Do you want the inspiration to create the moments that make children sigh with happiness?
Are you looking for inspiration and best practice from different countries?
Do you yearn to hear more of the excited babble of happy children immersed in learning?
Would a host of practical ideas empower you to inspire your children and parents and leave Google behind?
This exciting and inspirational course will give you a cornucopia of practical ideas that you will be able to use the very next day to spark the joy and pleasure of learning in your pupils. You will discover how the learning environment can be the third teacher, how to harness children’s natural curiosity and imagination and, perhaps most importantly, how to build resilience in your pupils. Whilst each nationality has a slightly different approach to Early Years, this course seeks to draw on the philosophy of Reggio, Montessori, Steiner, Te Whariki, and High Scope and find a commonality to inspire your practice in your setting.
Covering both practical and sensible advice to help you to create an enriched provision for your children, this course will help you to review your current practice and plan simple actions which will make a real difference to creating the independent learners of the future.
This course is co-organised with The Educational Collaborative For International Schools Ltd.
A practical session with lots of hands-on activities which allow practitioners to explore different resources and technologies
Learning how to weave multiple learning opportunities across various learning stations.
Working with colleagues to maximise learning opportunities
Comparing the impact of context-free and objective-led learning
A brief walk through the philosophies of Reggio, Montessori, Steiner, Te Whariki, and High Scope so you can use this research to inform your provision
Identifying the commonalities between core philosophy and your provision
Exploring the role of the learning environment as the third teacher and reflecting on your own setting – does it truly reflect your philosophy?
Getting the ethos of risk-taking embedded into you and the children
Neuroplasticity at work – growing a healthy brain
What does awe sound like – and can you hear it? The role of feedback to encourage the 'WOW' moments
The Proximal Zone of Development – making it work for you
Building the benefits of the Education Endowment Fund research into Communication and Language in the Early Years
Non-verbal communication, what is its role in the development of oracy?
The subtle art of asking the right questions
Shared and sustained thinking – understanding the process and tips for making it work
Experiencing curiosity and enjoying learning – real-world strategies explored
Resilience and communication at work, not just buzzwords
Shared and sustained thinking in action – principles into practice!
Planning in the moment – how does it feel and what does it mean?
Observations: unpicking the reasons why they are central to learning and not an administrative chore
Taking hold of how many observations you make; the pros and cons of observations
Picking through the myriad of types of observations that are possible to make
Bringing it all back to the individual child ... what observations should be all about