C703L Positive Education- Further Progress in Positive Education

  • 04 July 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • the TLN online learning space
  • 33


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This program will look at:

This is an online only conference.

Positive Education has made a significant difference to the quality of student learning in many school settings. Broadly based on the principles of Positive Psychology, Positive Education focuses on the emotional health and wellbeing of the students as a pre-requisite for learning. Resilience. Mindfulness. Positive Mindset. Character Strengths. This is the language of Positive Education; this is what prepares students for learning. TLN has some of Australia’s leading theorists and practitioners on Positive Education for this conference.

Program for the day

8.30   Login and orientation

8.50   Welcome
      Kate Chinner- TLN 

9.30  Workshop 1- choose from:  

1.1    Utilising the Power of Character Strengths-building a positive learning partnership.

Sharon Garro &  Joanne Alford

This workshop will cover how to identify your Character Strengths, ways to spot strengths in others (improving workplace relationships) and various ways to use this classification to building positive learning partnerships.  It will highlight ways of working with students that capitalise on what they are good at rather than remediate areas of weakness.  It will also highlight how using Character Strengths gives us an opportunity to work with the important developmental stage of identity formation, which students (adolescents in particular) are experiencing, to help them see their identity through positive traits and values, rather than problematic ones.


1.2  Creating a calm & supportive classroom for all students

Belinda Webb & Marcelle        Cacciattolo

Marcelle will begin by providing a brief overview of positive education, its history and its importance for teachers and schools today. Following this Belinda will discuss the using a positive education approach in creating a calm and supportive classroom environment for all students to succeed.

11.00 Morning Tea

11.30- Workshop 2 - choose from:  

2.1   Resilient Teachers 

   Athena Vass and Maria Ruberto 

This workshop will cover: How teachers cope and maintain resilience. Participants will learn about how teachers can become more aware of their emotions both at school and in their personal lives.


Learning It and Living It

The educator who worked with Roxburgh College, Victoria will outline the work undertaken with staff to prepare for the implementation of Positive Education and the program that they delivered with students

 Bert Van Halen

1.00 Lunch break

1.30  Workshop 3- choose from:  

3.1 Building Positive Education into your schools Culture through a Strengths Based Approach. 

     Bert van Halen and Gwen Chandler 

The session will share the learning and living approach to implementing Character Strengths into both teaching/Learning  for both students and staff. The Strengths Methodology will be presented by Education Lecturer, Bert Van Halen and former Leading teacher, Gwen Chandler. The session will demonstrate how a secondary school  built the methodology into the work of teachers and students.


3.2  Mindfulness and Self-Compassion- being your best to bring out their best.

   Sharon Garro & Joanne Alford

Schools are inherently busy, busy places. The number of things a teacher is required to juggle on a day to day basis can make it very difficult to experience calm or the ability to respond rather than react.

3.00   Presenter Forum

      Q&A with workshop presenters

3.30 Finish

Standards Covered

1 Know students and how they learn

1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2.2 Understand how students learn

3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

5.2.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning


Individual TLN Member - Free
Teacher from a TLN member school - Free
Non TLN members - $150

  Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

The TLN is supported by the AEU Victoria Branch and the IEU Victoria Tasmania Branch 










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