Mark Collard

Mark Collard

Croydon Hills, Australia

I'm an experiential trainer, author & keynote speaker. My business playmeo creates powerful training workshops & online resources that help students have fun & connect more meanginfully with others.

Mark is best known for his remarkably fun training workshops, interactive keynote presentations and his three best-selling activity books including No Props No Problem, Serious Fun and Count Me In.

Over the course of his 30+ year career, he has delivered more than 2,000 program days and presentations which have helped 100,000+ people have fun and connect meaningfully with others in 11 countries around the world (translated in 4 languages.)

Mark has written 5 books and leverages a massive repertoire of 800+ fun group games & activities to help people connect.

He has produced 350+ video tutorials (which have attracted more than 11 million views), worn-out 3 rubber chickens, formed over 5,000 circles, stayed in 300+ dodgy hotels and spent 5 months of his life in a plane crisscrossing the globe to travel to & work with his groups.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

To share what I know works and to learn from other leading-edge educators.

How can education support students to flourish?

I truly believe the most powerful influence in a student's learning is the environment in which the teacher creates to promote and support their education.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is what propels education forward, every step of the way.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

I am new to HundrED but have really enjoyed the resources and activities of Tagtiv8 because they engage students so successfully in their numeracy and literacy studies.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

My most fervent wish for HundrED is to learn more about the resources of playmeo's online database of fun group games & activities - - there are so many simple and fun activity ideas for teachers to use to help them create vibrant, positive and supportive learning environments.