BEHAVIOR IS COMMUNICATION
Educators Approach Behavioral Issues Through Embodied Cognition
Teachers and educators have been experiencing new challenges as a result of evolution and changes in society. While detailed and well-tailored academic curricula help them to accomplish their mission effectively, some challenges in everyday school life are still unsolved. These include “understanding and teaching the most challenging students.” In many cases, the effort to understand behavioral issues generates frustration, excessive demand, and even helplessness.
The Only Behavior Teacher Can Control Is Their Own.
(Nancy Rappaport, Jessica Minahan, The Behavior Code, Harvard Education Press)
The goal of this hands-on workshop and professional development training is to face behavioral issues from the perspective of the teacher as an observer of herself and as an assistant to students. It is about discovering new points of view in communication and children’s needs while using the language of the body, the role of sensory perception and movement, the function of learning environments, and the influence of transitions.
The impact lies in gaining a practice-related guidance that supports educators to work step by step on understanding their own behavior in specific situations, activities, places, and incidents during everyday school life. Its implementation is focused on consciously and successfully restructuring relationships with individual students.
Furthermore, in this workshop educators will learn how to keep track of their behavioral improvement, including hidden biases and negative attention towards students through anecdotes and situation oriented exercises, games, and creative activities.
Behavior is communication. We just have to find the best way to listen.
a. 2-hour Overview Demo Workshop
b. 4-hour Intensive Starter Session
c. One-day Full Coverage PD Session
d. Two-day Full Immersion Training
I will come to your school, daycare facility, early education center, museum, library, conference, park, courtyard, or rooftop terrace.
– Sensory Perception and Imagination
– Movement and Social Emotional Learning
– Behavior, Communication, and Sensory Perception
– Outdoors Playful Learning
– Prepared Learning Environments
– Outdoor Play/Learning Spaces
– Perception and Communication
– Psychomotor Practice Targeted to Developers of Digital Products for Young Children
A one-day course is ideal for those who seek professional development opportunities at teachers’ associations or PD training organizations.
A two-day training session fits the needs of an entire school staff and would be held directly inside its school.