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Setting yourself up for Success: Teaching in the Middle Years

  • 27 Apr 2023
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online
  • 30



Session 1: Setting Yourself up for Success

Target audience – graduate and early career teachers

Are you new to teaching and teaching students in years 5 to 9? Are you looking for practical strategies to set yourself and your students up for success?

Looking for that bit more to help you feel confident and capable teaching in the middle years. This conversation will cover what's unique about students in the middle years and strategies for setting yourself and students up for a fruitful learning partnership. We will also discuss strategies for managing your workload and wellbeing.

About the facilitator: Liz Benson is an experienced middle school teacher, Head of Middle School and Deputy Principal. She is currently the Executive Officer, Adolescent Success and Director/Leadership Coach for Pivotal Leadership. Liz's favorite year level to teach is Year 9.

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Teaching in the Middle Years

Series Dates and Topics




April 27th

Setting Yourself Up For Success as a Middle Years Teacher

Liz Benson

Teacher and Executive Officer, Adolescent Success

May 4th

Behaviour Strategies For Middle Years Students (mix of ECM and ESCM)

Anj Dillion

Capability Manager and Head of Science, QLD DOE

May 11th

Supporting Middle Students Suffering From Trauma

Leisa Taylor

Teacher and Pre-Service Teacher Educator

May 25th

Evidence Based Practices for Students with Autism

Susan Brooke

Deputy Principal and Capability Manager, QLD DOE

June 1st

Differentiated Instruction: Designing and Scaffolding for Success

Gerard Alford

Teacher and Director ITC Publications

June 8th

Engaging with Middle Years Students and Their Parents

Anj Dillion

Capability Manager and Head of Science, QLD DOE


Tel: +61 452 475 184

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