Positive Education: Average to A+ – Effective Positive Education Strategies for Pre-School and Primary Teachers
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Average to A+ – Effective Positive Education Strategies
for Pre-School and Primary Teachers


1 June 2020 Monday


Dr Paula Robinson
Positive Psychology Institute, Australia


To Be Confirmed


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

27 March 2020 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, lunch and tea break.


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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.

Teachers are a critical part of our society, making tremendous contributions to the lives of students that will impact them long into their adult years. But what separates an amazing teacher from an average teacher? Most adults can remember that one teacher that made a difference in their life, often recalling how that teacher made them feel in the classroom rather than what they simply taught. Fortunately, there is now a strong scientific understanding of what makes teachers great – and anyone can learn these evidence-based skills to become a more effective, supportive and engaging teacher in the classroom.

This interactive, full-day workshop aims to enable participants to become exemplary teachers and Positive Education leaders in the classroom. In this session, teachers will gain the knowledge to:

  • Improve student motivation and engagement with 'Autonomy-Supportive Teaching' - a teaching style focused on understanding students' motivational resources of autonomy, competence, and relatedness, curiosity, interest, and intrinsic goals;
  • Build warm and supportive relationships with students by using strengths-based feedback and evidence-based positive communication strategies;
  • Transform traditional reactive discipline strategies to proactive age-appropriate restorative strategies that promote mutual respect, trust, empathy and personal responsibility.


What our participants say...

  • It is useful for work as a Year Head.
  • Relevant to school, able to apply.
  • Useful strategies were shared.
  • Clarity in Dr Robinson's design & flow of Pos Ed.
  • The strategies provided can be used to help me in school.
  • The session has helped me to understand what Pos Ed is all about.
  • I learnt a lot of strategies to motivate my pupils.
  • There were a good mix of activities, lecture & videos.
  • The workshop is very informative and Dr Robinson provided many useful online resources.


Expert Facilitator: Dr Paula Robinson

Consulting Psychologist, Author & Speaker 
– Specialising in Positive Psychology, Wellbeing and Mental Fitness for Individuals, Organisations, Schools & Communities

Paula RobinsonPrior to becoming a Psychologist, Dr. Paula Robinson had 12 years' experience as a senior manager. Her responsibilities have included strategic planning and implementation, business development, staff recruitment/retention, advertising, marketing, and sales. Dr. Robinson then decided to focus on the growth of her academic pursuits and applying her practical knowledge and experience within the profession of Psychology. Paula is currently a registered, consulting Psychologist, speaker and Managing Director of the Positive Psychology Institute specialising in the science, application and integration of traditional Psychology and Positive Psychology.

Paula has completed numerous research studies, invited keynote presentations and strategic positive change programs for government, private organisations, schools and the wider community, as well as published scientific and conference papers. Apart from presenting regularly in Australia, over the past few years, Paula has been invited to present in Hungary, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Doha on her work with schools, universities and organisations.

Areas of Expertise

Paula’s high-level skill sets encompass:

(a) Designing high-level applied psychological strategic planning approaches aligned to key organisational objectives, culture/climate change and business well-being to measurably improve bottom line outcomes;

(b) Practically applying and integrating the science of traditional Psychology, Positive Psychology and her PhD research on Mental Fitness across multiple contexts;

(c) Providing consultancy, lectures, keynote presentations, workshops and evidence-based coaching to individuals, organisations, schools and the wider community.

 The Positive Psychology Institute

The Positive Psychology Institute (PPI) integrates the emergent theory, research and evidence-based practice of Positive Psychology - the science of optimal functioning - with that of traditional Psychology. PPI also draws from the complimentary fields of Neuroscience, Education, and Organisational Behaviour.

We provide standard psychological services, including therapy, treatment and counselling for individuals and couples across a range of presenting issues. In doing so, we utilize focused psychological strategies, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. A point of difference is that when appropriate we add another layer – namely, applied positive psychology and a focus on the promotion of wellbeing, resilience and preventative mental health strategies. Our registered psychologists also offer evidence-based coaching for personal and professional development.

We design and deliver Positive Education programs for schools, as well as supporting schools to implement/embed their own Positive Education initiatives. For example, our work with Knox Grammar over the past 3 years has been a world first, scientifically evaluated strategic positive education program. The Knox Positive Education Program provides a proactive, multi-level approach to create a positive school climate to support academic performance, mental fitness and the well-being of staff and students. This whole school strategy combines the science of Psychology, Positive Psychology, Positive Organisational Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry. We also offer a range of smaller, specific services tailored to each school environment.

We co-create strategic applications with organisations in both the private and public sectors. These programs can focus on a range of interventions from organisational culture and climate to employee engagement, well-being and mental fitness programs, but are always evidence-based and geared to boost the bottom line. We also provide Mental Health training and risk management services to organisations across Australia.