For effective classroom behaviour management (primary schools)
- Soundly based on empirical classroom research
- Specifically developed for primary schools
- A reliable behaviour management system
- Increases time spent on-task, facilitating improved academic performance
- Creates a more positive classroom environment
The Positive Teaching Workshop has been developed to train teachers in the skills and methods necessary for creating a positive learning environment and implementing a clear behaviour management strategy.
Classrooms that lack a clear behaviour management strategy risk losing students before instruction is delivered. The research and skills-based Positive Teaching Workshop ensures that students are ready to receive instruction, focuses on maintaining maximal opportunities to learn and facilitates an effective and positive learning environment.
By using Positive Teaching methods, teachers can build less stressful and more effective teaching and learning environments. The methods are straightforward but for student behaviour to change, teachers must first change their own behaviour. The Positive Teaching Workshop, based on research carried out by Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM and Dr Robyn Wheldall of Macquarie University in Australian schools, provides a reliable behaviour management system that is the crucial first step in the delivery of effective instruction.
Most teachers are well aware of the importance of using positive reinforcement strategies in their classrooms to manage student behaviour. Our research indicates, however, that most teacher praise is largely focused on academic performance. Positive Teaching emphasises the importance of contingent praise related to classroom social behaviour which increases the time spent on-task, leading to improved academic performance.
What the workshop covers
The Positive Teaching Workshop introduces participants to a comprehensive behaviour management system designed to ensure students are ready to receive instruction, to help teachers to focus on maintaining maximal opportunities to learn and to facilitate an effective and positive learning environment.
The workshop covers:
- Identifying troublesome classroom behaviours
- Focusing on appropriate classroom behaviours
- Setting the classroom context to encourage more appropriate behaviour and increase academic engagement
- Understanding the importance of contingent praise and appropriate reprimands in improving classroom behaviour.
Supported by research
The Positive Teaching Workshop is based on the extensive research of Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM and Dr Robyn Wheldall (Beaman) of Macquarie University and on the earlier research of Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Frank Merrett at the Centre for Child Study, University of Birmingham.
Research areas included identifying the most troublesome disruptive classroom behaviour in Australian primary school classrooms, observing primary teachers’ use of approval and disapproval for academic and social behaviour in the classroom, quantifying the effect of classroom seating arrangements on student time spent ‘on task’ and measuring the effect of implementing the strategies of Positive Teaching classroom behaviour management.
This research forms the basis for the classroom behaviour management system presented in the Positive Teaching Workshop.
Who should attend?
- School leaders
- Classroom teachers working in primary schools
- Learning support staff and teacher aides
- Those in their first five years of teaching may find it particularly beneficial
One day (6 PD hrs)
- Detailed notes to take back to your school
- Coffee and tea on arrival, morning tea and lunch
NSW Education Standards Authority
Completing the Positive Teaching Professional Development Workshop will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Teacher Quality Institute, ACT
Please refer to the Professional Development Calendar
If the workshop is not currently being held in your preferred location, please email us. MultiLit will also consider on-site training in your area if you have a large number of staff from your school, or from neighbouring schools, who are keen to be trained.
Pricing and course codes
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3 easy steps to book your place
- Download the Professional Development Calendar to find the next date in your chosen location.
- Complete the PD Registration form with your full details.
- Fax your completed PD Registration form to 02 9888 3818 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A MultiLit representative will then be in touch with you by email in due course to provide the details of the workshop. If your order includes a program kit, this will be sent directly to your delivery address.