Catalogue

Student Well-being

Rates of suicide are increasing in New Zealand. Suicide can be a scary and intimidating topic for many teachers and staff who work in schools. This webinar will empower anyone who works at a school to have a much better understanding of the causes of suicide, how to help someone who is suicidal and how to refer someone to expert help when it is required.
The webinar will look at several causes of suicide including, depression, childhood trauma, failure, sleep deprivation and the contagion effect. It is based on the latest scientific research in this field, there will be new information for all attendees.

What you'll learn

Attendees will have a greater understanding of the current trends in suicide prevention.

Attendees will gain confidence and knowledge about how to identify signs of suicide and how to approach someone who is suicidal.

Attendees will know how to help someone in a bad situation.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people. There is a mixture of basic and advanced knowledge.

Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Many of the traditional signs and symptoms that we use identify mental illness are only found in adults. Often when children develop mental illness, it presents itself in behavioural problems, such as aggression, running away and acting out.

Some adults do not think that young children can develop mental illness, the latest research says that children can and there are high rates of mental illness even in young children.

Many of the traditional forms of counselling are ineffective for children, this webinar will look at other options.

What you'll learn

Understanding what is normal childhood behaviour and what are signs of mental illness.

Understanding why children display mental illness very differently than adults.

How to approach the family of a child with suspected mental illness.

Target audience

Anyone who works with primary school children, this webinar will also be helpful for those working with older students with learning or developmental disabilities. 

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

In this talk I will define play as activity that is (a) self-chosen and self-directed, (b) intrinsically motivated (done for its own sake), (c) structured by the players themselves, and (d) occurs at least partly in an imaginary world. I will describe how each of these qualities contributes to play’s educative power. Children acquire social, emotional, and intellectual skills in play that cannot be taught in the classroom.

What you'll learn

  1. Definition of play.
  2. What children learn in play.
  3. The harm of play deprivation.

Target audience

Parents, teachers, everyone concerned about children.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Learners come to life when they connect with the people they’re near and engage with material that strikes a chord with their soul. A culturally engaged classroom is where teachers can make personal connections with their students by providing them with material that is relevant and real. When learners are at the centre of discussion and thinking, creativity flows.

This workshop will provide an overarching outline of the key qualities of inclusive leaders and how pivotal diversity and inclusion has become over the years in developing strategic goals of a school as well as building competent and confident staff who can connect with students and families from all walks of life.

The teacher who knows their learner and provides a wide variety of stimulating activities to connect the learner with real life matter creates a classroom that is engaged and inclusive.

What you'll learn

  1. Understand the relevance of diversity and inclusion for schools in Aotearoa NZ
  2. Be introduced to key concepts such as cultural intelligence and unconscious bias
  3. Outline some key signature traits of inclusive leaders

Target audience

This webinar is designed for everyone in the school community – this includes the Board of Trustees, Principals, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Beginning teachers, office staff and administrators. It is beneficial for everyone connected to the school.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Video gaming is a mainstream part of youth culture and while for many kids it's an enjoyable hobby, for a small number it can develop into a serious problem or even addiction that impacts on their physical and mental health.
In this webinar, James draws on personal and clinical experience as well as the latest research to help teachers understand how and why some young people develop problems with gaming, what to look for, and what to do about it.

What you'll learn

  1. The psychological drivers behind problematic and addictive gaming and why some kids are more susceptible than others
  2. Effective approaches for talking to young people about their gaming
  3. Practical strategies for helping young people develop healthier gaming habits

Target audience

Teachers who are working with kids who use video games excessively, or in ways that interfere with other areas of their lives.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

We use the word ‘resilience’ all the time. We all want to be resilient and to build resilience in others. But what does the word ‘resilience’ actually mean?
This session will use neuroscience, biology and psychology to unpack what resilience actually looks and feels like. This way we can recognise when it exists, and also learn how to create/build it in ourselves and others.
We will also understand how our modern environment is often limiting the development of resilience. Through this recognition, we can take steps to mitigate this.
Rather than some major undertaking, building resilience is about ensuring we create multiple moments of tolerable stress, within a supportive, attuned relationship. And the exciting news is, that we are doing it, we are raising resilience every day in our environments. We just need to do it more explicitly and accurately.
The information in this session will help us all, it is for ourselves and those we support.

What you'll learn

  • What resilience ‘looks like’
  • What can impact development of resilience
  • How we build resilience in ourselves and others

Target audience

Those who have the capacity to build attuned relationships with tamariki and rangitahi, and the desire to increase resilience in them.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

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?

Target audience

Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).

Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Student Well-being

Rates of suicide are increasing in New Zealand. Suicide can be a scary and intimidating topic for many teachers and staff who work in schools. This webinar will empower anyone who works at a school to have a much better understanding of the causes of suicide, how to help someone who is suicidal and how to refer someone to expert help when it is required.
The webinar will look at several causes of suicide including, depression, childhood trauma, failure, sleep deprivation and the contagion effect. It is based on the latest scientific research in this field, there will be new information for all attendees.

What you'll learn

Attendees will have a greater understanding of the current trends in suicide prevention.

Attendees will gain confidence and knowledge about how to identify signs of suicide and how to approach someone who is suicidal.

Attendees will know how to help someone in a bad situation.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people. There is a mixture of basic and advanced knowledge.

Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Many of the traditional signs and symptoms that we use identify mental illness are only found in adults. Often when children develop mental illness, it presents itself in behavioural problems, such as aggression, running away and acting out.

Some adults do not think that young children can develop mental illness, the latest research says that children can and there are high rates of mental illness even in young children.

Many of the traditional forms of counselling are ineffective for children, this webinar will look at other options.

What you'll learn

Understanding what is normal childhood behaviour and what are signs of mental illness.

Understanding why children display mental illness very differently than adults.

How to approach the family of a child with suspected mental illness.

Target audience

Anyone who works with primary school children, this webinar will also be helpful for those working with older students with learning or developmental disabilities. 

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

In this talk I will define play as activity that is (a) self-chosen and self-directed, (b) intrinsically motivated (done for its own sake), (c) structured by the players themselves, and (d) occurs at least partly in an imaginary world. I will describe how each of these qualities contributes to play’s educative power. Children acquire social, emotional, and intellectual skills in play that cannot be taught in the classroom.

What you'll learn

  1. Definition of play.
  2. What children learn in play.
  3. The harm of play deprivation.

Target audience

Parents, teachers, everyone concerned about children.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Learners come to life when they connect with the people they’re near and engage with material that strikes a chord with their soul. A culturally engaged classroom is where teachers can make personal connections with their students by providing them with material that is relevant and real. When learners are at the centre of discussion and thinking, creativity flows.

This workshop will provide an overarching outline of the key qualities of inclusive leaders and how pivotal diversity and inclusion has become over the years in developing strategic goals of a school as well as building competent and confident staff who can connect with students and families from all walks of life.

The teacher who knows their learner and provides a wide variety of stimulating activities to connect the learner with real life matter creates a classroom that is engaged and inclusive.

What you'll learn

  1. Understand the relevance of diversity and inclusion for schools in Aotearoa NZ
  2. Be introduced to key concepts such as cultural intelligence and unconscious bias
  3. Outline some key signature traits of inclusive leaders

Target audience

This webinar is designed for everyone in the school community – this includes the Board of Trustees, Principals, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Beginning teachers, office staff and administrators. It is beneficial for everyone connected to the school.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Video gaming is a mainstream part of youth culture and while for many kids it's an enjoyable hobby, for a small number it can develop into a serious problem or even addiction that impacts on their physical and mental health.
In this webinar, James draws on personal and clinical experience as well as the latest research to help teachers understand how and why some young people develop problems with gaming, what to look for, and what to do about it.

What you'll learn

  1. The psychological drivers behind problematic and addictive gaming and why some kids are more susceptible than others
  2. Effective approaches for talking to young people about their gaming
  3. Practical strategies for helping young people develop healthier gaming habits

Target audience

Teachers who are working with kids who use video games excessively, or in ways that interfere with other areas of their lives.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

We use the word ‘resilience’ all the time. We all want to be resilient and to build resilience in others. But what does the word ‘resilience’ actually mean?
This session will use neuroscience, biology and psychology to unpack what resilience actually looks and feels like. This way we can recognise when it exists, and also learn how to create/build it in ourselves and others.
We will also understand how our modern environment is often limiting the development of resilience. Through this recognition, we can take steps to mitigate this.
Rather than some major undertaking, building resilience is about ensuring we create multiple moments of tolerable stress, within a supportive, attuned relationship. And the exciting news is, that we are doing it, we are raising resilience every day in our environments. We just need to do it more explicitly and accurately.
The information in this session will help us all, it is for ourselves and those we support.

What you'll learn

  • What resilience ‘looks like’
  • What can impact development of resilience
  • How we build resilience in ourselves and others

Target audience

Those who have the capacity to build attuned relationships with tamariki and rangitahi, and the desire to increase resilience in them.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

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?

Target audience

Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).

Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

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