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Student Learning With Cognitive Factors

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The next webinar is scheduled to commence on Thursday 27th April at 8.30pm and Friday 28th April at 3.30pm
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Check your local times if outside Australia)



1 hour including Q&A Session

Hosted by:
Clinical Psychologists at Energia SOI8

Webinar Overview

How do cognitive skills impact learning?

Emotion and feelings play an important role in motivating students and have a huge impact on many learning-related processes. Emotions impact processes such as attention, memory, and decision-making. Cognition and emotion, therefore have to work together for students to be able to make the connections required for effective learning.

You are invited to join us to understand the complex relationship between emotion and cognition and how to identify children’s strengths for improved learning.

Why should I attend this webinar?

Did you know there are 90 intellectual abilities that can be taught and these are skills that enable children to learn curriculum effectively?

Our partners at Energia SOI explore children’s cognitive learning from an holistic, strength based approach in knowing that brain differences are normal, rather than deficits. This concept and way of thinking can reduce the stigma around learning and thinking differences in children.

Through these webinars you will learn from leading international experts how they are supporting cognitive learning for all learners using Structure Of Intellect methods to improve targeted cognitive abilities. 

You will learn how Cognitive Learning ESOI Certification Training and Individual Learning Programs are a proven method to improve you or your teachers’ skills and confidence, ability to increase children’s learning potential and overcome learning, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

The assessment training applies to primary and secondary aged students as well as students who are interested in developing their cognitive skills for specific careers.

If you would like an overview of the Cognitive Training Certification program – Energia Structure of Intellect method including:

• the skills and tools to effectively assess the gaps for individual children, assisting you with personalised learning approaches
• understand how to help students with neurodiverse learning needs
• how to manage the many different learning needs of children in your classroom
• skills to identify children who are most at risk of delayed learning
• an overview of the training to effectively assess and teach general capabilities including creative and critical thinking and improve personal and social capabilities

Please book a time for a clarity conversation by clicking here.
If you’d like to attend the webinar this week, click on the link below.

All participants will receive a “Participation Certificate” for attending the event.


I really valued working with Rachel. She is a fierce advocate for parents voices to be heard in the education landscape and contributed greatly to discussions in the teacher and school regulation space.

Liz Aloni

Victorian Institute of Teaching

Rachel has the professional skills to bring parents, schools and stakeholders together. Rachel has an innovative and collaborative approach to problem solving and resolving conflict. It is without hesitation that I recommend Rachel.

Tracey O'Neil

Principal, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers

Rachel genuinely cares about helping schools build lasting connections with parents for effective parent engagement. My experiences of working with Rachel have been very positive.

Tracey O'Neil

Principal, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers

Rachel communicates with clarity and purpose with stakeholders and partners, always positioning what is ultimately best for the child at the centre of any conversation or program.

Matthew Williams

Deputy Principal, Padua College

Rachel has a passion for parent engagement in schools and a drive to seek opportunities for parents/carers to be active participants in the education of their children.

Matthew Williams

Deputy Principal, Padua College

I have worked with Rachel Saliba since 2019 and found her to be passionate and committed in providing parents in Catholic schools with a strong and meaningful voice. Her impressive approach and understanding from both a parent and educator’s perspective makes her ideally suited to represent parents in any dialogue about what 21st century education should look like. Her professional and understated manner makes her a joy to work with. Parents have traditionally lacked an educated voice speaking on their behalf in the education sector, and in Rachel they have a high flyer who has the perfect qualities to present the parent’s agenda in the forming of education policy.

Ralph Barba

Director Making Media Australia

If you are a school that is in need to promote yourself in your community, Rachel Saliba and Practically Learning is the first person and organisation you should contact. Her deep understanding about what parents and families want when selecting a school for their children allows her to formulate a specialised and vibrant marketing strategy for schools that is authentic and proven. She is the master of being able to convey the essence of a school to its community. In video work I have done for Practically Learning I have never seen teachers more prepared and passionate about telling their story to prospective parents. This is testimony to Rachel’s preparatory work and rare ability to get educators and schools to tell their story in a powerful way.

Ralph Barba

Director Making Media Australia

It has been great working with Rachel as she shares her expertise on engaging parents in the school community. Her Learning through Play workshop was interactive, informative and entertaining. I would recommend working with Rachel to inspire your school community.

Verona Gridley

Principal, St John’s Primary School Mitcham

I have had the pleasure of working beside Rachel in developing marketing material, events and support for parents of children in Catholic schools across Victoria. Rachel is passionate, knowledgeable and skilled in parent engagement, strategy development and advocacy for parents. She is professional and reliable and I enjoy working with her on a variety of projects.

Jodie McLeod

Community Liaison - Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Rachel has an amazing capacity to explicitly determine the goals of the client and the community, and then puts together an exciting strategy that brands and positions the organisation to understand and meet that community’s needs. Rachel’s work strengthens positive outcomes for all stake holders. Rachel is my ‘go to person’ when I want to align the organisation’s work with the community of which it is a part.

Martin Prior

Transformational Education Leader and Mentor

Rachel is an excellent human being. I know her work and the value she can provide a teacher and parent on how to work closely so the child can be provided the best help to flourish in life.

She is a very focussed and dedicated coach and speaker. She connects easily with her audience because she understands them really well.

Soma Gupta

Senior Manager - Energia SOI

Rachel’s presentations are informative, engaging, and thought-provoking. It’s clear she puts a lot of thought and preparation into her talks and it shows.

We have received many positive comments from attendees about her presentation. They were particularly impressed with Rachel’s insights into Cognitive Challenges In Learning. We are confident that Rachel’s talk will have a lasting impact on the attendees’ thinking and work.

Brijesh Kumar Singh

Head of operations - Energia SOI

“The webinar offered a good insight into the program that cognitive learning offers. Using a mix of videos and verbal explanations to illustrate their main points. The enthusiasm and knowledge they have for their program was very evident.”


“I found the webinar to be quite insightful and gave me a new, positive perspective on content that I had otherwise not thought about for a while.”


“I learned about family school partnerships from a parent perspective. Thank you!! It was a very informative and interesting presentation.”


“A great insight into the parent perspective of home and school learning. A great presentation, very helpful.”


“I learned the different levels of engagement and the importance of communication.”


“It’s great to hear from both a parent perspective and a professional. I will use the strategies learned if given the opportunity.”


“I learned the possible barriers to involvement and engagement from a parent perspective.”


“I learned the importance of engaging parents and how to do informal learning through play at home as well as the importance of future learning.”


What is Energia Structure of Intellect?

Energia Structure of Intellect corrects the child’s cognitive skills deficits rather than teaching academic subjects (Memory, Problem Solving, etc). Each cognitive capacity is mapped to or linked to an academic skill; as a result, Energia Structure of Intellect training can be seen as a prelude to easier assimilation of curriculum material and development of critical life skills related to cognitive abilities. Products and programmes from Energia Structure of Intellect are made to alter how students approach the curriculum.

Your Hosts

Rachel Saliba

Rachel is Founder and Director of Practically Learning, specialising in guiding schools and families to embrace a culture of family engagement in learning so that together, they can provide the support and encouragement children need to thrive in learning and in life. Rachel is a Certified Energia SOI Cognitive Learning Specialist and Professional Learning facilitator, creating connections between parents, teachers and students as partners in learning.

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