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Opportunities for Learning

Janet Farrall has worked in the field of education for over 35 years as a teacher, Head of Department, Head of Learning and Teaching, Author, Professional Learning Facilitator, Project Manager and Consultant. She is a knowledgeable, energetic and practical presenter who has a passion for student agency, teacher agility and school improvement.

Janet offers a variety of stimulating and practical workshops that can be tailored to your needs:

  • Academic vocabulary

  • Cognitive verbs and verb progressions (I can progressions)

  • Co-cognitive factors for 21st century learning, for example, self-efficacy, mindsets, grit and curiosity

  • Curriculum models and taxonomies for critical, creative and reflective thinking, for example, Bloom’s Taxonomy, the SOLO Taxonomy, Marzano’s Taxonomy and Questivities™

  • Differentiation by Design

  • Gifted Education

  • Hexagonal Thinking

  • History/HASS Sources Analysis

  • Metacognition or Mindset?

  • Philosophical and ethical thinking

  • Progressions, including learning ladders and developmental rubrics

  • Questioning skills and strategies for teachers and students

  • Science of Learning (SOL)

  • Thinking and learning

  • Underachievement

  • Visual thinking


  • Coaching/mentoring of individual teachers and small groups of teachers

  • Two hour, half and full day teacher workshops

  • Keynotes

  • Long-term professional learning

  • Small group workshops

  • Staff meetings

Please email Janet for a descriptor of any course listed above. Some are a work in progress and just need your specific requirements to determine relevance and focus.

Janet is also able to design workshops for you that meet the needs of your staff in your context. This could be a combination of some of the above.

All workshops are suited to teachers F -10, unless otherwise stated.

Professional Learning workshops 2023: Science of Learning 

This evidence-informed professional learning course for educators, F- 12, is based upon a variety of models developed through research into the Science of Learning, for example, Cognitive Load Theory (2011), Rosenshine (2012), Learning Scientists (2015), Powerful Teaching (2021) and PENS: Psychology,

Education, Neuroscience (2021). The most recent Australian Curriculum advice on Students with Diversity will be referenced throughout the course. Six workshops will be offered via Microsoft Teams,  across Terms 2, 3 and 4, 5-7pm. 

To express interest, please contact Andi Pegler, Course Coordinator,

via email or telephone 8317 6020 

Contact Janet directly about workshop topics, as well as information about available dates and costs

Prof Learning



“Thank you for a wonderful PD day yesterday. It was great to revise, refresh, learn strategies and gather new resources. I woke up today excited to go to work and spread the word.” 

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