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

September 01, 2022

From guilt at leaving teaching to designing student wellbeing at scale, with Maria Fernanda Puertas | S2E12
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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. Teaching moments and learning moments – the beating heart of education that enables each of us to reflect on our experiences and capitalise on those reflections in ways we can put into practice and that move us forward.

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


About the Guest:  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. [Maria's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-fernanda-puertas/]

Recorded 21 July 2022


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About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet. He is the Founder of Grokkist. [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon

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