Below is a summary of some of the most popular workshops that Karen Tui Boyes presents to teachers. As she learns and researches more, topics change and develop regularly. These may be presented live at your school, as conference Keynotes or workshops and as online seminars (webinars). Please contact us to discuss your PD focus and how Karen can assist.
Creating a Growth Mindset Culture
Based on a simple idea, from Stanford University’s Carol Dweck, growth mindset is making a difference for students and teachers in classrooms around the world.
Making Thinking Visible
Experience and learn practical ideas to establish the Cultures of Thinking through the 8 Cultural Forces and ways to Make Thinking Visible in your classroom.
Life Long Learning
Explore the road to successful Life Long Learning: L3 and the 6R's of learning success. These 6R's are fundamental for students and teachers to understand and will transform the learning process.
Exploring Genius Hour
Genius Hour provides students with authentic thinking and learning and is a great platform for developing creativity, dispositional thinking and life-long learners.
Are you future proofing your students? A 21st Century education is far more than the content. It is about preparing students for an ever-changing world and the dispositions required to thrive.
Enhancing Classroom Dialogue
Learn ways to enhance thoughtful classroom dialogue in the classroom, ways to make conversation meaningful, sustain students’ thinking and improve listening skills.
Promoting Student Agency
Give your students the ability to act and take control of their learning and to ensuring they can be independent and self-directed, and take an increasing responsibility for their learning.
Do you have students when faced with a challenging task, give up easily? Students who always take the easy option? Actively building resilience is becoming a priority in schools.
Student Goal Setting
Student goal setting is an essential skill when developing student agency and independent, thinkers and learners within the classroom. Learn the step by step process through the year levels.
Innovative Learning Environment
What makes an ILE work, and in fact ANY successful classroom is the relationship between the teacher and student and the underlying ethos of learning to learn.
Teacher Wellbeing Day Workshop
Focusing on yourself, professionally & personally, your wellbeing is paramount to have the energy and focus to give to your teaching, family and life.
Developing the Habits of Mind in Primary & Secondary Schools
Turn the theory of Habits of Mind into a reality in the classroom and beyond. In this workshop, teachers will progress step by step through implementing the Habits of Mind from foundation to habituation. Steps include an introduction to Habits of Mind, how to recognise, appreciate and activate the Habits within yourself and your students. Practical strategies and examples of assessment tools including rubrics, curriculum infusion templates and student work will be shared. Teachers will leave this session with an overall understanding of how to implement the Habits with staff, students and community.
The Psychology of Learning (or how the brain learns and remembers)
Just because you taught the information, does not mean your students have learned it. Understanding the learning process is key to being an effective teacher. In this session you will explore effective classroom environments, student engagement strategies, the many ways the brain learns and remembers and how bridge the gap between teaching and learning.
What’s happened to creativity—Are you actually making a difference?
In this fast-changing world, the need for a change of focus within education is paramount. Previously Multiple Intelligences have been a buzz word in schools, however this focus has not taken into account creativity, innovation and flexibility and how important these are for the future of our planet. In this presentation, we look at the role of creativity and why it is so important. We will see why and how your creative abilities may lessen as you get older and look at strategies to develop your creative talents. Then we will focus within the classroom – and how teachers can prepare students for the 21st Century with the sort after skills in companies and organisations of creativity.
Using Structures and Strategies for True Engagement
Learn simple yet effective structures and strategies that mean you can facilitate learning and discussion, rather than leading it and being the central focus. You will learn how to ground students in the here and now, fun and educational ways to put students into groups, ways to allow students to take the lead in the discussion and idea generation and great ways to engage learners. A fun and fast paced workshop.