In these uncertain times, it’s even more important for teachers to ensure every interaction with our students is positive. Every time a student comes to us with an issue is a test. If we pass that test, trust builds. If we don’t, students will disengage from us and from all classroom activities.
To create a safe and supportive learning environment, teachers must know how to spot when students are asking for our help – and make sure we respond in the best way possible.
When we realise students have an issue (big or small), many of us inadvertently miss the opportunity to be truly supportive of their needs. Our intentions are good, yet sometimes we fail to spot that students are asking for help – and the moment passes.
In this insightful course, Dr Allen offers a framework and strategies to help you avoid falling into these traps. You'll learn how to recognise when you need to have a deeper conversation and understand how to have more emotionally intelligent, compassionate, and helpful interactions with your students, supporting participation and engagement in the classroom.
Teachers and principals seeking a proven framework for having meaningful and truly empathetic conversations when students and colleagues present with an issue.
4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation: Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities