The Wellbeing Classroom Conference explores some of the bigger picture concepts around building wellbeing, but importantly offers you interactive experiences and practical strategies you can take back to your work with children and young people – whatever your setting.

Emotion Coaching – Supporting Wellbeing and Behaviour

Dr Janet Rose is currently Principal of  Norland College and former Reader (Associate Professor) in Education at Bath Spa University in the UK. Along with Louise Gilbert, she pioneered research into the development of Emotion Coaching and its application in schools  and community settings throughout the UK, leading to the establishment of Emotion Coaching UK.

Louise Gilbert is currently writing up her  doctoral thesis on the transference of  Emotion Coaching into community and  educational settings. Her background is in health and education. She managed a Health Promotion Department before  becoming a University Senior Lecturer in Childhood, with special interests in child development and research. With  her  colleague, Dr Janet Rose, she  designed and delivered the first UK Emotion Coaching  research project, which implemented a sustainable, community-­wide, multi-­agency approach to promoting children’s wellbeing and resilience. This training mode has been successfully replicated in England, and also  adapted to train primary and secondary aged peer-­mentors and parent groups.

Mind, Brain and Story – Foundations of Wellbeing

Jared Cooney Horvath PhD, MEd is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on translating neuroscientific principles to enhance teaching and learning practices within the classroom. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Southern California, and the University of Melbourne and has taught at schools around the United States and Australia.

Gregory Donoghue is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Science of Learning Research Centre, University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education.  Greg is a former Victoria Police senior detective and child protection investigator who, for over 3 decades, has worked with child victims and adult perpetrators of serious crimes.  Having spent those years working as ‘the ambulance at the base of the cliff’, he is now focused on developing ‘the safety barrier at the top’ by researching learning interventions that enhance student wellbeing and minimise harm from dysfunctional childhood experiences.  His research interests in education, psychology and neuroscience surround the science of teaching the whole child, focusing on social, emotional and psychological wellbeing, not just academic outcomes




For more information on keynote speakers, breakout sessions and more click here to download the 2017 Conference Program


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