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Exploring Engagement with Dan Haesler

Slides: Get them here

One teacher using Minecraft in a Primary School in Western Sydney

Schlechty’s Engagement Continuum

Andrew Martin’s Engagement Wheel

NSWDEC Fair Go Project

Self Determination Theory

The Power of Mindset with Dan Haesler

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Mindset by Carol Dweck

Self Theories by Carol Dweck

Mindset & Gifted Education – Blog article

Clearing up some common misconceptions

Embracing the FWord – Resource from ReachOut

High Expectations & Mindset

Probably the most comprehensive collection of Mindset resources for school via @LarryFerlazzo

Technology for Learning & Engagement with Simon Crook

Workshop Slides

More resources from CrookED Science

Learning in (the right) Space with Matt Esterman

Workshop Slides

Rapid Prototyping Tool Handout



Dan Haesler works with organisations around issues of engagement, wellbeing, mindset & leadership. As well as schools, he has consulted to government education projects, corporate business, The Black Dog Institute and other not-for-profit organisations. Dan is an international keynote speaker and has presented alongside well known education thought leaders as well as Olympians, Academy Award Winners and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He regularly features in the media, and writes a monthly column in the Australian Teacher Magazine. Dan is passionate about equity in education and engaging our hardest-to-reach kids and communities. His first book, #SchoolOfThought is now available and all profits will go to supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.


Dr Simon Crook is the Founder of CrookED Science, a STEM education consultancy specialising in the use of technology in teaching and learning. Previously, Simon was Senior eLearning Adviser with the Catholic Education Office Sydney, having responsibility for the integration of technology in teaching and learning across all subject areas in 151 schools, K-12. He was also a high school science teacher for 15 years. Simon recently completed his PhD thesis Evaluating the Impact of 1:1 Laptops on High School Science Students and Teachers at The University of Sydney.
Matt Esterman is a professional educator with over 15 years’ experience within government, Catholic and independent schools and has engaged with educators, networks and experts on every continent. Matt has a keen interest in the future of teaching, professional learning and growth, the future of education and the ways they can be redesigned for greater learning, connection and organisational value. He has contributed articles and chapters to various publications, he has run dozens of workshops, seminars and committees on a range of topics in Australia, Singapore, the UK and the USA. He is a leading member of the TeachMeet community in Australia. Matt’s strengths are in his ability to connect and engage with many stakeholders in a range of contexts. Matt has won teaching and leadership awards from NGS Super, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, the Australian College of Educators, the Professional Teachers’ Council of NSW and the ICT Educators of NSW. He now works at Six Ideas, a bespoke consulting network that helps clients develop stronger harmony between people, space, technology and strategy.