** NEW ** for 2020. Walker Learning Overview, including presentation by Guest Speaker, Karen Young. Child Psychologist and Author of the website, Hey Sigmund and the children's book, Hey Warrior
with Guest Speaker - Karen Young. Child Psychologist and Author of the website Hey Sigmund and the children's book, Hey Warrior
The Morning Session: Walker Learning Overview
This session is an introductory presentation for primary teachers and leaders wanting to optimise children’s learning through a play based pedagogy. It explores key elements of Walker Learning in the early years of school (ages 5 - 8) including:
Included is video footage and photos of key elements of the Play Based Learning pedagogy in F to Year 2, from classrooms across Australia.
The Afternoon Session: Nurturing Emotional Intelligence and Reducing Anxiety in Children through a Play-based Pedagogy
Presented by Karen Young,this presentation will explore how to help children develop emotional and social intelligence, and how to be the 'boss of their brains'. We will cover:
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.
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.
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.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards: APTS –1.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1,4.2, 5.4, 6.2
Lunch and Morning Tea provided
Start & Finish times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Bookings will fill quickly, please register now.