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
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.
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
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.
/ 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.
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.
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
How to plan for successful field trips that provide meaningful learning
experiences and integrate different curriculum areas.
Discussion of its purpose, length and usefulness. How to set effective,
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
Understanding aspects of teaching English as a second/third language.
Strategies and activities for developing children's confidence in speaking
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.
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
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
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
Helping Students Grow
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.