Berry Street Childhood Institute

Framed within a strengths-based trauma-informed positive education approach, this workshop will explore effective strategies to support students expressing hyperactivity and/or defiance in the classroom.
Students who struggle with concerns of hyperactivity and defiance are often labelled with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or oppositional defiance disorder (ODD). While these diagnostic labels attempt to describe a clinical concern, teachers still require effective strategies to positively support student behaviour within their classrooms every day. Learn how to support students from a strengths-based perspective in order to increase self-regulation, relational capacity, and learning-readiness; and learn how to prime teachers to capitalize on the positive capacities that these students bring to their learning.

About Leonie

Leonie Abbott is the senior trainer, co-author and editor of the Berry Street Education Model. She currently supports a diverse range of schools with Trauma Informed Positive Education training, curriculum and strategies to enable school leaders to embed and sustain the science of wellbeing across a whole-school approach. Leonie is a foundation graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne, has over 20 years of education leadership experience and was recently elected as Director to the board of PESA (Positive Education Schools Association). She integrates trauma-informed pedagogy and the science of wellbeing in her interactions with communities and believes Positive Psychology is a powerful road map for continuous growth.