Reflecting upon his experience of the Conference, Science teacher Nick Little commented “All of the keynote speakers were excellent but two stood out to me in particular. Dr Best talked about caring for boys in three areas: mind, body and spirit. In this way we should aim to teach boys holistically. Similarly, Dr Cummins spoke about the need to quantify and measure character development in children and adolescents. I had only imagined this as an abstract concept, but now am convicted of its value and importance for implementing holistic care programs in schools like ours, both now and in the future”.
Attendees also found plenty of time to discuss shared practice in stage-specific groups and participate in elective workshops on a range of issues, from classroom management to differentiation. You can access the keynote addresses and read more about the conference here.