Brett Salakas

“Anyone from anywhere can do anything.”

Uniquely experienced, Brett’s innovation, curriculum insight and passion to deliver results set him apart. His reputation for innovation in the education industry is truly global. He has been the keynote speaker at multiple international conferences, in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America and has run Professional Learning for schools and systems both in Australia and in North America.

Brett is a teacher, leader, poet and the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. 

Brett has leadership experience within the Public Education System, Catholic and Independent systems as well as being a Curriculum and Digital Technologies Officer while teaching in Singapore. Couple that with the rare experience of having taught from Kindergarten to Year 10 and you will find that Brett brings a blend of deep pedagogical awareness and flexibility that allows him to rapidly adapt to and understand complex educational contexts.

Passionately committed to turning educational theory into real classroom practice, Brett is all about CONNECTION, COLLABORATION and INSPIRATION!

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What Is #aussieED 

#aussieED was founded on the belief that all teachers should have unlimited access to Professional Development, on their own terms, to improve their teaching, their schools and change the lives of the students they encounter. Since then, we have embarked on a mission to reach educators, not only in Australia but all around the globe. We want to smash the barriers that prevent teachers from easily connecting and learning with each other.

#aussieED is the largest online network of teachers in Australia. Members join twitter chats held every Sunday to discuss educational issues and undertake professional learning. #aussieED LIVE events are networking meetups of various scale. Our Professional Learning Partnership initiative aims to connect like-minded educators and industry experts in a learning relationship. 


A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.

Muhammad Ali