Children's Behaviour Masterclass Tour

Children's Behaviour Masterclass

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Dr Louise Porter and Sandi Phoenix will be supporting you in rethinking behaviour ‘management’.

Join us for a powerful day to re-think and re-frame the role of teachers and educators in supporting children’s emerging social competence. This event will flex your thinking, question your knowing, and change your practice forever.


8.30am Registration
8.50am Opening intros and welcome

9am Start
Mastering Behaviour Guidance with Dr. Louise Porter  

Louise will suggest how educators can prevent most behavioural disruptions in children by meeting the children's needs. A Q&A session about the implementation of a guidance approach will shed some light on practical strategies.  

Mastering The Phoenix Cups Framework with Sandi Phoenix

If you're a seasoned Phoenix Cupser, you'll love this session. If you're new to the Phoenix Cups (or need revision) don't worry, we'll catch you up before the day with some exclusive resources and video recording so you come to the day ready to master.

Explore the reasons and functions that drive children’s behaviour as developing human beings using the Phoenix Cups Framework. A Q&A session about the Phoenix Cups and the design of cup-filling strategies will ensure you leave with a cup filling plan to implement straight away.    

Leading behaviour change in education settings

You’re excited and inspired but how do you pollinate this change to your team? The end of the day will focus on discussion about how you can become change agents to sustain ongoing reflective practice at your service. 

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of leading behaviour change in education and care.  

4pm Finish

Reflect and rethink

Unpack common tools used by educators and teachers to support behaviour and reflect on their place in today's settings

Learn and understand

Consider new techniques for guiding children's behavioural and social learning, including behaviour that appears to happen for 'no reason'

Document and discover

Learn how to effectively document behavioural incidences, meltdowns and complex inclusion challenges and to apply an effective framework to developing meaningful support plans

Get your ticket

See venues below and reserve your seat. Early bird tickets are first in, first served. This discounted ticket price will be available until sold out (50% of the venue), so don't wait to order yours. Select the 'wire transfer' option to reserve now and pay later. Seats will be held for one week, unless a payment arrangement is requested via email. 

Staff PD Party tables - If you're thinking about bringing your team, best give us a call on 1300 361 243 or reply to this email. We have special PD Party tables. You'll get one free seat per booked table, have heaps of fun and get the VIP treatment! 

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Locations and venues

Find your city and click the button to visit the booking page. Can't find your city? Contact us to express interest.


21st July 2018 

Alexandra Hills Hotel - Alexandra Hills


2nd August 2018

The Playford - Adelaide


6th October 2018

The Mercure - Perth


15th November 2018

Mercure Hotel - Canberra


17th November 2018

Novotel Sydney - Parramatta


22nd November 2018

CQ Melbourne - Melbourne


Brisbane, Adelaide  & Perth Participants

Lots of great ideas. Funny and well presented. – Bronwyn

Perfect. Could have listened for two or three days. – Jasmin

I loved it. Easy to relate to, funny at times & had achievable goals/strategies. – Amelia

Enjoyed hearing about the Phoenix cup framework - and look forward to using it more. – Debbie

Thank you for a light-hearted, understanding and encouraging approach to what can be stressful situations. – Charmaine
I follow both facilitators on social media and enjoy the content. – Cherilee

It was definitely worth bringing my whole team. Being on the same page and being able to support each other will help combat the entrenched practices around us. -Lisa

Really enjoyed the day and knowledge of both of you. -Tamara

Loved the humour! All brilliant- I loved everything! I was challenged to unlearn what I have learnt! -Sarah J

Awesome content- Thank you for sharing these important messages. -Sarah T

I loved the ideas about ‘Phoenix Cups’- it is visually explaining needs that should be satisfied. -Miroslava

Overwhelmed but excited to start implementing this at home and pre-kindy. -Christine

I learnt so much today. The storytelling made it real and relatable. -Kelly

Loved the whole thing, learning about the ‘Phoenix Cups’, and how to change my language with children. It was explained very well, great talks with bits of laughs to keep it interesting and engaging. -Charlotte

The ‘Phoenix Cups’ is such an interesting way to think. It makes a lot of sense. -Kylie

The content was informative, knowledgeable, and related to everyday circumstances. -Michelle

About the facilitator - Sandi Phoenix

Sandi is the founding company director and Principal Facilitator at Phoenix Support for Educators. Sandi’s coaching and consultancy style comes from a strengths-based perspective and is informed by a comprehensive understanding of the National Quality Framework and underpinning theory.

Sandi takes a positive approach to guiding expected behavioural choices within inclusive learning environments, following vast experience working with children with disabilities and children who display complex behaviours in both early childhood settings, youth care, and school-age care since 1998.

Since 2009, Sandi has been involved in supporting educators and teams to implement the National Quality Framework through various roles. These roles range from individualised in-service coaching and mentoring, presenting at conferences, developing written resources, and consulting in the design of software that supports efficient and effective curriculum planning and service operations. She is highly regarded nationwide as a speaker, coach, mentor and Professional Development Facilitator for the education and care sector.

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About the facilitator - Dr. Louise Porter

Dr. Louise Porter is passionate about safeguarding children’s self-esteem, promoting their social skills, and supporting their resilience in the face of the challenges that life often raises. Louise works to teach children to behave considerately, being mindful of how their behaviour affects others, rather than what consequences it may earn them.

Louise has taught at university, conducted a private practice for 30 years, and worked in both mainstream and disability agencies and schools. Louise is an author and has spoken extensively throughout Australia and internationally.