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Monday, 13 May - Monday, 13 May 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST


CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000, NSW

An Evening with Tom Bennett

Join us in Sydney on Monday 13 May to hear from leading school behaviour guru, Tom Bennett OBE, with CIS education director, Glenn Fahey.

Australian classrooms are among the most disorderly in the world — marked by noise, disruptions, and lost teaching time. As many teachers and parents know, there is a need to reclaim Australia’s classrooms from this disruption and disorder. Students in unruly classrooms don’t perform as well academically and may face difficulties with attendance and engagement at school. For many educators, this contributes to a challenging workplace and excessive workloads.

Many reasons for poor behaviour and classroom management can be blamed on mistaken ideologies about how children behave in school. Progressive educational philosophies make the work of teachers and parents more difficult than it needs to be. Reclaiming the classroom relies on evidence about what works from research in students’ attention, learning, and the psychology of behaviour.

What does good behaviour look like in schools? How can teachers better run the room? What are the essential skills for effective classroom management? How can parents help promote positive behaviours of their children? Does the root of poor behaviour lie in the home environment, requiring solutions beyond the school gates?

Tom Bennett is Director and founder of ResearchED, a grassroots, teacher-led project to help make teachers more research-literate. He also serves as an advisor to the UK’s Department of Education, including leading the Department’s Behaviour Hubs project. Among his other achievements is being listed among the Top Ten Global Educational Bloggers by Huffington Post. Among other books, he is author of Running the Room: The Teacher’s Guide to Behaviour (John Catt Educational).

Glenn Fahey is Director of Education at the Centre for Independent Studies. He is the author of several CIS publications, including: Starting off on the wrong foot: How to improve Initial Teacher Education in Australia and Failing to teach the teacher: An analysis of mathematics Initial Teacher Education. He provides regular commentary across major newspapers across Australia.