MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

 

About Christine

Teacher Dr Christine Durham, Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2014, Brainlink Woman of Achievement 2012, sustained life threatening injuries including brain injury in a horrific car accident two decades ago. Unable to walk, talk, see or think properly; afraid, ashamed, isolated, she lost all hope of ever having a worthwhile life. As she slowly found her feet, her thoughts and her confidence she was determined to return to teaching, to share skills she’d learnt to inspire her students to be better, brighter thinkers.

Her pioneering approach and book, Chasing Ideas, (Finch Publishing, endorsed by Dr. Edward de Bono and translated into Chinese, Korean and Arabic) led her to gaining a national and international reputation as a professional learning presenter on the topics of thinking and resilience.

Her books Doing Up Buttons (Penguin Books) and Unlocking My Brain (Jane Curry Publishing) have had a profound effect not only on those who share her experience of a changed life, but also on professionals working in health care. In spite of double vision, at age 67, Christine completed a Doctor of Philosophy examining ways to empower people with brain injury.

Newspapers, magazines and TV and radio interviews have told her story and reviewed her books. Christine has spoken widely in Australia and overseas about dealing with life’s challenges – that coping and growing depend on one thing only – on how we think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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