Our young people do not need to be ‘Fixed’ - Our Journey towards Student Agency

A talk by Alexandra Smith and Oliver Brown
Educators, International School in Singapore

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ABOUT THIS TALK: Covid has changed the landscape of the way we approach student well being. We will share our journey to date, as we move from a protect and support model towards students agency. Empowering our community with a holistic approach, as we support individuals to take ownership of their well being - Moving from cognitive learners to autonomous.

Sharing our experiences from the bottom of our learning pit. As we reimagine our philosophy towards students well being. We will share our challenges, successes and hopes for the future.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: With over 2 decades of experience between them, Oliver Brown and Alexandra Smith are currently working together in Singapore. Oliver Brown the Grade 9 -10 Learning Coordinator and Alexandra Smith the Wellbeing coordinator.

Oliver Brown originally from England, UK taught in both UK and Singapore for the last 13 years. Oliver teaches PE and Sports and Exercise Health Science (IBDP) and has been a Head of House, Head of Grade and is now the Learning Coordinator for Grade 7 & 8 in his current school. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Sports Science and is currently completing a Masters in International Education: Leadership and Management.

Alexandra Smith is originally from Aotearoa, New Zealand. Where she taught for ten years in a wide range of multicultural settings. During this time Alexandra has been a Head of Facility for Physical Education and Health Education and a Pastoral Housemaster. She holds a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Postgrad in Digital and Collaborative learning and is currently completing her Postgrad in professional coaching.

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