The Learning Brain

How teachers can use research from neuroscience to increase leaning outcomes.

Schools

The Resilient Mindset

Research my team has completed on 190.000 students reveals a resilient mindset. This extends the idea of a growth mindset and gives teachers clear strategies for helping anxious and avoidant learners develop more productive learning strategies. It also provides a comprehensive way of handling behavioural issues.

Schools

Neuro-developmental Differentiatiion – the science of effective differentiation

Imagine if all your students were aware of their learning strengths? Imagine if all of the teachers in your school could develop ways to build upon these learning strengths? Imagine if all of the teachers in your school could diagnose blockages to learning and develop strategies and activities to overcome them?

This research takes teachers into the world of being diagnosticians of learning and the developers of activities that enable all learners to thrive.

Schools

From Stressed to Strong- Systematic Mental And Resilience Training

Designed for school leaders, teachers, parents or students. Based on extensive research and trialling this course helps people to effectively thrive in high-pressure situations.
The main gains from the course are for people to:

  • Learn how not to turn a challenge into a crisis – Be mindful in the moment
  • Make plans that create differences
  • Find their authentic selves
  • Maximise their power points
  • Learn when life gives you lemons, how to turn them into lemonade
Parents Schools Students

Student Behaviour- Management and Engagement- a how to guide for teachers

Designed for school leaders, teachers, parents or students. Based on extensive research and trialling this course helps people to effectively thrive in high-pressure situations. The main gains from the course are for people to:

  • Learn how not to turn a challenge into a crisis – Be mindful in the moment
  • Make plans that create differences
  • Find their authentic selves
  • Maximise their power points
  • Learn when life gives you lemons, how to turn them into lemonade
Parents Schools Students

Neuroscience and Education

This is a course based on the knowledge and skill needs of your team. Includes topics such as: Motivating learners by getting their brains into states which help them to learn. Increasing the sensory inputs to make learning richer, stronger and more interesting. Ways of optimising the level of attention in learners. Designing learning in ways which make sense to different learners. Types of memories and ways of helping learners remember. Testing, experimenting and practising as techniques for learning more effectively. Effective reviewing to make learning stick.

Professionals Schools

Seven Types of Tricky Kids and How to Engage Them

Looks at the different types of students that present behavioural challenges and how to handle them.

Professionals Schools

Mindset: The Psychology of Success

How to sharpen your brain for success in life.

Students

Helping Students Understand How Their Brain Works

A session for teachers who want to help students understand brain function and how to improve performance.

Schools

Guerilla Tactics for Teachers

A collection of strategies and nifty tricks for not just surviving but thriving in the education business. Suitable for teachers with all ranges of experience.

Schools

Guerilla Tactics for Parents

Effective parenting involves cunning strategies and at times some wild moves. This talk incorporates strategies employed effectively by thousands of families. This talk has been described as having more tips than an entire racing carnival.

Parents

Tricky People, Tricky Behaviours

How to deal with horrible types before they ruin your life. Whether they are parents, colleagues or family members, this presentation equips people with the skills to deflect and deal with the angry the bewildered and the self-obsessed.

Professionals Schools

Resilience and Well-Being Across the Life Span

How to live a great life and promote resilience for all people.

Professionals Schools

Raising Boys to be Respectful Gentlemen

This talk is about how we create an awareness in boys of their power to become wonderful young men who can create a difference in the world through building healthy relationships, having a sense of meaning and purpose and creating a great life for themselves.

Parents

Raising Girls to be confident, empowered young women

This talk is about how we create an awareness in girls of their power to become wonderful young women who can create a difference in the world through building healthy confident relationships, having a sense of meaning, purpose and empowerment. Young women often need to learn that you need to take care of yourself first and that enables you create a great life.

Parents

Unlocking Your Child’s Genius

Young people are more intelligent, informed and aware than any previous generation. To capitalise on this, we can help them to develop the skills necessary to build and express their genius.  These skills include concentration, planning, decision making and motivation.

Parents

Tricky Teens

Lifting the lid on the adolescent brain and the essential conversations to have with teens.

Parents

Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Research conducted by Resilient Youth Australia on over 16,000 young people gives us a clear picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of young people as well as what we can all do to promote great lives for our kids.

Parents

Thriving in the Senior Years of School

The senior years of school present a unique and perplexing challenge to students and their parents.

This workshops helps both to negotiate their way through these years towards the best outcomes possible.

Parents Schools Students

Valuing Girls / Valuing Boys

Communicating with and raising boys and girls can be so starkly different it can be bamboozling. This talk outlines the different strategies that work in enabling boys and girls to flourish.

Parents

Maximise Your Marks

Achieving high levels of success at school requires developing an effective system to obtain that outcome. This talk outlines research – based active ingredients that both parents, teachers and students can do to boost their academic results.

Students

Resilience Ambassadors

This involves young people in acquiring the skills of leadership, becoming a change agents as well as developing and implementing a positive project to create a change in the world.  Research shows that this is an effective way of increasing resilience in young people.

Students

Cyber Doctors

Young people are trained to become a resource within their school for cyber- safety and cyber -learning. Includes the development of cyber safety policies and ways to assist victims of cyber -bullying.

Students

Creating Resilient Families

We all want our children to be resilient. This talks outlines the key factors as well as what adults can do to promote this in kids.

Parents

Brain-Based Learning for Parents

So much has been learned about brain functioning in the past two years that we should be sorely disappointed if schools are similar to how they functioned in the past. This talk brings parents up to date on this research in ways that can help them to build success in their children and be active partners with schools in creating great outcomes.

Parents