Teaching Skills Seminars
Teaching Methods and Learning
A look at various teaching methods available and how to best use them
to give practical input and ideas of how to cater effectively to the
variety of learning styles found within a class. Explores different
theories of learning. Examines characteristics of visual, auditory and
kinaesthetic learners and how this variety should influence teaching
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of students.
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
Developing a Healthy Self
This session enables teachers to help students build a healthy self
esteem and self confidence. Equips teachers to support students and
to recognise symptoms of low-self esteem.
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
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.