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

Live Streamed Webinar

All Year 7 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 Year 7 Teachers Essentials

What every Year 7 teacher and their team need to know and do  to set up your school for ongoing success.

As the first year in High School, Year 7 can have an incredible impact how students view your school and develop a positive attitude to learning.

It is in this year that the school values and rules can be clearly established, work standards can be taught and perfected, and social patterns developed for continuing growth and achievement.

Far too many schools however miss the chance to set up for high performance right from the beginning of day one term one by neglecting to have their Year 7 teams trained in clear, concise, and consistent ground rules that create the stability needed to really hit the ground running.

This dynamic and highly practical workshop shows teachers how prepare for next year with,

  • The four essential values that form the basis for consistent classroom and school rules. (“Values show the need for the rules and the rules explain the values!”)
  • How to build connected relationships between teachers and students, and between students themselves. (“You can’t correct if you don’t connect!”)
  • Transformative consistency through simple, consistent behaviour basics that all team members know and use.(“Power with rather than power over.”)
  • The relentless routines that create the foundation habits that put excellence on autopilot.

(“The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines.” Harry Wong)

  • Developing a team approach that is,
  1. Consistent in language,
  2. Consistent in response,
  3. Consistent in follow-up and
  4. Consistent in consequences.
  • Win the playground. (“Duty is never “duty” it is always RBT… Relationship Building Time.”)
  • Making early positive contact with parents and helping them understand the demands that their children face in Year 7 and your willingness to support them. (“A little sugar beats a bucket of vinegar!”) Invite them to “The Essential Parent Night”
  • A treasure trove of teaching strategies, games, teaching hooks and resources that will set you up with engaged, interested, and motivated students right from day one.


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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Libby Fullard.

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


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