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Karen Blanche

Karen Blanche for 34 years has been a coordinator and teacher in various schools around Melbourne. She has a strong commitment to pedagogy using a differentiated approach. Karen has maintained a robust portfolio of professional development from Diploma of Education, Graduate Certificate from Melbourne University, yearly Harvard courses, a Gifted Children Certificate, a Graduate Certificate and Master’s Degree in Autism.

Consistently working with varied learning abilities, it is her passion and drive for the individual student’s growth academically, socially and emotionally that led to her company Your Personal Best. Karen focuses on assisting staff at mainstream schools in further understanding the neurodiverse learner.

Karen now presents face to face or in webinars that specialise in autism spectrum disorder, all co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, sensory sensitivities, anxiety, executive function, auditory processing and elopement. Many atypical students have one of these conditions that need to be catered for in the classroom. Karen’s objective is to give practical researched-based information and strategies that will lead to positive outcomes for teachers and their students.

Hear from teachers who have attended a Critical Agendas Event

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

Libby Fullard.

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

Tim Livy

Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies

Liberty Hatzidimitriou

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle

Keep up the fantastic PD opportunities! Very  professional and well-researched workshops and conferences.

Paul Dillon

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. 

Tania The Geelong College

Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan

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!

Susan Snooks

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”