Seminars and Workshops for the Primary level

Our team currently offers the following seminars:

 

Teaching Skills Seminars

Teaching Methods & Learning Styles Explores different theories of learning, examining the characteristics of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners and how this variety should influence teaching styles in the pre-primary classroom. Gives practical ideas of how to adjust teaching methods to cater effectively to the different learning styles of students.

Using Group Work
Effective group work develops social, emotional, language and cognitive skills, uses resources well and encourages cooperative learning. How to plan for and organise group work.

Healthy School Discipline
A positive approach. How to prevent problems before they occur and how to cope if they still happen. Theory and practical advice relevant to your situation.

Communication Skills
What is really being communicated as we teach? Does our communication style and method bring about effective learning? How to best communicate using voice, posture, visual aids and enthusiasm. Practical ideas at how to improve teaching skills through positive communication.

Differentiation
Practical ideas to help you cater for the differing levels of ability within your class, especially the gifted children and children with learning difficulties. How to enable each child to experience success and achievement.

Assessment and Recording
Why do we assess children's work? How to develop continual assessment methods that assess the individual child and informs teachers and parents of their child's progress. A look at summative and formative assessment. Practical ideas for various methods of assessment, examples of recording and presentation of findings.

Effective Planning - long, medium, short term
How to plan and organise your teaching, ensuring that the portion is covered whilst considering the concentration span of the child and incorporating a variety of teaching methods. Organising your time to the best effect. Covers continuation and progression, subject and lesson plans, topic and subject teaching.

 

Practical Activities / Visual Aids
How to develop, make and use practical activities and teaching aids effectively, to enhance children's learning and to provide practical learning experiences. General suggestions and techniques that can be applied across subjects and settings.

Classroom Organisation and Displays
How to create a stimulating, informative and interactive environment using bulletin boards, displays and children's work. Arranging your classrooms to make the most of space and facilities.

Importance of Play for Young Children
Play is an integral part of children's learning. Provides input on the importance of play as well as practical ideas, class management and teaching tips.

Planning Field trips
How to plan for successful field trips that provide meaningful learning experiences and integrate different curriculum areas.

Homework
Discussion of its purpose, length and usefulness. How to set effective, purposeful homework.

Topic Approach
How to plan for an integrated topic approach that links different subject areas, making learning more relevant and interesting for the child. Introduces topic web planning which can be applied to the curriculum being used.

Developing Spoken English
Understanding aspects of teaching English as a second/third language. Strategies and activities for developing children's confidence in speaking English.

 

Curriculum Subject Seminars
exploring practical approaches to teaching:

Language & Literacy in the primary years
Mathematics in the primary years
General Knowledge and Environmental Science
    (EVS)
Science in the primary years
Approaches to Value Education
Using Drama in the classroom
Music skills in the classroom
Classroom based Physical Education
Art and Craft
Assemblies

 

Educational Psychology and Student Welfare Seminars

Role of a Teacher
Highlights the importance of a teacher, the effects of a teacher's personality, attitudes and beliefs on the children. Explores issues such as motivation, work ethics, standards and expectations.

Child Development
An important seminar on a crucial topic. To enable teachers to understand the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of a child in order to aid effective planning and teaching.

Student Welfare and Personal Development
Examines various needs of students and how every teacher can actively seek to understand students and be involved in their care. Helps develop listening skills, an awareness of signs of distress in children/students and approaches to personal development of students.

Special Needs
An overview of special needs, looking at gifted children, those with learning difficulties, disruptive children and disadvantaged children. How to cater more effectively for each child's needs.

 

 

Understanding and Tackling issues of Bullying
Explores the root causes of bullying and its effect in students' lives (considering both the bully and victim). Examines approaches for dealing with bullying and changing situations.

Preparing for Examinations
Understanding examination stress and appropriate ways to help and support students. Explores goal-setting and the use of realistic targets. Healthy ways of preparing for examinations as well as preparing for the results.

Helping Students Grow through Change
Views change as a process with positive and negative effects. Equips teachers and parents how to make students aware of the changes they go through in their growing up years. Explores strategies to support students as they cope with change.

Most seminars are a half or full day. We also offer training agreements, conducting several trainings at your school over a set period of time.Please contact us for details. See costs for information concerning training fees.

Teaching Skills Seminars

Curriculum Subject Seminars

Education Psychology Seminars

and Student Welfare Seminars

Training of Pre-Primary Education at DE
Training of Primary Education at DE
Training of Secondary Education at DE
Training of Whole School Education at DE