CLASSROOM 5.0

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

Episode 10: Ben Grozier

Ben Grozier

CLASSROOM 5.0

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

Episode 10: Ben Grozier

Should Teachers Really Do it All? The Shared Responsibility of Educating the Next Gen

with Ben Grozier

If there was ever a year to celebrate our incredible teachers, 2021 is it. And there’s no bigger cheerleader than Ben Grozier, co-founder of Class Cover. In our 10th and final episode of Series 1, Ben chats to Mazz about what’s working well in education, and how we might design the future of learning with a shared responsibility in mind. After all, it takes a village to raise a child.

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About Ben

Ben is a qualified teacher, former small business owner, father of three active children, tech start-up founder and CEO. Headquartered in Dee Why, ClassCover, is a service that helps over 2500 schools and 80,000 teachers across Australia to save time booking casual teachers. The company was “born” on the Northern Beaches and has now grown to over 100 staff.

Ben also mentors start-up founders from the Allambie Heights based, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Disability Tech Accelerator. In his spare time, Ben likes to surf, play a bit of average quality golf and chase after his three young children.

As a business owner, Ben would also like to modernise the local business networks. He is a firm believer that pooled knowledge and contacts, in addition to shared problems and solutions, are a powerful force. Ben emphasises there are proven strategies that could be implemented into the business community for the benefit of all. He feels that especially in a pandemic, our business community must team up in order to survive, thrive and if necessary, pivot in order to be successful. Growing our businesses together as a community is the way to do this.

As a teacher, parent and “tech guy”, Ben knows that in 2021, one of the greatest threats to our youth globally no longer exists in the form of a playground scuffle, but on the screens of a smartphone. He wants to ensure that our parents and youth are empowered with education to assist them utilising technology to achieve great things in life, whilst being completely aware of the pitfalls and damage that smartphones and social media can do to our children.

“The Covid-19 pandemic brings opportunities and challenges to frontline services, residents, and our business community. As a former teacher, current small business owner and mentor, I want to advocate for our community to connect and thrive in the months and years ahead.”

~ ben grozier

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Jenna O'Connell

Jenna is a teacher and careers advisor, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Performance), Bachelor of Education (K-12), and Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions).

Jenna is in her element when she is helping people and organisations discover their unique magic, and working with them in sharing this magic with the world to drive positive change. Her background sees an amalgam of over 15 years across corporate and education sectors, with extensive experience in curriculum development, coaching, facilitation, and mentorship. In addition to her work at The Posify Group, Jenna loves driving change in her local community as an Education Officer for Port Macquarie Hastings Council.

With helping others at the core of her personal purpose, Jenna contributes to various local youth projects and initiatives. Throughout 2017-2018, she mentored local youth in their project, Cards For Change, who went on to win a $2000 Pitch Project grant. She also volunteers for The Luminosity Youth Summit, is the Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator for Dyslexia Mid North Coast, and a proud ambassador for and presenter at #LitFest2444. 

Outside of her purpose work, you’ll find Jenna building forts and kicking soccer balls with her little guy or in her Dojo kicking goals towards her Tae Kwon Do black belt.

Mariane Power

Mariane, known affectionately as Mazz, is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Performance.

Mariane’s big audacious goal is to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime, and she is obsessed with all things related to human potential. Mariane has over 15 years experience in consulting, facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Her work as a Leadership Consultant in the corporate world and Psychologist in her Child and Adolescent Clinic further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for 21st century success for the Next Gen.

Mariane is proud to have extended her personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for-purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit, Project Gen Z and Ambisie. Her most recent pro-bono contribution involved designing and delivering the Coach 2020 program for Bambuddha Group, a leadership development organisation fostering kind leaders for a better world. In her spare time, you’ll find Mazz holding a spontaneous dance party in her kitchen and taking in all the coast has to offer with her family here in Port Macquarie. 

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