Supporting the independent education community


We all want to imagine ourselves as expert teachers who can manage most classroom behaviours. We want to believe that we can have respectful relationships with students and that they are excited to come to class and behave in civil and productive ways. Some of us may view behaviour management as an “art form” rather than a “systematic process” that needs to be established, practiced, and reviewed constantly. How do the effective teachers make classroom management look effortless? What are the basics of most effective discipline systems? The key to any positive and engaging behaviour management system is that it must be explicit – you need to know what to say and do and why you say and do those things. When we are explicit we can pinpoint 10 things that effective teachers say and do in their classrooms.

This workshop will assist you to create and update your own classroom management model based on Positive Behaviour Development that includes the following 10 secrets-

1. Classroom expectations shared & owned

2. Classroom routines taught & known

3. Active supervision of students

4. Positive environment (6:1 pos to neg ratio)

5. Functional physical layout

6. Maximise academic engagement

7. High rate of student academic/social success

8. Varied modes of instruction

9. Predictable responses to problem behaviour

10. Efficient system for requesting assistance

Audience – primary and secondary teachers, middle leadership, new and beginning teachers.


Completing 10 Secrets of Effective Teachers will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.3.2; 4.1.2; 4.2.2; 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Please email Marie-Claude Guilbault on or call 1800 467 943 or 02 8202 8900 if you are not able to use RSVP button.




03 Aug 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm