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We are offering a series of short, Zoom-based training sessions for 2024.
Open to all AT teachers and final semester students. Numbers of attendees will be limited, but all sessions will be recorded and available later.
As we continue with our work with children and young adults, occasionally new material interests us. When it also proves to be relevant to our work we like to share it during our training courses. This can mean that teachers from previous DS courses miss out on this information. Our idea is to run occasional on-going training sessions over Zoom to introduce these ideas to less recent graduates and to explore them in more depth with everyone. One example would be Sue's exploration of emotional intelligence and the follow-up presentation and exploration about how recent theories and neuroscience teachings relate to some of our understanding of AT principles. There is also no reason why these sessions could not be open to anyone who is interested, not just teachers who have trained with us.
There will be a small charge for these sessions. The sessions will be recorded and available to view afterwards. If you are unable to attend a session you will be able to view the recording for a small fee - see below.
Join Judith and Sue for an exploration of emotional intelligence. This is an area that is very significant when working with children and young people. Learning about emotional intelligence helps our understanding of what is happening in a lesson with our pupils and, most importantly, with ourselves.
Some understanding, or even consideration of emotional intelligence can be a big help in understanding certain situations. For example: why someone is behaving in a way that we find challenging and why it might be that we find this behaviour challenging anyway.
We will look at questions such as:
What are emotions?
What purpose do they serve?
What is emotional intelligence?
Can it be cultivated and if so, how?
We intend this to be a stimulating and fun workshop with space for you to raise questions and to share your experiences.
As usual spaces are limited, book early to avoid disappointment!
DATE: March 24th 2024
TIME: 6.00pm to 7.30pm (UK time zone)
COST: £10 or €14 Developing Self Graduates
£15 or €19 All other AT teachers
We will have a limit on participant numbers and so it will be essential to book. We will record the session and make it available afterwards to participants. Anyone else will be able to view the recording for a small charge.
To book your place kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send you the information you need to pay via bank transfer, with options to pay in GBP or EUR. We will give you full details of how to join the meeting once your payment has cleared.
THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED. However, often people drop out. If you would like to join the waiting list please get in touch.
Based on the conversations that emerged during a recent Zoom meeting for DS graduates, we all agreed that the best topic for the first of these on-going trainings would be to look at some very practical ways of dealing with the real-world management of children and young people in a teaching situation.
Our regular AT training courses do not usually prepare us for the special challenges that, say, a group of rowdy 5 year olds, or very bored and disengaged teenagers present us with! Such situations are certainly challenging in the moment, but can also bring up our own stuff and maybe even present us with some challenging questions about ourselves. All of which is also very relevant to any discussion about emotional intelligence! We therefore feel that starting by looking at any specific examples of crowd-management or other challenges that you bring to the meeting, would be a nice, practical way of laying the ground-work for looking more deeply into emotional intelligence etc. in the future. Plus it would hopefully be helpful and supportive of your work right now.
COST: £3.50 Developing Self Graduates
£5.50 All other AT teachers and students
To watch the video* and have access to the accompanying handout kindly email email@example.com.
We will send you a link to pay via PayPal and give you full details of how to access the video.
*IMPORTANT: To access the video recording you will need to create an account on the Developing Self website. We will give you the details of how to do that when we receive your payment.