Hawker Brownlow Education

Glen Pearsall will be presenting at the
16th Annual Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne.

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019
Session 1: Questioning Technique
Learn how to foster fuller participation in class discussion.
Discuss techniques for addressing interruptions. Learn how to sequence questions effectively. Explore strategies for eliciting more thorough “evidentiary reasoning“ from students of all abilities.    
Session 2: Learning Goals & Feedback Techniques
Learn modelling strategies, such as “ranked” and “inverted” models and “patchwork” rubrics. Learn quick ways to provide immediate feedback in the classroom. Discuss techniques for ensuring students take real ownership of learning goals. Explore learning activities and games for quickly assessing student performance.  
Session 3: Reducing Correction
Learn activities and routines for marking student work in a timely fashion. Explore technology that helps teachers quickly collate, assess and respond to student work. Learn how to identify what elements of marking can be given to students to self- or peer-correct. Discuss how to create feedback so that students are more likely to act on that advice immediately.
Session 1: Effective Classroom Observation
Learn how to use micro-data tools to measure the effect of specific teaching strategies.
Explore micro-data apps for establishing good everyday teaching habits.
Discuss protocols and routines for ensuring peer observation is both safe for teachers and encourages rigorous self-reflection.
Learn how to identify subtle changes of teaching practice that have the biggest impact on students.
Session 2: Productive Coaching Conversations
Learn how to use questioning to help colleagues refine their practice.
Explore question stems that help ensure peer conversations are fluent and improvement focused.
Learn the difference between attributive and non-attributive feedback.
Identify coaching techniques for helping teachers with a wide range of experience and abilities.
Session 3: Creating Positive Classrooms – Practical Classroom Management
Practise effective responses for pivoting around resistant or argumentative behaviours and getting students back to their learning.
Learn non-verbal and other low-level intervention techniques for nudging towards better decisions.
Discover techniques for getting and holding student attention.
Learn strategies for dealing with students who can’t rather than won’t behaviour.
Leave with techniques for turning around class groups whose behaviour has become distracted and disruptive.


How to Reduce Your Workload and Improve Student Learning

What if teachers could dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend reviewing and correcting student work and actually see better results in terms of student learning? That’s the goal of Glen Pearsall, who shares dozens of classroom-tested strategies that lessen teachers’ workload while increasing students’ class participation and improving their understanding. Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and coach, Pearsall offers practical, real-world advice in the form of techniques that are both effective and sustainable in the everyday classroom. The result is smarter assessment - for both teachers and students.