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Course Description

What can we do to engage reluctant learners?

Many students disconnect and disengage with learning, not meeting their potential and disrupting the learning of others in the process.

This course will support teachers to understand why some students disengage in the classroom and provide a variety of strategies to help meet the needs of these students, including strategies specific to boys.


This course is aimed at classroom teachers in a primary or secondary setting. It may also be useful for administrators to help inform school wide planning and initiatives.

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn: Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities: Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation: Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities

$  329 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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"Highly recommended, especially to first year educators. I found the suggested gender-related strategies to engage boys and girls were very helpful."

- Reem Aldaher, Al Siraat College

"Very beneficial and thorough. I would highly recommend this course to educators."

- -Pryangani Mubarak, Al Siraat College

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. Welcome

    • Meet the Presenter

    • Course Outline

    • Welcome to the Course

  • 2

    2. Different Learning Styles

    • Are you a match?

    • Gardiner's Multiple Intelligences and Bloom's Taxonomy

    • Maker Model

    • Reflection Activities

  • 3

    3. Know Your Learner

    • Who is in your class?

    • Reflection Activity

    • Family

    • Interests

    • Reflection Activity

    • Prior Knowledge

    • Personality Traits

  • 4

    4. Wellbeing for Learning

    • Are they feeling ok?

    • Attachment Theory

    • Reflection Activity

    • Strategies to build attachment

    • Mental Wellbeing

    • Reflection Activity

    • Growth Mindset

  • 5

    5. Labels - a help or a hindrance?

    • Labels and Strategies

    • Reflection Activities

  • 6

    6. Gender Specific Strategies

    • Boys - What does the research say?

    • Reflection Activity

  • 7

    7. Strategies for Girls

    • Strategies to target girls

    • Reflection Activity

  • 8

    8. Curriculum Considerations

    • What should we be teaching?

    • Suggestions for Collaboration

  • 9

    9. Behaviour Management Considerations

    • What are the mistakes teachers make?

    • Reflection Activity

    • What can we do to support students?

    • Reflection Activity

  • 10

    10. Reflection and Collaboration

    • Where to now?

    • Final Reflection

  • 11

    Course Feedback

    • Feedback

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Kirsten Norgate

Kirsten Norgate

Kirsten is an experienced educator who has worked across the State, Catholic and Independent sectors in Australia and New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Learning Support and Inclusive Education. Kirsten has worked as a teacher across P - 7, including middle management positions and coaching roles with a focus on planning for the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. In addition to working with teachers, she also has her own classroom which enables her the opportunity to put theory into practice.

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