POSITIVE HOSTS

KEYNOTES PRESENTATIONS

WORKSHOPS

MIND FOOD TALKSHOOLS

 

 

Mind Food VIC

Lunch Time Sessions to Feed your Mind
Thursday 2nd June 2016
13:00 – 13:30
(room allocation tba on the day)

As part of the Positive Schools 2016, we are introducing ‘MindFood’ lunch time sessions which will be held by a range of engaging and inspiring presenters across the four events.

Each Mind Food session provides an opportunity for delegates to hear additional presentations on current and important topics in a relaxed and informal setting.

These 30-minute sessions will each take place in a designated workshop room during the second half of the lunch hour on the Thursday of each event.

Interested delegates will be able to collect a priority lunch ticket during registration and/or morning tea on the day of the conference.

 

Vic Mind Food Presentations

Berry Street Education Model: Re-engaging Students with Trauma Background to Education
presented by Tom Brunzell And Leonie Abbott
Yoga and Mindfulness for Principals, Staff, Students and Families
presented by Nikki Bonus

Berry Street Education Model: Re-engaging students with trauma background to education
presented by Tom Brunzell And Leonie Abbott

The Berry Street Education Model is based on classroom strategies informed by Berry Street Victoria's approaches to trauma-informed learning and the science of wellbeing.  It is unique because it strengthens teacher practice to reinforce and sustain cognitive and behavioural change, thereby re-engaging the young person to foster capacity and willingness for their academic achievement. Our research and practice model contributes to the field of Positive Education because it is strategy-based, multifaceted and systemic. Positive Education holds particular relevance for struggling students and in particular, students with complex needs as a result of chronic stress, trauma, abuse or neglect.  Trauma’s impact on neurodevelopment can have significant implications for the classroom. These trauma-affected students may experience school difficulties from deficits in their regulation or relational capacities required for effective learning.  Positive Education research is embedded in a developmental framework in order to form a holistic lens when re-engaging our students to education. This session will provide an insight into the Berry Street Education Model.

Tom Brunzell  has over a decade of experience as a teacher, school leader, and education advisor in New York City and Melbourne.  Currently he is the Senior Advisor, Education at the Berry Street Childhood Institute, Victoria.  
Leonie Abbott  is a Senior Trainer in the Berry Street Education Model for the Berry Street Childhood Institute. Bringing positive psychology and trauma-informed teaching pedagogy together, she has extensive leadership experience across a range of schools across government and independent sectors.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Principals, Staff, Students and Families
Nikki Bonus

Professional development programs are needed to develop the physical, social and emotional health of individuals and to develop healthy skills for life that promote individual and community wellbeing. This is especially so within our education community.
This workshop is alive with activities, to build resilience, improve impulse control and give you practical tools to take away with you.
Immerse yourself in the world of Yoga and Mindfulness, be prepared to practice and learn yoga like a child, while laughing, dancing, playing, and singing.
Yoga and Mindfulness for Principals, Staff, Students and Families
Nikki Bonus

Professional development programs are needed to develop the physical, social and emotional health of individuals and to develop healthy skills for life that promote individual and community wellbeing. This is especially so within our education community.
This workshop is alive with activities, to build resilience, improve impulse control and give you practical tools to take away with you.
Immerse yourself in the world of Yoga and Mindfulness, be prepared to practice and learn yoga like a child, while laughing, dancing, playing, and singing.
Nikki Bonus experienced an amazing transformation in her life through the practice of yoga, mindfulness and personal development more than 20 years ago. And now, after founding and running one of Sydney’s largest yoga and Health studios for over 12 years, she is passionate about bringing the benefits of wellbeing and healthy life skills to everyone in Australia.
She is the founder of Yoga To Go, Yoga to Go Kids and Life Skills Group – a national schools program that establishes a foundation of Healthy life skills in the lives of children throughout Australia. Her programs have been approved by BOSTES, offering learning not only to the students, yet also bringing new skills to classroom teachers.

 

 

 

.