Each year Toni and Helen are invited to present a range of talks, workshops and keynote addresses.
Toni is based in Sydney and Helen is based in Melbourne. Toni is endorsed by the NSW Institute of Teachers as a registered provider of Professional Development. To discuss booking a presentation you can email Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Helen at email@example.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
offer 2 workshops in different states across Australia & over the school year
1. The BOUNCE BACK! Workshop: Click here for information on these talks.
2. The HITS & HOTS Workshop: http://pl.pearson.com.au/au/find-a-course
High Student Engagement & Positive Relationships
HITS are High Impact Teaching Strategies & HOTS are Higher Order Thinking Strategies. A highly engaging and experiential day that workshops a number of cooperative learning strategies to demonstrate how to embed ACARA’s general competencies in any curriculum from Year 3 to Year 12: critical & creative thinking, ethical behaviour, personal and social competence, and intercultural understanding. Learning is made visible and peer & teacher feedback is facilitated through the use of innovative teaching strategies. These strategies apply the evidence for good teaching and learning by John Hattie (2009) and Robert Marzano (2003).
Typical One Day Workshops for Schools
(9.00 to 3.30)
Focus: Primary and Middle School
Life is a bumpy journey and everyone experiences setbacks and makes mistakes. All students face challenges in learning and in relationships; and some face more major challenges. Students and teachers need to learn the skills to bounce back. This workshop explores practical strategies to embed the teaching of social-emotional learning skills and resilience in the primary and middle school curriculum through the use of children’s literature, cooperative learning, IWBs, songs and other activities to help students learn academic skills, social skills, emotional regulation and resilience.
Therese Joyce also runs the BOUNCE BACK workshop: http://www.theresejoyce.com/information-for-schools/bounceback/
Focus: Primary and Secondary
This highly experiential workshop identifies practical teaching and innovative teaching strategies that can improve student wellbeing at the same time as improving learning outcomes. All the teaching strategies demonstrate the principles of cooperative learning and link to recent research on good teaching:
The workshop presents practical and successful classroom strategies that address these three key principles.