Richard Wells
Author: A Learner’s Paradise
Global Top 40 EdTech influencer (Onalytica)
Global Top 12 Edu Blogger (Huff Post)
British / New Zealander
Deputy Principal in NZ High School
International Speaker
Father of 2 girls
Twitter : @EduWells

The world is changing too fast for schools to carry on with business as usual. Jobs are vanishing and we need schools to become incubators for creative invention and output. If we don’t, thousands of young people will be too reliant on the world to provide for them and we’ll all be in trouble.

I provide professional development in both pedagogy and technology and speak on matters of future focused education. Thanks for visiting and appreciating my work. Contact me!


Kind Words

“Eduwells really is the thinking man’s Educator” – Mark Anderson (UK)

“If you don’t follow Eduwells, you should. He has brilliance every time I need to be inspired” – Beth Holland, EdTechTeacher (USA) 

“My favourite expert on SAMR is EduWells” – Vicki Davies  @CoolcatTeacher (USA)

“He has made me a better educator” – Mike Saracini (USA)

“A natural, The New Zealand Justin Timberlake :)” – George Couros (Canada)


Originally from the UK, my family & I moved to New Zealand in 2006 and have never regretted the move. ! !

After completing a degree in Fine Art Painting, I made the ‘obvious’ move in qualifying as a Microsoft Systems Engineer! After a few years of worrying about systems, I got bored and qualified as a Teacher. ! ! Teaching first in the UK before moving to and teaching in NZ, I started blogging about my educational iPad use in 2012.  I was amazed at the response and have since been asked to present around New Zealand, Australia and the US.!

I have now taught for 13 years and have been Head of Technology in both private and public schools, currently residing at Orewa College, New Zealand’s first compulsory BYOD school. I specialise in student-centred learning, educational use of social media, augmented reality, Design Thinking and providing effective professional development that is centred on the individual teacher’s requirements and current skill-set.

EduWells WHY Guide to edChat

My Book: A Learner’s Paradise


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