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Log on between 9.15am and 9.25am for the 9.30am start (AEST) Log off approx. 3pm

Live Streamed Webinar

All Relief or Substitute Teachers

$215 + GST

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Survival Guide for CRT’s

As a CRT (Casual Relief Teacher) you also need to be a Crisis Response Teacher. You will need your magic folder of resources for when the work runs out or more critically when no work has been left for the class. You will also need to bring your behaviour management ‘A’ game to those challenging classes. This workshop will cover everything from the history of behaviour management to what to say when the ‘bush lawyer’ is trying to hook you in.  This is a generic workshop that hopefully has something for everyone as it is not weighted toward primary of secondary aged students.

Over 3 x 90 minute sessions this workshop will provide participants with –

90 minutes on surviving the first 5 minutes of your first lesson with a class, surviving the staff room, and surviving everything from ‘I haven’t got a pen’ to a critical incident such as a physical fight.

90 minutes on the history, the basics of discipline, an audit of your behaviour management approach and how to detect the hotspots that can ruin your survival rate in many classrooms.

90 minutes on a framework of 10 essential teacher skills and a framework to take your practice forward and build on what you already know.

Participants will receive a wide range of resources including –

  • Survival Guide for CRT’s
  • The Ten Commandments of Defusing Confrontation
  • 10 Essential Teacher Skills
  • 20 Strategies to Manage Challenging Behaviour
Presented by Critical Agendas

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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Please note advertised times for Term 4, 2020 and Term 1, 2021 are AEDT always check for time zone differences