Mental Illness in Primary School Children

Michael Hempseed

Description

In the wake of COVID19, we need to consider the mental health of our primary students.

Many of the traditional signs and symptoms that we use to identify mental illness are only found in adults. Often when children develop mental illness, it presents itself in behavioural problems, such as aggression, running away and acting out.

Some adults do not think that young children can develop mental illness, the latest research says that children can and there are high rates of mental illness even in young children.

Many of the traditional forms of counselling are ineffective for children, this webinar will look at other options.

What you'll learn

  • Understanding what is normal childhood behaviour and what are signs of mental illness.

  • Understanding why children display mental illness very differently than adults.

  • How to approach the family of a child with suspected mental illness.

Target audience

Anyone who works with primary school children, this webinar will also be helpful for those working with older students with learning or developmental disabilities.

Learner Agency- Making it Work For All

Bek Galloway

Description

Empowering learners with agency puts them at the centre of their own learning.  It moves them from being passive recipients of learning, towards having the skills, tools & dispositions to actively drive their own learning in a world of constant change.  Yet even though this is something we all strive for as teachers, it’s not an easy road as it requires a significant shift in both our mindset and our practice.  But it’s much easier if we have a clearer understanding of the steps we can take to increase learner agency.  Then we can choose our own starting point and know exactly what we need to do, to get to the next level with our students.  It’s also very helpful to know a range of practical tools, tips & techniques to manage increasing agency so that it works for the diverse range of learners in your space and so you can avoid some of the common problems teachers encounter throughout their agency journey.  And that’s exactly what this webinar is all about!  Highly practical with real classroom examples, you will come away with lots of ideas to try out with your learners.

What you'll learn

Attendees will learn the following:

  • What steps can I take to increase learner agency in my space?

  • Where and how can I start?

  • What practical tools, tips & techniques are there to manage it in a way that works for all my learners?

  • What can I do to avoid some common problems in the agency journey?

Target Audience

Primary Teachers, Y0-8; Primary Principals; Primary Leaders

Play Based Learning: The How Part 1

Rebeccah Bassett-Smith

Description

  • Do you want to know the key components to an effective play based learning approach?

  • Do you want to know how to cater for individual needs during play?

  • Do you want to know ways to plan, assess and report to parents on student learning?

  • Do you want to hear how we successfully implemented a pedagogy of play in our school community?

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Develop an awareness of the significance of play in student learning and achievement.

  • Explore the non-negotiables in developing a play approach.

  • Identify ways to plan for, assess and report to parents about individual achievement in a play based classroom.

  • Understand what play based learning looks like at Silverdale School.

Target audience

Anyone interested in understanding more about the pedagogy behind play based learning and how play based learning fits into the primary school

Play Based Learning: The How Part 2

Rebeccah Bassett-Smith

Description

  • Do you want to explore how to deliver an integrated curriculum with a focus on creativity and making all learning meaningful and fun?

  • Do you know what schemas and urges are?

  • Do you know what provocations and invitations to play are?

  • Do you know how to set up a play based learning environment?

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Understand what schemas and urges are and how this affects our teaching and learning programme.

  • Understand what provocations and invitations to play and how to develop them focusing on student interests and developmental needs.

  • Understand the term ' classroom environment as a third teacher' and how to make the most of your environment to promote curiosity and engagement.

Target audience

Anyone interested in understanding more about the pedagogy behind play based learning and how play based learning fits into the primary school

Working with Angry & Aggressive Young People

Michael Hempseed

Description

  • Many schools are reporting a significant increase in the number of angry and aggressive students who attend school.
    This webinar will look at some of the underlying causes of this behaviour as well as practical strategies to deescalate a tense situation.

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Be able to identify when someone is becoming agitated or distressed. (This may not be obvious until there is an explosive outburst)

  • Be able to deescalate a situation before it gets worse.

  • Learn words that aggravate a situation and words that can help to calm someone down.

  • Understand the underlying causes of aggression in young people.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people in any school school setting. There is a mixture of introductory and advanced knowledge.

Sensory Friendly classrooms for learners with Autism

Megan King

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Be able to identify what type of Autism a child may be.

  • Some strategies that you can use within the classroom for hypo and hyper learners

  • The types of tools that you can use within your toolkit to help to teach a child with sensory

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people in any school school setting. There is a mixture of introductory and advanced knowledge.

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