Shelley Davidow - Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, Sydney

NSW Education Standard Authority - Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

The Stress Proof Classroom – A Coherent Restorative Approach to Classroom Management

Please note the previously advertised October 25th 2017 date has been postponed until 2018.

Completing The Stress-Proof Classroom – A Coherent Restorative Approach to Classroom Management will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 4.1.2 and 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Course Overview

Course Title: The Stress Proof Classroom – A Coherent Restorative Approach to Classroom Management

Course Code: NSPC

Presenter: Shelley Davidow

Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, 307 Sussex St, CBD Sydney.


Individuals: $300

Schools: $270 per teacher

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Course Dates

October 6th: Armidale Waldorf School, Armidale NSW.

Please contact the College on 9261 4001 or email to express interest for 2018.

Course Outline

This course empowers teachers to use a newfound understanding of the role stress plays in teaching and learning experiences for their students. The practical tools gained by learning ‘high coherence’, the Restorative approach to classroom management and the adoption of strategies that lead to heart-rhythm coherence equip teachers with the skills to adjust programs and approaches where necessary to meet student needs.

In the ‘Stress-Proof’ classroom, an explicit set of expectations and carefully structured restorative processes and responses to discipline issues, allow for the management of challenging behaviour and for full engagement by students in their work. This approach addresses discipline issues as they arise in an inclusive, positive, fair and respectful way.

Dr Shelley Davidow

Dr Shelley Davidow is originally from South Africa. She holds a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Creative Arts. An award-winning author of 41 books, she writes across genres. Her work includes children’s fiction, young adult fiction, and a range of non-fiction texts including the internationally acclaimed Raising Stress-Proof Kids, (Exisle Publishing, Australia, UK, 2014), her biographical memoir Whisperings in the Blood (University of Queensland Press, 2016) and Playing with Words-an introduction to Creative Writing Craft (Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2016).

She has been a teacher for the past twenty years and is a trained facilitator in Restorative Practice. She runs workshops internationally and currently teaches into the post-graduate programs in the departments of Education and Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia.

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Teachers please note:

The teacher is responsible for ensuring the PD completed has been recorded in your online account with NESA.

You will need your 6 digit Accreditation Number  – your login number found on your membership card.

You will also be required to complete an evaluation form on the NESA website in addition to our feedback form.

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