How to Approach Children’s Challenging Behavior 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” Adults “Can Control Is Their Own.”

(Paraphrasing from: Nancy Rappaport, Jessica Minahan, The Behavior Code, Harvard Education Press)

The goal of this hands-on training program is to face behavioral issues from the perspective of the adult (educator, teacher, parent) as an observer of herself or himself and as an assistant to students – or children. 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.

Behavior is communication – We just have to find the best way to listen

The impact lies in gaining a practice-related guidance that supports adults to work step by step on understanding their own behavior in specific situations, activities, places, and incidents during every day (school) life. Its implementation is focused on consciously and successfully restructuring relationships with individual students.

Read my Edutopia article: Responding to Disruptive Students

Furthermore, in this workshop participants 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.

a. 2-hour Overview Starter Session
b. 4-hour Intensive Coverage Session
c. One-day Full Immersion Training

Nationwide Service:
I will come to your school, daycare facility, early education center, museum, library, foundation, conference, park, courtyard, or rooftop terrace.

This program is for:

Daycare Center and Preschool Educators

Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers

Youth Librarians and Museum Informal Educators

Parent Associations and Family Centers

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