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9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

New and Beginning Teachers

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Booking Conditions

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.

The Beginning Teachers Survival Pack March 2022

If you type in “Beginning Teacher Survival Pack “ into Google you will be overpowered with everything from chocolate and chewing gum to over a hundred checklists, worksheets and guides that will keep you busy until your early retirement from emotional exhaustion.

The problem is that if these were a survival pack they would be so big that you would need superhuman strength to lift them and you would die from physical exhaustion just trying to walk away from danger.

This workshop is about the basics of behaviour management…the true approaches that allow us to test early, fail fast and respond to things as we go along that lead to good teaching and student learning.

The workshop teaches beginning teachers the simple routines that enable them to control a class throughout a lesson from day to day, week to week term to term.

You will learn about the basics of control and influence. How to build a respectful relationship, class rules, correcting behaviours, small responses that keep things calm and what consequences work and what consequences do not to do.

You will also learn simple routines that make life easier such as

  • How to get your class into the room
  • Seating arrangements that work
  • The first five minutes
  • Starting your teaching with a hook
  • Pacing a lesson
  • Ending a lesson well
  • Transitioning from one idea or lesson to the next.

While this workshop will offer you lots of resources and a treasure trove of small teaching jewels it focuses on how to develop your Teaching TLC.

That is your ability to

  • Think like a teacher in charge of a class,
  • Listen to what your student’s behaviour is telling you and
  • Communicate clearly the behaviour you want them to develop.

In the end the workshop provides beginning teachers with a thriving kit.

Presented by Critical Agendas

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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I love the fantastic variety of workshops and conferences on offer. Always look forward to Critical Agendas PD’s.

Tim Livy

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

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again


Tan x

Tania The Geelong College

Inspirational Speakers –  the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms

Libby Fullard.

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle

The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

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