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

  • Assessment and diversity in the Australian Curriculum

  • Backward curriculum design

  • 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™

  • Depth and complexity icons

  • Differentiation by design

  • Differentiation by design: Instructional tools and strategies

  • Dispositions for learning

  • Gifted education

  • Hexagonal Thinking

  • Inquiry methods and approaches

  • Metacognition

  • Parents; advice, support and resources

  • Philosophical and ethical thinking

  • Progressions, including learning ladders and developmental rubrics

  • Questioning skills and strategies for teachers and students

  • Rosenshine's Principles and their application in the classroom

  • Science of learning and its application in the classroom

  • Thinking and learning

  • Underachievement

  • Visual thinking

  • Well-being



  • 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


Janet is able to design workshops that meet your professional learning needs 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 2022: Science of Learning (Janet Farrall)

In Terms 2, 3 and 4, the workshops will be offered remotely via Microsoft Teams in two x 2 hour workshops per term, 5.00pm-7.00pm.  No workshops were offered during Term 1, because of the uncertainty surrounding Covid in our schools.

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, Rosenshine (2012), Learning Scientists (2015), PowerfulTeaching (2021) and PENS: Psychology, Education, Neuroscience (2021). 


Strategies for increasing learning outcomes for the diverse range of students we encounter will address the application of cognitive science to learning in our classrooms.

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




“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.”