Michael Griffin



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06/10/2015

Michael Griffin

Mindset, metacognition, intrinsic motivation.

Michael Griffin is an educator, speaker, author and conductor.
He has enjoyed a range of educational roles and experiences in Australia, and throughout the world. Griffin’s talks are inspired by theory of motivation and the premise that the greatest predictor of progress – music and otherwise – is the quality and the quantity of practice time. Indeed, his latest books investigate these concepts in some detail providing pragmatic solutions for teachers and students. Griffin also presents to full staffs and student bodies on essential learning dispositions that lead to expert learning. He has spoken to groups of staff, students, parents and community audiences in more than 400 schools and conferences in 30 countries. This includes schools of the calibre of Eton, Westminster, Sevenoaks, Shrewsbury, Ardingly, Headington and Cranleigh (UK), United World College South East Asia, Nanyang Girls HS (Singapore), ISL (Luxembourg) and Geelong Grammar School (Australia).
Griffin has been the Keynote or Consultant Speaker at several global education events including the European Council for International Schools (Hamburg and Nice), Association of International Schools Africa Educators' Conference (South Africa), English Schools’ Foundation (Hong Kong), International Educators Conference (Brunei), APEP Member Schools Conference (Thailand), British Schools of the Middle East Arts Conference (Oman and Dubai), Qatar Foundation, Spring Cantus Salisburgensis Festival (Austria), Hampshire Music Service (UK), Association Genevoise des Ecoles Privées (Switzerland), ASME WA and numerous MTA, ANCA and local conferences throughout Australia. He has been an invited guest at the New Horizons adult education program in Rochester NY, and has consulted for Cambridge University Press designing curriculum for Kazakhstan.
As a conductor, Griffin’s choral ensembles have received more than 40 prizes and awards (half of these first prizes) in Australian competitions including one of Australia’s major choral prizes, the Australasian Open Choral Championship. Griffin has adjudicated at several eisteddfods and been guest conductor for major events including the Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival, and events in Switzerland, Asia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Griffin is a recipient of the South Australian Education and Arts Ministers’ Prize, and is listed in the inaugural Who’s Who South Australia. As a pianist, Griffin has held guest residencies at Dubai’s Burj al Arab and repeat invitations to Australia’s world-class resort, Hayman Island. Classical piano recordings include the compilations Consolation (2013) and Shimmer (2014). As a teacher in schools, Griffin has held a range of posts up to Deputy Head level.


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