Events in NSW

9:00am to 3.30pm
Quality Hotel NOAH’S On the Beach, 29 Zaara Street, Newcastle

This interactive, fun and engaging seminar, run by Ian Luscombe, will inspire you to approach your peers, students and parents in a new way. Sharing new insights and techniques that result in improved understanding, communication and relationships, we will explore the underlying reasons for why kids do what they do and provide positive strategies for managing the myriad of annoying behaviours you are likely to encounter. Throughout the day you will have the chance to question your thinking, entertain new thoughts and gain practical ready-to-use strategies to help you and your students excel.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • The 3 major ways to manage disruptive behaviour.
  • The importance of managing our own emotions, and how to do it.
  • How to promote consistency among staff when dealing with students with challenging behaviours.
  • Written rules vs Unwritten rules.
  • Specific management techniques for students with oppositional behaviour.
  • Examining some of the reasons students behave the way they do.
  • A technique for dealing with situations that you don’t know how to deal with.
  • School culture and how it either supports or hinders the consistent application of rules.
  • The use of preventative scripts to encourage compliance.
  • The use of corrective scripts when we need to set limits around behaviour.
  • How to give an instruction that will encourage compliance.
  • Practical step-by-step methods for dealing with non-compliance. This includes and is not limited to; the actual words teachers use, the tone with which they are used, the importance of proximity, redirection, vicarious praise, selective attending, wait time, relationship building and humour.
  • Why a ⅓ of positive feedback doesn’t work, and ways to get around this.
  • “We get what we accept.” Exploring the reasons why we “accept” certain behaviours that we really don’t want to, and strategies to get us out of this common trap.
  • Why teaching is a free personal growth course…
  • …and much more.

Course fee, which includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and handouts is $335 plus GST.

To register please click here

Completing Positive Behaviour Management will contribute 5 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing standards 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2 and 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. 
9:00am to 3.30pm
Quality Hotel NOAH’S On the Beach, 29 Zaara Street, Newcastle East NSW 2300