"I’ve just gotten around to watching the PD. What an amazing subject and presenter. I really got a lot from it. I loved the dove ad - 'we are more beautiful than we think' and it is actually is something I have been working on both personally and professional. I like how the presenter says if you say something enough, you will believe it. And there was another slide where a teacher told her class that they had been chosen to be in her class bc she is great and so are they! VERY POWERFUL how we portray ourselves and the believes (sic) we install on our children.
I lastly found the tribal culture very interesting and as a CRT I can definitely observe this in schools. Let's hope we can all be supported to believe that 'we're great'."
Hidden Influences on Schools, AEU Webinar
"Thanks for today. You really helped me see what I wasn’t able to by myself and I wanted to acknowledge how much I appreciate that. Also, thanks for leaving me with something to read and think about."
Hazel Barker, Leading Teacher: Teaching Partners Initiative|School Improvement Division
"Thanks for the conversation - it was very useful in moving my head space forward. I also managed to do some good networking last night at a big dinner event where I was seated at a table with a couple of Principals from other Schools - and it felt good!"
Mrs Kerry Jell, Strategic Projects Leader, Mount Alvernia College
“Dear Adrian, You are such an asset to have working in the college. Many thanks for all your work on Monday 17 July. The feedback was extremely positive. Your key note speech was inspiring, Many thanks again”
Fiona Tholet, John Curtin College of the Arts
“Hi Adrian, I really liked the idea of breaking down professional development into those different lenses. For me I feel I'm always doing one of them well, but then slack off with the others. Like I feel like I'm taking risks and being a leader, but I don't have growth mindset about it. I thought it really fitted in well to the PD templates which the education department uses and I liked the references to books that I could read and develop ideas or skills in those areas. And I had never really thought about the group dynamics to such a degree with curriculum planning, i.e. innovator, designer etc...”
AEU / IEU Early Career Teacher keynote, Secondary Teacher, AEU / IEU Early Career Teacher keynote
"Many thanks for such a well organised and well run conference. From our perspective and the feedback from others, it was a resounding success."
Jacqui Butler, Strategic Technology, John Curtin College of the Arts
“Thank you, I greatly benefited from attending the YES conference and hope to attend future conferences and recommend it to my peers.”
Samina Hasan, Student Teacher 2nd Yr Masters, University of Melbourne
“Well done on a terrific conference at Scotch College last Friday. It was possibly the best STEM event I have been to over the past 2 years - and I've been to a few and the feeling around the event was very positive.”
Tony Doyle, Junior School STEM Teacher, Ruyton Girls' School
“Today’s session met the success criteria. Many opportunities to discuss our own setting in light of leadership styles and growth mindset. We have plenty to discuss back at school with the leadership team. Adrian was easy to listen to and provided plenty of opportunities to reflect with our colleagues.”
Professional Learning Day, Western Region Deputy Principal Network
“Thank you for working & coaching with the team this year. They have learnt so much & have taken so much away from the sessions in which they can use at their new schools. It’s also been valuable for you to work with them at a difficult time for them & the school...... The feedback that I have received has always been positive so congrats on a job well done.”
Jim Ringin, Assistant Principal, Preston Girls Secondary College
“I found your presentation and the style of “Learning Partnerships” really fits my style of working with people. What you shared was relevant, to the point, practical, useful and rememorable (a new word perhaps). I have already shared with both the Head of Junior College and head of Teaching and Learning…they are keen for me to get going”Learning Partnerships”
Doug Fitzpatrick, Lutheran Education QLD