"Relatedness" involves connectivity, authenticity, trust, respect, compassion and nurture. For those of you who are struggling to connect in a real way with your students this course is for you. Too many teachers jump straight into curriculum worried that this is all that matters, and that time is of the essence. Wrong! What matters is WHO your students are, HOW you work with your students and WHY you are doing this in the first place. This course will look at workable and straight forward ways to connect with all of your students. It is essential that your students feel a sense of belonging in your classroom; that the "magic" of your classes continually lures them back and makes them want to learn and to interact with their peers and yourself.

My vast experience in several learning contexts from early childhood to high school and beyond has allowed me to become a successful practitioner- and one who not only can connect with and learn about my students but to enable them to have fun and success whilst being comfortable and interactive in the learning and magic of my classroom. How wonderful would it be to look forward to going to work every day? Join my course and discover how this can happen...

Audience

Any teacher or leader who needs to understand how connectivity and relatedness works so that relationships and in turn, learning outcomes can improve.

 

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students: Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning.

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities: Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

1.3.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds: Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.

Leanne Theodos

As the Director of KLC I ran many professional development sessions over many years. My CV highlights some of these specifically. I worked for a period with Pat Edgar Consultancy/Education and presented seminars in Cairns and Brisbane on several topics to primary and high school teachers. I was also a lecturer at Bond University and my students were often mature age professionals going through a life change and opting for education so that was more like professional development than lecturing. I was a lecturer at The Mt Prison in Bovingdon in the UK- where I lectured in personal development and negotiation skills, which was sort of ironic they would tell me but we had fun! I also presented academic papers in Florence, Italy on behalf of academics at Griffith University to international academics.