAFS Classrooms Jun 29, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast I dive into how you can swing those Community and Family Studies Classroom doors WIDE open to capture the key to having purpose and strategy with your students.

Listen to the episode & read the shownotes at thelearnnet.com/27...

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Episode #28 Transforming Your Workspace May 24, 2022

In this episode of The Learning Network Podcast I'm joined by Melissa Marsden to talk about how we can be more effective & more efficient by maximising our teaching and learning workspaces (so important for Community and Family Studies teachers to protect their time and...

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