With 28 years teaching experience, the Robot man knows how to engage an audience!
"There's no reason why learning shouldn't be fun! No matter what the age, put a bunch of people in a room full of robotic equipment and the excitement and energy is exhilarating. Throw in some challenges, a few Dad jokes and iPads and it's a recipe for a really enjoyable time.
I like to make sure every participant is having a positive experience and, by the end of our time together, they feel better about themselves and the people around them. My goal is to make everyone feel a little smarter and more enthusiastic about learning and achieving."
Robot Man is based in Tasmania, Australia, but does travel to Victoria, occasionally.
I believe that most teachers want to see their students enjoy school.
I believe students love new technologies and thrive when given a chance to use it creatively.
I believe school should be fun. When it is fun, learning takes place.
I believe I get students to be genuinely excited about learning.
I believe what I do is excellent for relationships and self esteem. It can lead to successes in other areas of school life.
I believe coding and robotics encourages creativity and inspires students to show initiative.
I believe coding and robotics teach kids to persevere, because no-one ever gets their code or their robot perfect the first time.
I believe coding and robotics helps students become resilient. It encourages good sportsmanship.
Some of the kids I teach shine brightest when they are making or coding a robot. It might be the only thing they are good at; but they instantly earn the respect of everyone around them.
Things learnt while playing with robots, can last a lifetime.
When I am standing in front of a group or people, or running activities, I ask myself, would I like to be in the audience? The answer has to be "Yes!" otherwise I am not doing my job properly.
My philosophy towards others is pretty simple. "Treat other people the way you like to be treated". I always emphasise good sportsmanship, respect for others and patience, kindness and self-control.
I believe that coding and robotics are amazing avenues into 'real learning'.
If people are engaged, learning takes place.
After 28 years of teaching I have seen the difference between learning and babysitting.
I agree 100% with the quotes on this page from Albert Einstein and Dr Seuss!
My goal is that at the end of the day, everyone walks away thinking, "That was fantastic!".
Steve Reiher (Robot Man)
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Steve aka Robot Man has been an absolute pleasure to have in our school"