Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 27 April 2021, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are a school leader, primary or secondary teacher or a beginning teacher who wants to explore classroom management.
We all want to imagine ourselves as expert teachers who can manage most classroom behaviours. We want to believe that we can have respectful relationships with students and that they are excited to come to class and behave in civil and productive ways. Some of us may view behaviour management as an ‘art form’ rather than a ‘systematic process’ that needs to be established, practised and reviewed constantly.
How do really good teachers make classroom management look effortless? What are the basics of most effective discipline systems? The key to any positive and engaging behaviour management system is that it must be ‘values’ driven and have a ‘relational’ focus to build a robust classroom community and to maximise academic outcomes.
This one-day workshop will assist you to create and update your own classroom management model based on Positive Behaviour Development.
Note: Participants will be asked to bring along their classroom behaviour management plans and procedures.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Student behaviour management (discipline).
- the ability to build a safe and sane classroom climate by being ‘fair’ and ‘firm’
- strategies to teach and develop discipline with less reliance on punishment
- ways to establish classroom rules and expectations
- ways to promote and encourage engagement (more on task and work-related behaviours)
- strategies to defuse and reduce conflict
- ways to establish professional teacher-student relationships.
David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management, both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer and presenter, and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice and behaviour management. David has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practice into schools in Australia and internationally. He is an experienced counsellor and mediator, including high level management of critical incidents and school-based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings.
Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.