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Course Description

In this highly practical, dynamic workshop from Dr Rich Allen, you’ll hear about and experience neuroscience-based teaching techniques you can use to seize your students’ attention, help them experience immediate moments of success and keep them immersed in the learning process.


Experienced primary and secondary teachers who want to be re-inspired and learn something new; new primary and secondary teachers looking for practical tools and teaching strategies; faculty heads and principals seeking a benchmark for teaching excellence.

Teaching Standards

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals:   Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students,

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

$  119 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction - Engaging Modern Minds

    • Reflection Task

  • 2

    Module 2 - Setting the Foundations

    • Participation Activities to create Engagement

    • Get Moving - Shake Hands

    • Who do you know?

    • Movement in Small Groups

    • Movement with Purpose creates Engagement

    • Task: Reflect on Setting the Foundations

  • 3

    Module 3 - Engaging in Lessons

    • Lessons that Work

    • Generation X Y Z

    • Ways to Engage

    • Kids are Different

    • Task: Reflect on Engaging in Lessons

  • 4

    Module 4 - Practical Ideas

    • Practical Learning Engagement Ideas

    • Lively Learning in the Classroom

    • Get them Moving

    • Kids love to do Stuff

    • The Huddle - Proximity Learning

    • Task: Reflect on Practical Ideas

  • 5

    Module 5 - Adapt, Adjust and Apply

    • Adapt, Adjust and Apply

    • Use Movement with Content

    • Apostrophe Activity

    • Checking Understanding

    • Activity Examples

    • Task: Reflect on adapt, adjust and apply

  • 6

    Module 6 - Movement and Learning

    • Movement Matters

    • Movement in Spelling

    • Movement in Maths

    • Movement in Science and Other Subjects

    • Handouts and Resources

    • Task: Reflection on Movement and Learning

  • 7

    Module 7 - Engaging Older Students

    • Activities with Older Kids

    • Movement using the Periodic Table

    • Movement with Maths using Angles

    • Movement in Spanish - Playing Twister

    • Ways of Movement

    • Task: Reflection on Engaging Older Students

  • 8

    Module 8 - Encourage Talking

    • It's Okay to Talk

    • Lesson Plans - the Fantasy

    • Learning with Talking

    • Lock It In...

    • Ways to get Kids Talking

    • Stop Talking after 10 minutes

    • Task: Reflect on Encouraging Talking

  • 9

    Module 9 - Activities to Engage Learning

    • That Light Bulb Moment

    • Drawing WordToons

    • Use Drawing to Reinforce Learning

    • Use Drawing to Support Spelling

    • Jamestown Activity

    • Task: Reflection on Activities to Engage Learning

  • 10

    Module 10 - Conclusion

    • Conclusion to Engaging Modern Minds

    • Reflection Task

    • Course Feedback


Dr Rich Allen

Dr Rich Allen

Dr. Rich Allen is a highly regarded educator and master trainer, with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. His cognitive learning theory research, which provided understanding on how the brain receives, processes, stores, and recalls information, forms the basis for his radical approach to teaching, presenting and facilitating.

In 25 years of taking his ideas around the world, he has changed the lives of tens thousands of educators and executives, by giving them practical new presentation and teaching techniques that massively increase personal effectiveness.

A former high school Maths and Drama teacher, Rich was a Director and Lead Facilitator for SuperCamp, a 10-day accelerated learning program for teens, before focusing on teaching brain-based learning strategies to adults. He is the author of a number of best-selling education books, including Impact Teaching and Green Light Classrooms.

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