08
May
2020

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

$270.00
Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

15
May
2020

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

19
May
2020

Inquiry Learning: The Whats, the Whys and the Hows

$270.00
Inquiry Learning: The Whats, the Whys and the Hows

A Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as an effective way not only to engage students in their learning but to challenge them to think deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts. Many of us like the idea of an inquiry approach but feel less confident with how to actually use it effectively in the classroom. This workshop is designed for teachers who are newer to inquiry or those who wish to refresh their understanding of the approach and update their pedagogy.

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Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

28
May
2020

Teacher Well-Being - Pathways to Peace

Thu 28 May 20
$270.00
Teacher Well-Being - Pathways to Peace

A Seminar for Primary and High School Teachers
Presented by Alison Crofton

Generate peace in your life, in the classroom and beyond. Come away feeling empowered to pursue your own personal pathway to peace, bliss, joy, good health and well-being.

This seminar will set you up with tools and ideas that will allow you to embark on a journey of instilling peace in every aspect of your life. Wherever you are on your pathway to peace this seminar will set you up to take the next step and it will explore ways to keep you motivated, supported and inspired on your journey.

During the seminar you will:

  • Learn about meditation, mindfulness, mindset and various areas of positive psychology which can be applied to your own life and in the classroom.
  • Have personal time to explore and experience resources with like-minded colleagues.
  • Experience several meditations run by the course facilitator
  • Learn about the negative effects of stress on the body and strategies that you can begin to use straight away to combat these effects.
  • Discover how simple techniques and strategies will allow less stress in your life even if the circumstances stay the same.
  • Become aware of how you can build better health and well-being for yourself which will positively impact those around you and your class.

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Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

05
Jun
2020

Igniting A Passion for Learning

Igniting A Passion for Learning

Through Student-Centred Teaching Strategies
A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Rich Allen

Do something for you!
This inspiring, entertaining and potentially life changing PD session that will ignite your passion for teaching.
Find out how to harness your students’ energy to drive their success. You’ll leave armed with practical, easy-to-implement strategies, tools and ideas – and energised to embark on new learning journeys with your students in 2020.

Strategies shared in this seminar beautifully compliment an inquiry approach to learning.
This dynamic and uplifting seminar will arm you with a bucket load of amazing teaching tricks!

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  • Seminar Program
    Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm
12
Jun
2020

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

18
Jun
2020

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

•   What do we mean by hard class
•   Why do some classes get hard or have a reputation?
•   The importance of establishing classes well
– the first hours, first days
– the critical first meeting with new classes, particularly 'reputation classes
– re-establishing a class that has gone off the rails
•   Approaches to cracking a hard or reputation class
•   Developing individual behaviour management plans for troublesome and behaviourally disordered students
•   Teacher bullying – why some teachers are bullied and how to address it
•   Teacher stress

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

30
Jun
2020

Anticipating Anxiety

Anticipating Anxiety

Proactively Preparing for Student Anxiety
A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers & Well-Being Committee
Presented by Greg Mitchell

I often refer to my inner critic as Nancy, as in Negative Nancy.
My counsellor asked me how I speak to her
and I said I often tell her to shut up
and we agreed that doesn’t work.
Now when I have the energy I say thank you for your concern Nancy,
but I’ve got this, and you aren’t needed here.
Georgie7, Beyond Blue Forum Topic: Talking to your inner critic, can it be tamed?

Adeptness in teaching students with anxiety disorders has become an essential skill that many teachers lack training in.

Anxiety is a pervasive disorder and effects nearly all aspects of school today.

Anxiety disorders which include social phobias, separation anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have become more common in classrooms with anxious students displaying poor attendance, poor connectedness and poor engagement.

Children with any anxiety disorders have lower average test scores compared to those who have
no mental disorder, these differences are significant for all years and all domains. By year 3, students with mental disorders were on average 7-11 months behind their peers, by year 9 the achievement gap increased to 1.5-3 years on average.

This leaves schools with a challenge that needs a multi-pronged approach to assist students, support families and empower teachers.

Greg Mitchell works with schools all over Australia to help create school cultures that can deal with stressful issues. He was raised in a family redolent with anxiety and has a mountain of lived experience in dealing with all of the anxieties that teaching can deliver.

Greg has developed a five-part approach that enables schools to

  • Create safe emotional classroom environments
  • Empower resilient relationships and peer support
  • Design better approaches to problem solving and cooperation
  • Teaching and learning that enables positive risk taking
  • Plans which help anxious students design positive responses to daily challenges and better goals for brighter futures.

This workshop abounds with practical strategies, useful insights, humour, compassion and buckets of common-sense including

  • How to counsel students in panic mode
  • How to move students in deep defence lock down
  • How to anticipate problems and teach students to deal with their inner critic
  • How to deal with our own anxieties and provide the template for honest discussions about fear, image and reality

This seminar is for teachers, teacher assistants and administrators in Primary and Secondary schools.

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Completing ‘Anticipating Anxiety’ will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

20
Jul
2020

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary & High School

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

28
Jul
2020

Inquiry Learning: The Whats, the Whys and the Hows

Inquiry Learning: The Whats, the Whys and the Hows

A Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as an effective way not only to engage students in their learning but to challenge them to think deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts. Many of us like the idea of an inquiry approach but feel less confident with how to actually use it effectively in the classroom. This workshop is designed for teachers who are newer to inquiry or those who wish to refresh their understanding of the approach and update their pedagogy.

Register a Group & Save
Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm