2.1 RESILIENCE | 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
…along with expert ways to boost your own resilience
Teachers will leave the session knowing the latest, most proven, most effective ways to help students be more resilient.
9 Ways to a Resilient Child is based on Dr Justin Coulson’s best-selling book of the same name. This presentation explains the factors that help and hinder resilience. It uncovers why common advice such as “toughen up Princess” just doesn’t work, and how competition and praise may undermine resilience.
Teachers will learn the psychological secrets that build capacity to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever. They’ll discover the importance of a powerful sense of identity, strengths, and growth mindset – plus how this can influence their own resilience, and that of the students they work with.
2.2 EMOTIONS | EQ: THE SECRET TO TEACHING SUCCESS
How to work with emotions, not against them
Give your staff emotionally intelligent strategies for getting the best from themselves and those around them.
Emotions matter more than we realise. They impact motivation, the decisions we make, and even the performance appraisals and grades we give.
Yet emotions are often misunderstood, especially in the classroom. When emotions surface with colleagues or students, they are all-too-often ignored, or worse, shut down.
Research shows that raising our EQ – our emotional intelligence – can have an instant impact on relationships, behaviours, achievement and Wellbeing.
It can also transform behaviour management in the classroom – an ongoing and draining issue for every teacher.
This presentation shares, the four key aspects of emotional intelligence, with plenty of time to practice the formula, how to respond to bullies with emotional intelligence: in ways that actually change behaviour and how to manage others without resorting to yelling, threats, and bribes.
2.3 INSIDE THE MIND | THE ANXIETY RESPONSE
How to help students with anxiety – and reduce your own
Equip your teachers to respond effectively to students’ anxiety.
Our kids are suffering from anxiety in record numbers. About one in seven primary school kids experience mental ill-health. It’s one in four adolescents.
Educators are unfairly expected to respond to anxiety in students – without being trained in how to do this effectively.
This presentation is designed as a follow-on to ‘EQ: The Secret to Teaching Success’ session. It helps educators identify what anxiety looks like, and provides simple strategies that are empirically and clinically proven, but don’t require a PhD in psychology to implement.