Positive Schools

Master Class (Day 2)

Main Stage (Day 1)


Maggie Dent


Dare To Be An Exceptional Teacher


Positive Schools 2013 KEYNOTE ADDRESS


After parenting, teaching is the most important job on earth. However, in the past two decades there has been a complete paradigm shift in our society and the shift from doing things the old way to doing things the new way has created much chaos in our homes and schools. Despite the confusion, we know that competent teachers with good dispositions are still making enormously positive differences in the lives of students. In this keynote address, author and educator Maggie Dent will challenge the mediocrity of meeting minimum standards and shaping people to be able to do a job rather than being a person who can change the world. Maggie inspires big thinking in a simple and practical way and shows that anyone can be exceptional in their career provided they follow the six keys to embracing the art of teaching excellence. Maggie will explore the importance of human connectedness and give you some innovative ways of working with the unconscious mind that effortlessly opens really effective communication with students while reminding you of why you chose teaching as a career pathway in the first place. This keynote will stoke the fire in your belly personally and professionally.




The Importance of Calmness, Silence and Stillness in Children’s Lives


Today’s world is full of the immediacy of a busy life and it is impacting on children and adolescents. In this workshop, parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent explores the what, the why and most importantly the how of calming our children. You will learn about self-regulation, how to calm hyperactive children and to understand stress in children’s lives. You will discover the cognitive, social and emotional benefits of silence and stillness and how it will bring you immediate benefits in your classroom and school. Maggie also explores building mindfulness in young children, which will help with their ability to interpret and interact more positively with their world.


About Maggie

Maggie Dent Positive Schools Menatl Health and Wellbeing Conference

Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. Maggie is a passionate advocate for the healthy, commonsense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She has a broad perspective and range of experience that shapes her work, a slightly irreverent sense of humour and a depth of knowledge based on modern research and ancient wisdom that she shares passionately in a commonsense way. Maggie’s finest achievements are her four sons, deep human connectedness and her five books. www.maggiedent.com




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