Events

Taking control of the classroom: How teachers and principals can improve behaviour in schools

Poor behaviour in schools is a significant factor undermining student achievement. International data suggests behaviour in Australian schools is among the worst in the world, and reviews have found many teachers are not given practical, evidence-based classroom management strategies in initial teacher education courses. Strong, supportive school leadership is crucial.  Schools with high standards of behaviour have common practices that can help all schools maintain the orderly, safe culture necessary for quality teaching to take place, optimal learning to occur — and for children to flourish.

Poor behaviour in schools is a significant factor undermining student achievement. International data suggests behaviour in Australian schools is among the worst in the world, and reviews have found many teachers are not given practical, evidence-based classroom management strategies in initial teacher education courses. Strong, supportive school leadership is crucial.  Schools with high standards of behaviour have common practices that can help all schools maintain the orderly, safe culture necessary for quality teaching to take place, optimal learning to occur — and for children to flourish.

SPEAKERS

Tom Bennett, Director and Founder researchED

Tom has been a teacher in the East End of London for ten years. Currently he is the Director and founder of researchED, a grass-roots, teacher-led project that aims to make teachers research-literate and pseudo-science proof. He writes for Times Educational Supplement (TES) and TES online, and is the author of four books on teacher-training, behaviour management, and educational research. He recently led an independent review for the UK government on student behaviour in English schools and evidence-based strategies for improvement, and produced a report called Creating a Culture: How School Leaders Can Optimise Behaviour.

Sue O’Neill

Dr Sue O’Neill is Lecturer in Special Education and Deputy Director of the Bachelor of Education program at the University of NSW. Her research interests include preparation for classroom management in initial teacher education, and the use of evidence-based classroom management practices, programs and models by pre-service, beginning, and experienced teachers.

Kylie Hedger

Principal of Elizabeth Macarthur High School in Narellan.

 

When: Wednesday, 5 July 2017

 

 

 


Past events

Like frogs in a water well: Why is it so difficult to close the research to practice gap in reading instruction

researchEd Melbourne, Brighton Grammar School, 1 July 2017

Presentation

Facing facts in education: What the evidence says about improving schools

England’s schools have undergone substantial changes in the last decade, including: introducing systematic phonics teaching and the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check; implementation of the Shanghai model of maths education in thousands of schools; and the expansion of free schools and academies. These reforms and others were driven by evidence of how children learn and policies that maximise opportunities for children to attend high-quality schools.

What does an evidence-based education look like and why is it so important?
What can England and Australia learn from each other?
What does an evidence-based education look like and why is it so important?
What can England and Australia learn from each other?

SPEAKERS
The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, UK Minister of State for School Standards, Mr Mark Scott AO, Secretary of NSW Department of Education, the Hon Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Education.

DATE
Tue. 11 April 2017

The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, UK Minister of State for School Standards

The Hon Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Education

Mark Scott AO, Secretary of NSW Department of Education

Dr Maryanne Wolf – Tales of the Reading Brain

Learning Difficulties Australia in conjunction with The University of Sydney and The Centre for Independent Studies present Dr Maryanne Wolf – Tales of the Reading Brain: Reading Development, Dyslexia and the Digital Culture, with Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Lisa Ridings.
Parramatta Mantra Hotel
Sydney, Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Learning Difficulties Coalition Seminar

Parramatta Leagues Club

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Presentation slides

Staff Development Day

North Haven Public School
Port Macquarie, Monday 18 July, 2016
Teacher survey
Presentation slides

ResearchEd Melbourne

Brighton Grammar School
Melbourne, Saturday 21 May, 2016

Australian Schools Forum

With Alannah MacTiernan MP, Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Dr Lorraine Hammond
Perth, Saturday 19 March, 2016
Presentation slides: Jennifer Buckingham JBuckingham_AusSchoolsForum_Perth_March 2016_slides
Presentation slides: Lorraine Hammond LHammond_AusSchoolsForum_Perth_March2016_slides

Association of Heads of Independent Schools in Australia/
Independent Schools Council of Australia National Education Forum

Canberra, Tuesday 15 March, 2016
Transcript: Jennifer Buckingham TRANSCRIPT_JenniferBuckingham_15March2016

Five from Five launch

NSW Parliament House, Tuesday 8 March, 2016
Transcript: Jennifer Buckingham TRANSCRIPT_JenniferBuckingham_8March2016
Video: The Hon Adrian Piccoli MP, NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli speech
Video: Dr Kerry Hempenstall, Educational Psychologist and Reading Researcher Kerry Hempenstall speech
Video: Simon Birmingham, Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham video message

Putting Evidence into Practice: 10th Anniversary of the National Inquiry into Teaching Literacy

CIS Roundtable, Tuesday, 8 December, 2015

Why Jaydon Can’t Read: A Forum on Fixing Literacy

CIS Forum, Thursday, 14 November, 2013
Video 1: Jennifer Buckingham https://vimeo.com/user15580660/review/146451843/59849d1d71
Video 2: Justine Ferrari and Tom Alegounarias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyDNiEqcpi0
Video 3: Q&A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPxIni6mtBE