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Live Streamed Webinar

All School Leaders, Classroom Teachers, Early Career Teachers, Year Level Co-ordinators and anyone involved in Management of Student Behaviour.

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No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.

Strategies that support Positive Behaviour Management

Friday 20th May 2022

Session One: 9.00am – 10.45am

Glen Pearsall – Quick & Effective Strategies for Shaping Positive Behaviour

This webinar explores strategies for creating a positive and productive working environment for students and teachers. Featuring highly effective, easy-to-implement techniques, this webinar provides practical steps for teaching young people to take more responsibility for their own behaviour. Emphasis is placed on finding the lowest level intervention possible for addressing off-task behaviours and getting students back to what matters most – their learning.

By the end of the session participants will have explored:
• Effective responses for pivoting around resistant or argumentative behaviours and de-escalating potential conflicts
• Non-verbal and other low-level intervention techniques for subtly ‘nudging’ students back on-task
• Techniques for getting and holding student attention and routines for minimising disruption
• Strategies for turning around class groups whose behaviour has become distracted and disruptive

10.45am – 11.15am Morning Tea break

Session Two: 11.15am – 1.00pm

David Vinegrad – 7 Essential Teacher Skills

If you have ever wondered how those masterful teachers run stress free lessons with lots of engagement then this session is for you. We will cover the 7 secrets or skills or techniques, call them what you like but they have been around forever! The difficulty is translating these skills into consciously competent practice – what to say and do in the classroom to develop learning behaviours.

Participants will be led through the following magical skills that effective teachers use –
1. Classroom expectations shared & owned
2. Routines & procedures taught & known
3. Active supervision of students
4. Positive classroom environment
5. Functional physical layout
6. Maximize academic engagement
7. Predictable responses to positive/negative behaviour

1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch break

Session Three: 2.00pm – 3.45pm (includes 15 minute break at 2.45pm)

Greg Mitchell  -Trauma Informed Behavioural Health A different approach to student behaviour issues

With a sizable increases in student Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, and Suicide ideation most schools find themselves trying to use punishment and reward systems to deal with students who are distress driven. These students will go to great extremes to escape pain, whether it’s physical pain or emotional pain. In fact, they usually don’t consider the consequences of their  behaviour when acting badly. Kids with trauma backgrounds odds of having learning or behaviour problems in school are 32 times higher than kids who had no adverse childhood experiences.

This workshop details how teachers, leaders, students, and parents can use a Behavioural Health approach which sees Behaviour Management, Mental Health and Trauma Awareness
as one issue, forms practical strategies that build better behaviour, manages mental health issues, and responds in a trauma compassionate manner.

You will be introduced to the Behavioural Health approach framed around an operating system called RUMBL which
• RECOGNISES and clearly explains the behaviours we want to build with our students.
• UNDERSTANDS behaviour well enough to predict when challenging behaviours will happen and be strategically prepared.
• MANAGES and controls our emotional response to challenging behaviours
• BUILDS influential responses that grow relationships, builds competence and fosters engagement.
• LEARNS to teach students how to master their own behaviours and to grow with competence and confidence.

This is a life changing workshop as one secondary teacher noted “Thank you very much for today’s workshop which has been one of the best and most useful courses I have done in my teaching career.”

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Presented by Critical Agendas

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.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Glenn’s books you can do so by clicking on this link:


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David Vinegrad

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice. He has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practices into schools in Australia and internationally and is an experienced counsellor and mediator including high level management of critical incidents and school based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings undertaking and developing a wide range of roles including recent work in Japan and Brazil.

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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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Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

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