Dan Haesler

Exploring Student Engagement

Exploring Student Engagement for Learning and Wellbeing Workshop

The body of literature around student engagement is vast and continues to grow. Educators have never been better informed of the complexities and interactions between pedagogy, technology, neuroscience and engagement. And yet, studies suggest that student engagement levels continue to drop. Not only are more students seemingly disengaged, but they seem to be so at an increasingly earlier stage of their academic career. Teachers need to be equipped with a range of approaches to engage students in meaningful ways.

Learning Outcomes

This course will enable teachers, school and system leaders to:

Explore the meaning of authentic engagement.

Explore how teachers and schools can encourage it in their community.

Teachers, school and system leaders will:

Review various engagement models including case studies of best practice.

Participate in a hands on workshop and create their own teaching program centred on their new understanding of student engagement.

Solution Tree Author and Presenter

Dan Haesler is an international keynote speaker, educator, writer and consultant. Originally from Manchester, Dan now lives in Sydney, Australia where he works with schools across the country around issues of engagement and wellbeing. He is passionate about equity in education and engaging our hardest-to-reach kids.

He has consulted to Federal and State Government education projects, regularly features in the media, and writes a regular column for the Australian Teacher Magazine.

In recent years Dan has developed a reputation as one of the Asia Pacific’s most dynamic educational thinkers and speakers and in 2015, he will share the stage with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

He sits on the NSW advisory board of Wellbeing Australia, and is a previous recipient of the NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship to raise awareness of and address youth depression.


Thursday, May 21st, 8:30am

13 Spring Street

Melbourne, VIC


Friday, June 5th, 8:30am

85-87 N Quay

Brisbane, QLD


Wednesday, June 24th, 8:30am

125 North Terrace

Adelaide, SA


Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 8:30am

65 Northbourne Avenue

Canberra, ACT


Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 8:30am

Hotel The Menzies Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, NSW


Wednesday, Aug. 26th, 8:30am-4pm

Hotel Mercure Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand



Thursday, Aug. 27th, 8:30am-4pm

Hotel Novotel Auckland Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand