Celebrating its fifth anniversary, The Positive Schools 2013 Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference will engage, inspire and ignite your passion for education.
Maggie Dent heads Day One with 'Dare To Be An Exceptional Teacher'. This full day of main stage talks and workshops is followed by Day Two Master Class ‘Love To Learn’.
Highly respected ABC TV journalist KerryO’Brien will host Love to Learn, a Master Class for all primary and secondary school teachers. Known as the National face of ABC, Kerry is one of Australia’s most formidable interviewers.
Dr Happy aka Tim Sharp will show us how happiness needs to precede achievement. Jason Clarke will tell us how to keep the whole class focused. Andrew Martin will help ensure our students bounce back from set backs. Helen Street will challenge us with rewards, punishments and intrinsic motivation. Finally Michael Carr-Gregg will ensure our students survive the pressures leading to year 12.
Day One opens with Andrew Fuller giving us Guerilla Tactics for Teachers. Dorothy Hoddinott share her incredible journey helping refugees. Geelong Grammar School will invite us to embrace positivity in our own school communities.
We also welcome major Positive Schools supporters beyondblue and SenseAbility to share their newest developments. And KidsMatter and MindMatters who will share their most up to date wisdom for whole school wellbeing.
Among the many others, The Jane Goodall Institute presents their in schools program. Mathew White describes how positive education fits into subjects ranging from sport to English literature. Sue Roffey offers Circle Solutions and our inaugural Positive Teachers of the Year share their winners journeys.
Adding debate to 2013, Michael Carr-Gregg's Hypothetical brings lively interaction to the stage. Delegates will see lawyers, GPs, principals, psychologists and media personalities go head to head under the watchful eye of Michael Carr-Gregg.
(Brought to you by beyondblue and Geelong Grammar School)
This year’s Positive Schools conference also offers you the opportunity to meet the presenters up close and personal in our innovative Staff Room – a designated area where you can have a coffee and a chat with your favourite presenters throughout the two days.
Originated especially for Positive Schools 2013, The Staff Room is a new concept in conference participation. With open access for all delegates, it offers the opportunity to meet favourite presenters to share a chat, to ask a specific question or simply to ask for a book to be signed.
In 2013, we will ensure that you are given opportunity to walk away with access to all available presenter notes at the event.
Please book early to ensure you secure your place at the most important Positive Schools Conference yet.