Hawker Brownlow Education

Martha Kaufeldt will be presenting at the
16th Annual Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne.

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019
Session 1: Change Your Bait! Eight Great Strategies to Get Every Learner into FLOW
Use Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences as a tool for creating a variety of multimodal instructional strategies.
Learn how to keep students in their “FLOW Zones” and maximise engagement.
Session 2: Growing Even Smarter Brains: How Everyone Can Increase Their Intelligence
Discover how many gifted students may actually be developing a problematic “fixed” mindset.
Learn how to give targeted feedback to students that praises their efforts and strategies.
Leave with examples for how to teach students about developing a Growth Mindset to increase success.
Session 3: HELP! Six Lifesaving Strategies to Avoid Chaos in the Differentiated Classroom
Learn about posting agendas to empower students.
Design multiple procedures to guide student expectations and behaviours.
Learn to limit and guide Choice activities.
Create a system of “Must Do” and “May Do” tasks to assure participation.
Session 1: Maximising Engagement: Strategies to “Hook” Every Learner
Learn about the prudent use of technology to “augment” learning.
Leave with clever strategies to integrate novelty and humour into a lesson.
Session 2: Enhance Learning, Build Social Connections and Help Students Flourish
Understand that play is natural and necessary for developing brains, improves memory and stimulates growth in the cerebral cortex.
Discover that frequent play breaks may help students pay attention to academic tasks.
Learn that play and physical activity can help promote problem-solving and creativity, and develop students’ social skills necessary for the 21st Century.
Session 3: The Motivated Brain: Engaging All Students
Learn how to orchestrate a brain-friendly learning environment that promotes sustainable engagement and growth mindsets.
Explore Panksepp’s SEEKING system theory of emotional networks and the implications for motivation and engagement.
Explore a variety of strategies to build student capacity for self-regulation: coping skills, abilities to self-assess and mindfulness.
SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
Session 1: Finding Each Student’s Sweet Spot: Optimising Engagement and Learning
Learn how to look for indicators of gifts and talents within a student that may not be readily apparent.
Get new ideas to maximise learning by creating student profiles using inventories, surveys and checklists.
Discover how to engage students by addressing the ways each learns best.
Session 2: Use It or Lose It! Active Processing to Maximise Learning
Learn how to structure frequent opportunities for students to REFLECT on the product and process of their learning (metacognition).
Leave with daily activities that allow students personal CHOICE in how they process and store new knowledge.
Orchestrate a variety of COLLABORATION opportunities that encourage conversations.
Session 3: Mindfulness Practices to Maximise Student Motivation and Engagement
Learn evidence-based practices such as gratitude, core breathing and other mindful awareness techniques to cultivate awareness of self and others, improve emotional regulation, decrease adverse effects of stress and ultimately promote positive engagement.  
Become prepared to teach students stress reduction,  self-awareness and self-regulation strategies.