Adolescence can be such a difficult time for both the individual going through it and those supporting them.
Understanding the neuroscience of what is going on in the brain and body during this transition won’t necessarily stop the behaviours that occur, but it will help us understand them. Through understanding, we can lessen the pressure that is put on these youth. This not only helps us maximise the development during the period, but it can improve relationships and reduce the emotional stress youth may be feeling.
This session will cover aspects such as facial recognition, perspective taking, the alteration in dopamine activity and the all-important issue of parental separation. These issues and more will be unpacked and explained.
What you'll learn
- Why is the adolescent transition necessary?
- What are some of the neurological changes that occur?
- How can we support this transition?
Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).
Do you love teaching young people but find one of the most draining parts of the job is dealing with difficult parents?
There can be everyone from the “It was never my child,” to the “My child always has to be top of the class.”
Most teachers are taught how to teach young people, but they were not taught how to manage difficult parents.
In this webinar, you will learn a number of techniques and strategies to be better able to work with difficult parents.
What you'll learn
- Understand why some parents seem difficult and troublesome.
- Learn evidence-based techniques to use so that people will listen to you.
- How to work with “lawn mower” parents (those who mow down any obstacles in their child’s path.
- What are reasonable suggestions from parents and what are unreasonable demands?
- When do you need to involve the principal or the board of trustees?
“Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.” -TKI
Knowledge is no longer power, it is what you do with that knowledge that is power. Back by popular demand, in this webinar, Toni will explore the question...How might we support our students to be critical and creative thinkers who strive to make a difference in the world? and...how might we encourage them to use their powers for good!
Toni will share practical ways to put students in the driver's seat- to have them exploring and driving
learning. We will unpack what project-based learning can look like at different year levels and explore some tried and tested tools and strategies to either dip your toes into PBL or add value to what you already do.
Alongside this, Toni will share ways you can incorporate aspects of the digital technologies curriculum into your PBL or inquiry model.
What you'll learn
An understanding of what PBL is and the thinking that sits behind it.
- Some key tools and strategies to try that will add elements of PBL to your learning programmes.
- Explicit ways to make the digital technologies curriculum come alive in PBL or inquiry.
Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to integrate PBL into teaching and learning programmes.
This webinar is aimed more at year 3 and up but there are aspects which would be integrated into a year 0-2 classroom.