Integrating Thinking
Integrating Thinking

Teacher Training: 2020 Pilot Programmes

The Body Learns First @ School: 

A professional learning opportunity for primary, ECE and secondary educators, contextualised for Australian Education, including delivery of the Australian Curriculum.

Participants learn about the importance of the body to brain connections that fashion our learning experiences.  They will learn to identify and then address neuro-motor and sensory immaturity that often underpins student learning challenges and difficulties in school environments.

Results of this program in schools include:

  • increasing engagement of learners 
  • creating readiness for learners
  • enhancing learning potential by looking at underlying neuro-motor and sensory foundations of learning
  • greater professional satisfaction for teachers because their students are more settled.

Schools that have implemented this program in Australia (and internationally) report improved reading, writing, engagement and NAPLAN results among other positive effects.

This is a way of providing support for the whole child because it helps meet the differences in the neurobiology of our students at a foundational learning level.  See what Peter Harrison, Principal of Tyres Primary School has said about their school approach:



David Mann, Principal of Park Ridge Primary School had this to say after learning about neuro-motor immaturity and its impact on student learning:  “I thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks of the course in July.  It is something all new teachers to the profession should be trained in.”


Want to know more?  Register your interest in these programmes and stay informed of developments for delivery in 2020: 

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Interested in organising a school-based professional learning program? 

Introductory presentations regarding the importance of considering & addressing neuro-motor readiness for learning in schools for school staff or parents; at staff meetings or parent information events. Ideal: 45 minutes to 1-hour keynote presentations.  These sessions are usually presented at no charge and can be face-to-face (if you’re within reasonable driving distance of Cairns), or by ZOOM teleconferencing.  Click the button below to submit details about your school or community group so we can contact you.

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Please note:  Minimum numbers are required for courses to proceed.  Integrating Thinking reserves the right to cancel or postpone training if minimum numbers are not met.


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