Learn the secrets of INVISIBLE DISCIPLINE. Discover why some classes work with different teachers. Learn how to become a "student whisperer" and to create classrooms where students are engaged and cooperative.
Understand the motives of students who misbehave and develop strategies that will tame the "difficult class".
Learn about VISIBLE LEARNING. Identify the key actions that will make your students learn more effectively and how to create a classroom learning environment where students see the purpose of learning and learn how to learn.
Violence is a growing problem in schools but it is one which can be managed. In this presentation, staff will consolidate their understanding of the Keeping Our Schools Safe initiative. Staff will learn how to spot the hazard, diffuse volatile situations and how to respond safely and effectively.
People say that leaders are born ... this presentation utilises the research by Peter Hamilton that clearly outline what effective leadership entails. Participants will be able to reflect on their current leadership roles and consider what they can do in order to grow their skills set. This session will be highly relevant to aspirant leaders in schools.
In this session I will share my experiences in working with Aboriginal students and will provide an insight into cultural competency that schools need to be aware of as we work to improve outcomes for our Aboriginal students.
Wellness is a key focus for WA schools and in this presentation I will look at stress as an occupational health and safety issue. I will share my experiences and look at aspects such as how to identify the signs of stress as well as how best to support staff who are struggling. This session is highly relevant and will enable schools to foster cooperative and supportive teams within their learning community.
Boys can be challenging in classes; "boys will be boys". In this presentation, I will look at why and how boys misbehave, how they learn best and what strategies a teacher can use to get boys on-side. I will share my experiences of working with disengaged boys and the highs and challenges I encountered.
This presentation covers aspects of the Barrie Bennett pedagogy that has proven benefits in fostering deep learning. I will cover the essence of cooperative learning and the use of tools that develop students' metacognition.
Are teachers compliant in terms of classroom observations or are they invested in the process? This session will unpack the why and how of classroom observations. Teachers will learn to appreciate the value of peer coaching.
There is a wide range of learning difficulties that are faced by students in our classrooms. In this presentation we will explore some of these, we will listen to Rick Lavoie and I will share some of my experiences in trying to best meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. We will consider simple teacher actions that can make learning more effective for these students.
If there is a specific issue or task that your school would like to address (such as school development planning and decision making) just send me an email and we can take it from there!