1. Wings – Growing YourWriting Wings

(Year 4-6) (1 – 1.5 hr)

An emotional literary escapade based on the book ‘MAXIMUS’.

• Helping middle-grade children to not be alone with their feelings
• Exploring the tough stuff in their life through writing.
• Descriptive writing, journaling and conquering the unvanquished truths.

Sometimes you need a special friend to give you wings …


(Class groups – Yrs 4 to 6) (1 hr)

An interactive presentation based on the Anzac references in Maximus.

  • • Unpacking Mitch’s Anzac Project Swag
    • Anzac Respect Poetry
    • Anzac Day memories
    • Writing about heroes and symbols of Anzac
    • Some short readings from the book

I have permission from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to use the word Anzac in connection with my novel.

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(Years 3-4) (1 hour)

A new class presentation based on my picture book “The Magpie Who Wasn’t a Chicken”. Kids will learn bullyproofing skills and how to make their class bully-free

4. Don’t Press My Buttons

(Years 1-3) (1 hour)Branson web

An exploration of feelings based on the (yet to be published) book ‘Don’t Press My Buttons’.

  • Problems occur when Branson lets others press his buttons.
  • One day he discovers his BREATHE button and decides to be the boss of his feelings.
  • Explores the principles of emotional intelligence, body language and self-regulation.
  • These concepts are crafted in a fun way that children can embrace. Includes singing, writing, and button pressing.

5. Balancing the Power – PD for School Staff and Conference Speaker

(1 hour) (Parent workshop – 1.5 for parents)

  • A resilient child is a positive learner.
  • A presentation on antibullying, relationships, conflict resolution and resilience.
  • Helping schools/classes develop a culture of respect and social/emotional wellbeing.

Download Steve Heron Presentations 2019

Download Maximus Teaching Notes

Download Australian Curriculum Maximus

Please contact me for packages and author fees schedule

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