David is the Director of Behaviour Matters, a consultancy dedicated to providing training and leadership in Restorative Practices across all educational s ectors – to get the best out of what they do, by improving the way people relate to each other.
His style is engaging, humorous, and honest. David provides practical examples and uses storytelling in his training. His wide experience of school organization and management culture allow him to apply best practices to policy and processes which result in increased learning outcomes, safer schools, and improved relationships.
A recognised world leader in the development of Restorative Practices, he has trained teachers and administrators in Singapore and Australia and more recently in Japan and Brazil. David has expanded the application of RP to tackle cyber-bullying and problems arising from social networking across a diverse range of school communities. As a teacher and counsellor working in a range of international schools, David applies RP daily in his classrooms.
Ms. Kanni Krishnan
Kanni is experienced educator, she has over 20 years of service with the Ministry of Education. During her service period, she played an active role in promoting student development and was involved in organising and conducting programmes for at-risk youths and student leaders. Kanni began her career with MOE as a teacher and evolved to become a counsellor.
As a trained counsellor she has experience counselling adults and students from both primary and secondary schools. She has also conceptualised, designed and implemented programmes for at-risk, academically unmotivated students and leadership programmes for the Student Council in school and Time Out Programmes at Cluster level. Leadership Programmes included Peer Support, Peer Mediation and Project Management Skills. Other programmes include, anti–bullying, anti–smoking as well as career guidance programmes.While her main focus has been students, Kanni has also orgnaised and conducted training for schools in Sexuality Education, Student Behaviour Management, Crisis Management and Suicide Awareness. Besides teacher training, Kanni has also conducted talks and workshops for parents on understanding teenage issues and post-secondary education.
Mr. Bernard Sew
Bernard is a trained counsellor/ psychotherapist and obtained his Masters of Education in School Counselling from State University of New York – Buffalo. He is also currently a member of the American Counselling Association (US) and National Career Development Association (US).
He is a very experienced Primary School Educator who has accumulated more than 15 years of teaching and training experiences in Singapore’s public schools and private institutions. While serving as an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education, he joined the Guidance Branch as a Guidance Officer and ran a variety of counselling and guidance training programmes with schools (e.g. Leadership, Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Career Guidance, etc.).He was part of the MOE Guidance Branch team who was involved in rolling out Restorative Practices to the piloted schools. He has worked with several school leaders, teachers and students to successfully implement RP in their school settings.Bernard has a great passion in helping and supporting children with social and emotional needs through running effective trainings and intervention programmes for them.
Nathan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with many years of corporate experience. He has trained business leaders and staff in communications and managing conflicts skills. Mr. Nathan is a practitioner in Restorative Practices and is very passionate about it.
He has designed and delivered workshops and trainings in the areas of Restorative Practices, Non-Violent Communication, Circles and WhyTry programs for Singapore schools. His school based trainings have been well received by both teachers and students. He has conducted many sharing under Society of Restorative Community for Schools and leaders.
Ayuri is a very open and straight-forward person which is why students can relate well with her. She believes in letting students enjoy the journey of learning so her lessons and workshops are often fun-filled and meaningful.
Given her 9 years of experience working with children and teens of different backgrounds, she can guide students to develop their fullest potential and to acknowledge their unique talents.She has been to various primary and secondary schools to conduct different programmes and received positive feedbacks from the students. She has been doing the WhyTry training and is well sought after by schools.