"Adrienne is a passionate educator who devotes her time to helping her students thrive using the science of positive psychology. As a teacher of teenagers, she is very aware of the internal and external pressures that our young people encounter in their very busy lives and she places value on wellbeing and ‘mental fitness’, looking at how it can be applied to maximise transformation and growth.
She is an incredibly engaging speaker, who understands the context of education and approaches her area of expertise with realism to provide practical strategies and tangible takeaways. Teachers will feel motivated, inspired and ready to support their students’ holistic development. Her presentation to our staff at Wakatipu High School was effectively adapted to align with our focus on student engagement and the professional development was received with such positivity that we asked her to join us again the following week to deliver a follow-up session.
I would highly recommend Adrienne as a speaker. She has the ability to unite and upskill educators with the relatively new and increasingly relevant findings concerning evidence-based strategies to improve student wellbeing."
Wakatipu High School 2018
Adrienne Buckingham has a keen interest in people, personal growth and improving education to make meaningful connections.
Working one-on-one, in small professional learning communities or an auditorium full of people, Adrienne can offer accessible seminars and conversations using evidence based research to support adolescents, teachers, parents and schools to navigate the challenges of changing modern world.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology and English
Trent University, Canada
Post-Graduate Dimploma in Teaching and Learning
Christchurch College of Education, New Zealand
Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
Emphasis: Positive Parenting and Positive Coaching
Langley Group Institute, Australia
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Teaching & Learning
WELLBEING TOPICS for Educators
Increasing Engagement in the Classroom
How to Build Positive Relationships using the Research
Embracing, & Engaging Challenging Learners
Women Teaching Boys Effectively
Positive Emotion Theories for Schools
Teaching Mental Fitness
Meaning and Purpose in Adolescent Apathy
Progress vs Performance Goal & Achievements
How to Ninja Positive Psychology into the Classroom