Inspirational Teaching Strategies

();:/-&@ - HOW TO GET AND HOLD PEOPLE'S ATTENTION

How to get - and hold - people's attention
About this course

The greatest challenge facing a teacher is to get and then hold their pupils’ attention. Traditionally, iron discipline, backed up by corporal punishment was the standard procedure. As the profession has (thankfully) evolved, teachers have searched for new ways to attract and sustain attention. This course is an introduction to an exciting new approach, which explores how our emotions influence attention, and how emotion needs to be at the centre of the teaching process.

Course Outcomes:
  • Work out how to attract pupils’ attention
  • Find out how to hold their attention, using an understanding of emotion as the main mechanism
  • Learn how emotion is central to motivation
  • Explore how relevant your own emotions are to the process of teaching
Course Outline:
Session 1: Getting and holding attention

The six basic human emotions

Welcoming emotion into the classroom

Our fear of losing control

The power station for attention

Session 2: Motivation

Epistemology - helping pupils know what school is for

Outside help - the paramedic who explained how she uses maths and geography

How can I change the world? Children's innate altruism and how to foster it

Perceptible improvement - how motivation is linked to a sense that their knowledge and skills are developing

Session 3: Unleashing your emotions

Modelling - how children imitate you. If they're going to engage with their emotions, you'll have to engage with yours

Exploring how your emotions motivate you

The importance of fear and why it shouldn't be banished

Keeping emotion front and centre when things get dry

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

MANCHESTER
20TH MARCH

£280 + VAT BOOK NOW

LONDON WEST
27TH JUNE

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
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