Amanda Hicks



Member since
01/07/2016

Amanda Hicks

Working Memory, Learning & Literacy Specialist

Amanda is a highly experienced Educational Consultant & Lecturer on Working Memory and its relationship to learning and reading. Amanda brings to each school and lecture a passion for education and for bridging gaps between research and practical classroom strategies. Not only are her lectures engaging and informative but Amanda is able to make even the most mundane of topics worthy of laughter.
Amanda has recently completed research in Education at the University of Newcastle examining the impact strategy instruction has on children with working memory deficits and reading disabilities. Amanda is dedicated to advocacy and lobbying for change in reading programs in our education system. With over 26 years of experience in education, 100s of lectures to 10000+ teachers across Australia and New Zealand, Amanda is sure to make your PD engaging.

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Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Great explanation of what working memory is and how it impacts on learning

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Extremely relevant to classroom educators both primary and secondary. Invaluable insight.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

good An eye opener, definitely should be compulsory for all teachers

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Working Memory & Its Impact on Learning

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Amanda is a very knowledgeable presenter on Working Memory and its impact pon learning. It is highly relevant to the classroom.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Good quality. Easily explained and useful suggestions provided.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Relevant strategies provided to implement within the classroom

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

This course was great as I have a student with Working Memory issues in my class, so being able to understand why and how to help him was fantastic.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Very relevant

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

very helpful and provided lots of strategies that i will implement

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

This course was of particular use to me as a teacher. My understanding of Working Memory and its place within the learning process of students is far more developed now having completed this course. Aspects of how I plan and deliver my lessons will change as a result of my newfound knowledge.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

It was a good revision of what I knew about working memory. It provided strategies on what to do when students are not participating I the learning. no thak you

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Good quality material and the course is relevant to school teachers.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

It was very informative and helpful.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Course content was great and very relevant to my classroom.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Fantastic course and very relevant. Amanda presented well and has engaging content. I have taken many notes!! I cannot wait to start using this information in my classroom. Amanda delivered an engaging and relevant course. All teachers, regardless of your teaching area and expertise, could use this course. So many key pieces of information noted down and new learning that have helped me to understand my students with a Working Memory Deficit.
Samantha, St Gregory’s Junior College

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

The course was good as a summary and introduction to working memory and its impact on learning, however further practical examples of how to support children across areas of learning in the classroom would make the course more effective for me.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

The quality was very good. It was is very relevant to our teaching and will be very useful in the classroom.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Highly relevant, professionally presented. Very interesting.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
08/10/2020

Very worthwhile and bought back relevant strategies for effective teaching