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As educators, we are all constantly developing ourselves both personally and professionally, and building on our skills so we can enjoy our current and future roles.
At Grift Education, led by experienced educator and presenter Gavin Grift, we provide educators with a range of professional learning services. These programs enhance educators’ capabilities, knowledge and skills, helping them to tackle the unique challenges of education head-on so that they and their students can prosper.
So take a look at our transformational programs or check out one of Gavin’s influential books to reignite your passion and grow your career.
About The Founder
Having been part of the teaching profession for over 25 years, Gavin Grift understands the unique challenges educators face.
Gavin launched Grift Education to support teachers and leaders who are striving for excellence, or wish to improve their skills on a number of levels.
After holding numerous educational leadership positions himself, Gavin is now focused on helping other teachers and leaders to build a flourishing and fulfilling career.
A Message from Leading International Educators
Our programs have helped thousands of educators to expand their skills and build fulfilling careers.
Preparing today’s learners for an increasingly complex, interconnected yet unpredictable future will require a systemic approach to educational practices and structures. Gavin Grift is well suited to support school transformations.
His extensive experiences with curriculum, instruction, assessment, PLCs, leadership and coaching equips him to support the evolution of schools in ways that will endure.
Educational Author and International Consultant
Having made the decision to introduce Cognitive Coaching to my school, I spent some time researching courses and providers. I prefer to work with those that have been recommended by colleagues and contacts and Gavin’s name was the one that kept being mentioned. After a number of conversations about what I was trying to achieve, both with Gavin and a number of other coaching training providers, it soon became obvious that Gavin had an unrivalled knowledge of and passion for Cognitive Coaching.
My instinct proved right and the quality of the training and support provided by Gavin was first class. I don’t hesitate to recommend Gavin to any organisation looking to establish a coaching culture. With his support, you can be assured that the changes brought about will be authentic and sustainable.
Assistant Head Teacher (Teaching, Learning and Innovation)
GEMS Education, Dubai
Working as a colleague with Gavin is a wonderful opportunity. As a presenter, Gavin quickly develops a rapport with his audience; they perceive him as credible due to his rich content knowledge and experience. He is humorous and engaging while also balancing knowledge of pertinent research. He works effectively across cultural diversity and has experience in an international community.He has low ego needs, unlike many presenters, instead, focusing on learner needs. Gavin is creative and prolific. He quickly grasps concepts and is able to translate them into practical applications and make them accessible to all. He writes well for many diverse audiences. He is known as an educator and as a businessman. Gavin’s business experience is broad and deep as evidenced by his growing successes both in Australia and internationally. He enjoys challenges and challenges others to think outside the box.
Author and Former Co-Director
Thinking Collaborative, USA
Since 2011 I have had the privilege of working with Gavin Grift as a colleague. We have worked together in Australia and in the US. Gavin is an outstanding educator and a trusted colleague. I learn every time I collaborate with him. In 2014 we were co-authors on the book Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools during which we began to share ideas regularly which continues to this day. My respect for him as an educator and as a person could not be higher. He is a genuine and very skilled professional who I am honoured to call a friend and colleague.
Dr. Phil Warrick
International Author and Speaker
Gavin is an exceptionally warm, empathetic and responsive coach, presenter and facilitator. Participants in his exceptional coaching workshops have come away feeling inspired, enriched and resourceful. It is a privilege to work with Gavin: he brings a wealth of knowledge and EQ to any interaction.
Playful Schools Initiative Lead LEGO
Director Hesscairn Learning Design Studio
I have had the good fortune to know Gavin Grift both as a provider of quality professional learning and as a keynote speaker. His excellent grounding in education shines through and it is clear that he is always a teacher first. This makes him very relatable. His strategies are evidence-based examples of best practice and his methodology is underpinned by good humour and real-life scenarios.He was outstanding as our keynote for our network wide conference in 2018, meeting the needs of the 600+ crowd and generous with his time by offering concurrent sessions on the day. The principals from our 15 schools – both primary and secondary – have subsequently commissioned Gavin to facilitate his Leadership for Learning program in 2019 as a direct result of the positive impression that he made upon us all. We are excited at the prospect of continuing our journey as leaders with Gavin.
Denmark Senior High School
Gavin Grift understands what educators need! His understanding of research, and how it practically applies to the everyday needs of teachers and schools is superb. Not only does he understand the research and processes that dramatically improve student learning, he delivers that knowledge in a manner that is both informative and entertaining.
Dr. Anthony Muhammad
International Author and Renowned Expert
As an educator, author, coach and professional learning consultant, Gavin delivers a wonderful mix of evidence informed research with enormously practical application for teachers and school leaders. He brings learning to life in an adult learning environment which is relevant, engaging and always sprinkled with humour and gems to immediately incorporate into your work. As a colleague, Gavin is knowledgeable and generous with his expertise – and definitely brings a creative edge to any collaboration.
Dr Barbara Watterston
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)