Lauren Cook



Member since
27/03/2012

Lauren Cook

teaching, learning, English, wellbeing, leadership

Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning.

Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. Lauren undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.

Since 2010 Lauren has had significant leadership roles in both public and private educational institutions with portfolios in subject leadership (English), curriculum and wellbeing. She is now Head of Senior Boys at a senior campus of an independent school and was recognised for her work in boys wellbeing by a New Voices Scholarship for Educational Leadership in 2019. In the preceding year, she also undertook an international action research project on boys and stories and has presented on both the local and the international stage to teachers and principals alike.

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The Beginning Teacher's Toolbox - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

I found the content to be engaging and presented clearly

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

Very useful

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

I thought they were good both as an introduction, but also as a refresher/confirmation

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

Very good

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

The course was well planned although in many ways I felt that it was more appropriate for a primary school teacher. The course is quite lengthy and was difficult to complete in one session.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

Very relevant- easy to follow and relevant to all senior English

The Beginning Teacher's Toolbox - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

This course was excellent. Very practical and a good balance of information vs videos and activities.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

It was a little advanced for my yr 5/6 students although I will definitely be able to take away strategies to engage the students in reading. Some excellent strategies for Literacy circles included.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Clear and practical content. Good revision.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Excellent resources. Well explained and clear

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

trauma informed practices were particularly helpful & relevant for my needs

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Clear, plenty of information and practical examples.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

It was informative and very relevant with practical strategies.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Good

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Very relevant

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

good

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Content was relevant to the course

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

To be honest, the quality of the course was very average compared to every other behaviour management professional development I have completed, whether online or face to face.
The quality could be improved with better use of videos and the use of clear examples of how strategies could be implemented in particular scenarios, as well as what to do when those strategies don’t initially work. There wasn’t much of this.
However the content itself was relevant and the information provided was accurate.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Great

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

The course content was relevant and practical.