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Workshop 2: Challenging Kids and Challenging Kids with Andrew Fuller

Join Kirsten from Cool.org and clinical psychologist and family therapist, Andrew Fuller, for a free, hour-long online workshop focusing on behaviour management and learning enhancement strategies.

You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and will walk away with tactics, strategies and ideas to support students bringing challenging behaviours into the classroom, engage students in learning and make classroom management feel, well, manageable.

Find out more about Andrew Fuller here.

How can I get involved?


Registration is simple and FREE for all Cool.org members!

Click the registration link for the workshop you'd like to attend, complete the form and a Zoom link will be sent to you to add to your calendar.

We know teachers love to share, so please feel free to share with your PLTs, colleagues and teacher friends.

We can't wait to learn alongside you!

2024 Workshop Program

DateTimeWorkshop FocusPresentersRegistration Link
Workshop 1Wednesday 1 May 20244:15 - 5:15pm AESTIncorporating First Nations Perspectives in Your Classroom - a Q&A- Josh Cubillo PhD
- Kirsten Young
Re-watch the workshop here.
Workshop 2Tuesday 16 July 20244:15 - 5:15pm AESTChallenging Kids and Challenging Kids- Andrew Fuller
- Kirsten Young
Register to attend here.
Workshop 3Tuesday 30 July 2024 4:15 - 5:15pm AESTBody Image, Health and Wellbeing- Dr Zali Yager from Embrace KidsRegistration will be open shortly.
Workshop 4September (date TBC) 20244:15 - 5:15pm AESTSustainability: More Than Our Environment- Helen Masters
- Kirsten Young

More presenters to be announced
Registration will be open shortly.
Workshop 5Tuesday 15 October4:15 - 5:15pm AEDTBringing Hope and Action to Your Teaching and Learning- Jan Owen AM
- Hamish Curry
- Kirsten Young
Registration will be open shortly.

Who will I meet at the workshops?

Meet Kirsten

Kirsten is a former Primary classroom teacher, curriculum area leader, marketing aficionado, and all-around curious person. She's also your 2024 Workshop Facilitator.

Kirsten is passionate about designing engaging learning opportunities that meet the needs of and challenge all students, building strong relationships in the classroom and school community and ensuring educators across Australia are supported, valued and celebrated for the many things they do.

Kirsten is looking forward to learning alongside our loyal Cool+ Subscribers at the 2024 Cool+ Workshop Series.

Meet Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller is a clinical psychologist and family therapist. He has worked in many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.

Andrew is the author of Tricky Kids, Guerilla Tactics for Teachers, Help Your Child Succeed at School, Raising Real People, From Surviving to Thriving, Work Smarter Not Harder and Beating Bullies and has co-authored a series of programs for the promotion of emotional resilience and intelligence used in over 3500 schools in Britain and Australia called The Heart Masters.

Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people. Andrew continues to counsel young people, and he also conducts workshops for organisations, parents, students, teachers and health professionals on a wide range of topics.

Andrew will be joining the Cool Workshop Series for Workshop 2, Challenging Kids and Challenging Kids.

Meet Josh Cubillo PhD

Josh is a Larrakia, Wadjigan and Arrernte man from the Northern Territory, with extensive experience in secondary and tertiary education.

Starting as a history teacher who wanted Indigenous content taught in schools, Josh has continued his commitment to embedding Indigenous knowledge in the education sector through his project management roles with non-government organisations and the University of Melbourne.

The doctoral thesis Josh completed was called Unveiling Country and Improving Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: The Traditional Owner Approach, which examined how non-Indigenous teachers can strengthen their relationships with Wurundjeri Traditional Owners in order to embed Indigenous knowledge.

Josh joined the Cool Workshop Series for Workshop 1, Incorporating First Nations Perspectives in Your Classroom - a Q&A.

Stay tuned ...

More info about presenters and special guests is coming soon!

Past Workshops

Workshop 1: Incorporating First Nations Perspectives in Your Classroom with Josh Cubillo PhD

This Q&A session will be safe, brave space to ask questions, learn together and leave with ideas to help you incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives in your classroom, curriculum and school community.

We'll be joined by experienced educator Josh Cubillo PhD, a Larrakia, Wadjigan and Arrernte man from the Northern Territory and experienced educator. You can find out more about Josh here.

The 2024 Cool Workshop Series is a collaborative, inclusive and engaging educator learning opportunity.