This presentation explore how to help children develop emotional and social intelligence, and how to be the 'boss of their brains'.
Presented by psychologist, Karen Young
Karen has worked as a psychologist in private practice and in educational and organisational settings. She has lectured and has extensive experience in the facilitation of personal growth groups.
Karen is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand. She can often be heard on Australian radio, and is and a sought-after speaker. Recently, she published ‘Hey Warrior’, a book for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. The book has now been translated into a number of languages.
This presentation explore how to help children develop emotional and social intelligence, and how to be the 'boss of their brains'. We will cover anxiety, self-control, anger, empathy and kindness and why mindfulness, sleep and exercise are so important for developing brains.
All children need the right support to thrive, The classroom environment and even the smallest considerations can go along way to helping children with anxiety find the very best version of themselves.
The presentation is for educators and teachers who work with children through to 8 years of age. It will include practical strategies to strengthen children against anxiety in the classroom and build courage and confidence at school.
This session will include an afternoon presentation by our Walker Learning education consultant on the importance of child-initiated and self-directed play experiences, and how educators can nurture social and emotional intelligence and reduce anxiety in children through a play-based pedagogy.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards APTS –1.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1,4.2, 5.4, 6.2
EVENT TIME: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Morning Tea and Lunch are provided