Positive Education: HITS
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High Impact Teaching Strategies

for Student Wellbeing and Learning

(From Preschool to Polytechnic)

Discover the power of social emotional learning (SEL) and high impact teaching strategies (HITS).  Led by Professor Toni Noble, the “HITS for student wellbeing and learning workshop will explore positive education and innovative teaching methods.

As educators, our ultimate goal in teaching is to help students thrive and succeed. Professor Toni Noble will explore positive education and High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS). This approach to education has been shown to actively engage students in their learning journey, challenge their ways of thinking, and promote wellbeing.

A focus on social and emotional learning

We all have a role to play in helping students flourish not only in the classroom, but in their everyday life. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a key component in positive education. SEL skills help students understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve goals, build stronger relationships with others, and make responsible decisions. HITS teach students SEL skills as well as engage them in the academic curriculum.

Toni Noble will explore the latest research findings on the crucial need for SEL in classrooms. Education isn’t only about learning a subject. You’ll discover the importance of enabling your students to self-assess and understand who they are as learners.

High impact teaching strategies

Educating students is one thing, but engaging and inspiring students to achieve their full potential is our role as teachers. Through the exploration of “high impact teaching strategies” or HITS, you’ll leave with a new understanding of how to actively engage students in their learning, how to challenge thinking, and what you can do to promote student wellbeing.

We’ll discuss why the most effective learning HITS are generic strategies, and how you can implement HITS in any subject or curriculum.

HITS gives you the educational research benefits of cooperative learning (high engagement, belonging, peer support, social skills, and academic outcomes) and the scaffolding for effective thinking, problem solving, and intellectually challenging your students. HITS also meets 3 psychological needs for wellbeing outlined by self determination theory: competence, relatedness and autonomy, and the research that informs the application of SDT to classroom practices. When these needs are met, students’ motivation improves. Immersing your students in new HITS teaching strategies will take them beyond the walls of the classroom and into a new space of critical, creative, ethical and emotional thinking.

Expert Facilitator: Professor Toni Noble

toni noble photoToni Noble PhD is a leading teacher educator, educational psychologist, researcher, author, keynote speaker and global consultant with expertise in student wellbeing, effective teaching, positive school communities and positive psychology and education. She is Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University. She specialises in synthesising the science and research of positive and educational psychology into simple, practical tools for classroom practice. She is widely known in education as co-author of the multiple award winning BOUNCE BACK! Wellbeing & Resilience Program (now in its 3rd edition), The PROSPER School Pathways for Student Wellbeing. Policy & Practices, HITS & HOTS (High Impact Teaching Strategies & Higher Order Thinking Strategies) on student engagement, Eight Ways At Once on curriculum differentiation & other books.

Toni has worked with educators in the UK, USA, South Africa, Jordan, Greece, Bhutan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Italy, Denmark and Hungary. Her Australian Government projects include the National Safe Schools Framework, resourcing the Student Wellbeing Hub and the Scoping Study on Approaches to Student Wellbeing. She has a Australian Government citation for her outstanding contributions to University teaching; has been on the Advisory Board for the National Centre Against Bullying since its inception and on the International Expert Group to develop a new global development paradigm for the United Nations to promote wellbeing and happiness as a global goal.



Registration Details



8 November 2019, Friday


Dr Toni Noble, Adjunct Professor
Institute of Positive Psychology and Education
Australian Catholic university


To Be Advised


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

11 October 2019 Friday


S$350.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$300.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.


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Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.