Children's Behaviour Masterclass
Touring capital cities AGAIN in 2019
Dr Louise Porter and Sandi Phoenix will be supporting you in rethinking behaviour ‘management’.
Join us for a powerful day to re-think and re-frame the role of teachers and educators in supporting children’s emerging social competence. This event will flex your thinking, question your knowing, and change your practice forever.
8.50am Opening intros and welcome
Mastering Behaviour Guidance with Dr. Louise Porter
Louise will suggest how educators can prevent most behavioural disruptions in children by meeting the children's needs. A Q&A session about the implementation of a guidance approach will shed some light on practical strategies.
Mastering The Phoenix Cups Framework with Sandi Phoenix
If you're a seasoned Phoenix Cupser, you'll love this session. If you're new to the Phoenix Cups (or need revision) don't worry, we'll catch you up before the day with some exclusive resources and video recording so you come to the day ready to master.
Explore the reasons and functions that drive children’s behaviour as developing human beings using the Phoenix Cups Framework. A Q&A session about the Phoenix Cups and the design of cup-filling strategies will ensure you leave with a cup filling plan to implement straight away.
Leading behaviour change in education settings
You’re excited and inspired but how do you pollinate this change to your team? The end of the day will focus on discussion about how you can become change agents to sustain ongoing reflective practice at your service.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of leading behaviour change in education and care.
Reflect and rethink
Unpack common tools used by educators and teachers to support behaviour and reflect on their place in today's settings
Learn and understand
Consider new techniques for guiding children's behavioural and social learning, including behaviour that appears to happen for 'no reason'
Document and discover
Learn how to effectively document behavioural incidences, meltdowns and complex inclusion challenges and to apply an effective framework to developing meaningful support plans
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Check out what participants have said
This course was amazing. It has only been a week, but I've seen some behaviour changes. I've processed their Cup needs quickly, which has helped with the situation. I've also changed my language a lot and spoken briefly to some educators about negative and manipulative phrases to positive ones. So glad I went. Can't wait to see the changes when I implement it in more detail and have all educators on board. - Christa Brisbane 2019
Lots of great ideas. Funny and well presented. – Bronwyn
I would advise anyone who is thinking about going to definitely go. The day is brilliant and so informative. - Jayne (via a comment on Facebook)
I was lucky enough to attend the Perth Masterclass and totally L❤️VED every minute, this Masterclass completely changed the way I thought about behaviour and guiding and teaching children , it was mind blowing thanks to Sandi and Louise 🙏 - Sarah (via a comment on Facebook)
Perfect. Could have listened for two or three days. – Jasmin
I loved it. Easy to relate to, funny at times & had achievable goals/strategies. – Amelia
Enjoyed hearing about the Phoenix cup framework - and look forward to using it more. – Debbie
Thank you for a light-hearted, understanding and encouraging approach to what can be stressful situations. – Charmain
I follow both facilitators on social media and enjoy the content. – Cherilee
It was definitely worth bringing my whole team. Being on the same page and being able to support each other will help combat the entrenched practices around us. -Lisa
Really enjoyed the day and knowledge of both of you. -Tamara
Loved the humour! All brilliant- I loved everything! I was challenged to unlearn what I have learnt! -Sarah J
Awesome content- Thank you for sharing these important messages. -Sarah T
I loved the ideas about ‘Phoenix Cups’- it is visually explaining needs that should be satisfied. -Miroslava
Overwhelmed but excited to start implementing this at home and pre-kindy. -Christine
I learnt so much today. The storytelling made it real and relatable. -Kelly
Loved the whole thing, learning about the ‘Phoenix Cups’, and how to change my language with children. It was explained very well, great talks with bits of laughs to keep it interesting and engaging. -Charlotte
The ‘Phoenix Cups’ is such an interesting way to think. It makes a lot of sense. -Kylie
The content was informative, knowledgeable, and related to everyday circumstances. -Michelle
So worth going. I did training with the Phoenix support team last year with my work and it’s changed the way I think about behaviour, there’s some great advice, ideas and just general info that really gets you thinking 😊 If you can go do it for sure. - Aimee (via Facebook)
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About the facilitator - Sandi Phoenix
Sandi is the founding company director and Principal Facilitator at Phoenix Support for Educators. Sandi’s coaching and consultancy style comes from a strengths-based perspective and is informed by a comprehensive understanding of the National Quality Framework and underpinning theory.
Sandi takes a positive approach to guiding expected behavioural choices within inclusive learning environments, following vast experience working with children with disabilities and children who display complex behaviours in both early childhood settings, youth care, and school-age care since 1998.
Since 2009, Sandi has been involved in supporting educators and teams to implement the National Quality Framework through various roles. These roles range from individualised in-service coaching and mentoring, presenting at conferences, developing written resources, and consulting in the design of software that supports efficient and effective curriculum planning and service operations. She is highly regarded nationwide as a speaker, coach, mentor and Professional Development Facilitator for the education and care sector.
About the facilitator - Dr. Louise Porter
Dr. Louise Porter is passionate about safeguarding children’s self-esteem, promoting their social skills, and supporting their resilience in the face of the challenges that life often raises. Louise works to teach children to behave considerately, being mindful of how their behaviour affects others, rather than what consequences it may earn them.
Louise has taught at university, conducted a private practice for 30 years, and worked in both mainstream and disability agencies and schools. Louise is an author and has spoken extensively throughout Australia and internationally.