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Dr Andrew

Using brain science to create better outcomes.


As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller aims to create with people, futures they can fall in love with. His work with over 2,000 schools and with more than 500,000 young people has identified the concept of The Resilient Mindset and also the three main components of resilience- connect, protect and respect (CPR).

Current Work

Andrew is a Fellow at the University of Melbourne and has been a scientific consultant for the ABC. He is an ambassador for Adolescent Success, the Lion’s Club Alcohol and Drug Awareness Foundation and Mind Matters. He has also been a principal consultant to the Dept. Education Bully Stoppers initiative and the national drug prevention strategy REDI, and is a regular presenter on Radio National.

Andrew’s research on neuro-developmental differentiation takes the research on resilience and positive education back into the classroom where it can make the most difference.

His website, My Learning Strengths enables people to complete a free assessment of their learning strengths. Andrew has established programs for neuroscience and education and the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people. Andrew continues to counsel people.

Previous Experience

Author: Andrew’s most recent books include “The Revolutionary Art of Changing Your Heart”, “Your Best Life at Any Age” and “Neuro-developmental Differentiation- The Science of Effective learning”. Andrew is also the author of “Unlocking Your Child’s Genius” published in ten languages, TRICKY KIDS ,twenty languages, Tricky Teens, “Life: A Guide”, Tricky People, Guerilla Tactics For Teachers, The Brain Based Learning E-Manual and Beating Bullies.

Talking Points

From Stressed to Strong-Systematic Mental And Resilience Training

Designed for school leaders, teachers, parents or students. Based on extensive research and trialling this course helps people to effectively thrive in high-pressure situations.

The main gains from the course are for people to:
- Learn how not to turn a challenge into a crisis
- Be mindful in the moment
- Make plans that create differences
- Find their authentic selves
- Maximise their power points
- Learn when life gives you lemons, how to turn them into lemonade.

The Learning Brain

How teachers can use research from neuroscience to increase learning outcomes.

The Resilient Mindset

Research my team has completed on 190,000 students reveals a resilient mindset. This extends the idea of a growth mindset and gives teachers clear strategies for helping anxious and avoidant learners develop more productive learning strategies. It also provides a comprehensive way of handling behavioural issues.

Neuro- developmental differentiation the science of effective differentiation

Neuro- developmental Differentiation the science of effective differentiation Imagine if all your students were aware of their learning strengths? Imagine if all of the teachers in your school could develop ways to build upon these learning strengths? Imagine if all of the teachers in your school could diagnose blockages to learning and develop strategies and activities to overcome them? This research takes teachers into the world of being diagnosticians of learning and the developers of activities that enable all learners to thrive.

Student Behaviour- Management and Engagement- a how to guide for teachers

For teachers who want to help students understand brain function and how to improve performance.

*Guerilla Tactics for teachers- strategies and nifty tricks for not just surviving but thriving in the education business. Suitable for teachers with all ranges of experience.
*Communication Skills & Mindful Teaching- Teachers are in the communication business. This presentation helps them to identify effective strategies and also covers the teaching of mindfulness for staff and students.
*Brain Systems Approaches to Behavioural Issues- the secrets of creating behavioural change in hard to engage and harder to control students.

Staff resilience

Based on Andrew’s book ‘Your Best Life At Any Age’, this is a how to look after yourself guide.

Positively Powerful Relationships

Based on Andrew’s book, ‘The Revolutionary Art of Changing Your Heart’ This looks at how we can create schools and relationships that connect, protect and respect people.

Tricky Kids and how to teacher them

The fearful, the deflated, the distracted and the disdainful this uses the RESOLVE method to engage them in learning.

Feelings- How to Remain Sane in a Crazy World

From Andrew’s book of the same name, how to understand yourself and others.

Neuroscience & Education

There are 6 modules to this course that can be done together or separately:

1. The Executive Functions- motivation, willpower, planning, persistence & decision- making.
2. The Limbic System - emotions, concentration & memory
3. The Primitive Brain- reducing anxiety and fear & healing trauma.
4. The Literate Brain - how students become literate and brain based ways to enhance this.
5. The Numerate Brain - how students become numerate and brain based ways to enhance this.
6. Trauma and the Brain

Tricky People, Tricky Behaviours

How to deal with horrible types before they ruin your life. Whether they are parents, colleagues or family members,
this presentation equips people with the skills to deflect and deal with the angry the bewildered and the self-obsessed.

Resilience across the Life Span

How to live a great life and promote resilience for all people. Based on the best-selling book “Life: A Guide”
Staff resilience & well being.

Tricky People, Tricky Behaviours

How to deal with horrible types before they ruin your life. Whether they are parents, colleagues or family members,

This presentation equips people with the skills to deflect and deal with the angry the bewildered and the self-obsessed.
Andrew was terrific - he went over very well and was enthralling... Mater Health Services Limited

Andrew is an outstanding speaker and entertainer.

Wangaratta High School

Andrew was very engaging , entertaining and positive.

Killester College

Andrew spoke to our parent body and staff members and hit the mark for both groups. He was very engaging and informative, and his relaxed style had us all at ease with him and open to the information he gave.

St Peters Lutheran College

As a science guy I found his session extremely enlightening for a number of different reasons. He provided clarity in understanding students at our school who zone out, tune out, and for various other reasons do not excel in literacy and numeracy based subjects. He provided very clear research supporting his hypothesis on how teenagers work and what we should and should not be expecting from them. Together with this information, he provided some strategies on how to integrate his ideas in our teaching praxis.

Michael McGirr, author The Lost Art of Sleep
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