Positive Schools Conference Australia
"Amba presented a valuable and engaging workshop at Positive Schools 2018. It was a pleasure to have her on board, to meet her & to have such a great contribution to the event"
~ Dr. Helen Street, Founder, and Chair,
About the workshop:
Positive Transitioning - How students can flourish through their major transitions
This workshop explored one of the critical, and often overlooked, factors of Positive Education - “Positive Transitioning”. That is, how we can support youth through change - specifically; starting school, transitioning to high school, and preparing students for life after school.
In Australia, these transitions are likely to be more challenging for students from families who are financially disadvantaged, Indigenous, with disabilities, and culturally diverse, however, all students can benefit from increasing their preparedness and skills for adjusting to change. “Readiness” for these transitions is found to be predictive not only of increased well-being but for long-term academic and occupational achievement.
Within this interactive workshop participants had the opportunity to explore the general principles for promoting positive change and discuss specific resources for these transitions. A partnership between educators/institutions, parents, and students is believed to be most effective when navigating these periods. With the relevant resources, together we can confidently and holistically support youth through their schooling years.
The conference was quite an eye-opener for me, with many fresh and inspiring ideas and talks including Amba Brown's on Positive Transitioning. Good on you all for being the change."
- David, Conference Guest
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