Below are a list of different keynote presentations, seminars and workshops that can be facilitated by Jill McLachlan on request. Engagements can be tailored to your setting and situation.
Philosophy in Practice
Unearthing why – making our intentions visible
Focus on Literacy
Children as authors: writing to think, to influence and to remember
Falling in love with words: balancing the extremes and protecting sacred ground
How do I help my child decode words? And what does that even mean? Practical tips for parents to help you feel like an expert
Leading Teaching & Learning
With hope into the unknown: reflections on leadership, listening & learning
Visual mapping: a tool for professional conversation and collaboration
Teachers as public speakers: tips for presentations and presence
Re-imagining Teaching & Learning
Making teaching visible: questioning the unquestioned
Images of children: image of the teachers
Following the curious child: imagining new ways of being & doing teaching
Listening to learning: learning to listen
Practical strategies for the listening classroom
A Focus on the Early Years of School
How did you get the children to say those things? Practical strategies for hosting conversations with children
A survival guide for new teachers: how to make it through your first year still smiling
From provocations to projects: stories from practice in the early years of school
Early childhood teachers in primary schools: finding common ground
How do our environments ‘speak’ and what are they saying?
Designing & resourcing learning contexts: how do our environments (in and out) reflect our values and support relationships?
Reggio Inspired? What in the world does that mean?
Children with Special Rights
Different as normal
Children as citizens: a community project
Helping your child to bounce back: Skills for a resilient life
Jill was born and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She moved to Australia many years ago. Her work takes her all over the world… but it’s got to be said, Jill calls Australia home.
Jill’s passion and ability to provoke educators to think deeply is truly inspiring. I feel so fortunate to have Jill work closely with our early learning team in further embracing children’s voice.Kate Sheridan, Director of Hampshire House
Jill McLachlan is a voice in our educational landscape invites each of us to strive to be the best versions of ourselves in order to create a culture where children are free to do the same. I leave every encounter with her with a desire to be better, see differently, remain curious and to embrace what is uniquely me within my sphere of influence.Liz Chick, Early Years Consultant
Jill has an amazing strength weaving together experiences and great anecdotes, with rich foundational understanding, critical to building good pedagogy and reflective teaching practice. Jill has a Reggio Emilia heart and – with a relaxed, positive and light-hearted presentation style – she is quickly able to build rapport with teams of new and experienced teachers. We love the fact that, in consultation, the design of each presentation she brings to a team is highly personalised and targets the centres needs of the moment. Our relationship with Jill will continue, because when you find a gem of great worth you hold it closely.Gaye Entwistle, Head of Early Learning
The Scots College