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9.00am - 3:40pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Treacy Centre 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria

All teachers, especially teachers in their first five years of teaching. Teachers who have returned to teaching after a period of absence. Teachers wanting the latest ideas and practical strategies to teach effectively. Teachers wanting a vast array of resources for their students. Pre – service teachers

$408.18 - $590.00 + GST

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New Educators’ Conference – 2020

“From Eager to Excellent – How to teach like a champion!”

This is a must attend Conference!

P.N. As a Two Day attendee, you will receive a copy of Glen Pearsall’s book – “Fast and Effective Assessment” AND also a copy of Greg Mitchell’s book – “The Behaviour Ambulance”

Program Outline Thursday 12th March 2020

  • 8.30am – Registration
  • 9.00am – 9.10am – Welcome & House-Keeping Details
  • 9.10am – 10.30am  – Practical Strategies for Building Positive Classrooms
  • 10.30am – 11.00am – Morning Tea
  • 11.00am – 12.20pm – Strategies to Increase Your Students Resilience
  • 12.20pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
  • 1.00pm – 2.20pm – Fast and Effective Feedback
  • 2.20pm – 3.40pm – The Behaviour Ambulance

Program Outline Friday 13th March 2020

  • 8.30am – Registration
  • 9.00am – 9.10am – Welcome & House-Keeping Details
  • 9.10am – 10.30am  – “Scars and Stars” – The journey to teaching with passion, power and purpose
  • 10.30am – 11.00am – Morning Tea
  • 11.00am – 12.20pm – Improving Your Student’s Self-Worth, Self-Talk and Performance
  • 12.20pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
  • 1.00pm – 2.20pm – ConnectED Classrooms – Connection before Correction
  • 2.20pm – 3.40pm – Teach Like You Love It!
  • 3.40pm – 4.oopm – Close of Conference


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No application for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have any monies paid refunded in full. Cancellations prior to the Thursday 20th February, 2020 will incur a 25% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the 20/02/2020 or for failure to attend the program.
All cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to us.
In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies paid will be fully refunded. Critical Agendas will not be accepting liability for the payment of any other associated costs.
Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised program prior to commencement.


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Glen Pearsall

Glen Pearsall is a leading secondary school teacher and an acclaimed presenter of professional development for classroom teachers across Australia. Glen has a particular interest in the development of young teachers and has also developed and delivered a program of renewal for mid-career teachers. His expertise is in high quality instructional practice, and the development of classroom cultures based on sound pedagogy and educational research. He has been a board member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, and has worked as a research fellow at the Australian Youth Research Centre. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed “And Gladly Teach”, an inspirational and practical book on creating supportive and cooperative classrooms.

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Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is an established and highly sought after consultant who works with teachers, parents and administrators where it counts… in schools and in classrooms. He regularly teaches in classrooms in primary and secondary schools all over Australia demonstrating the changes that really work. Greg is an exceptional presenter with the ability to connect with educators, to challenge them and provide many practical strategies that work! Great knowledge, practical, dynamic and very entertaining!

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Miranda Marriott

Miranda Marriott is an engaging speaker and facilitator, with over 12 years of experience in the Health and Wellbeing industry. She understands schools, teachers and students and how to best support and communicate with them as she has worked as the head of wellbeing, a year level coordinator and Psychology teacher. Miranda has completed post- graduate studies in Education, Life Coaching and Commerce (Human Resources), along with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Counselling). She is a skilled communicator as she spoken to Whole Schools, Year Levels, Teachers, TAFEs and Corporates and has studied public speaking. Miranda is passionate about wellbeing for both staff and students because she has seen the profound impact that these insights and strategies have had.

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Tony Vallance

Tony is an experienced teacher, trainer and passionate changemaker in contemporary skills learning.  He has received State and National awards for his work in student centred STEAM curriculum, student engagement and learning space creation. In 2019 Tony was awarded ‘Teacher of the Year’ at the

Australian Education Awards. He has an infectious enthusiasm and his workshops are fun, engaging and extremely practical. He is passionate about sharing the techniques and evidence based strategies that have yielded such high student engagement and outcomes in the contemporary learning sphere.

Tony is a passionate advocate for Mazlow’s before Blooms and teaches connection before correction as a foundation for all learning.

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