A workshop for teachers and parents – PD certificates available. What is 'social and emotional literacy'? Why teach it and how might it look and feel? An evening to showcase 'What's the Buzz?' as one way to teach the skills that make us human.
Here in Australia there's a wind of change. The Australian curriculum has traditionally been packed with teaching what we call the 'hard skills' to students; reading, writing, mathematics, science, digital technology, and so on. Suddenly, a new capability has emerged under the banner of 'soft skills' - our ability to organise our lives, to recognise and manage our own emotions, and the emotions of others. Today we know the 'soft skills' are at least as important as the 'hard skills'. And, we also know it's ill-conceived to pit the two against each other. Here's a session on how to teach the 'soft skills' to students of all ages, at home AND at school.
A totally interactive 90-minute session that offers a practical glimpse into the essence of this unique 'social and emotional literacy programs now in more than 130 countries. Collective research confirms that children who have healthy relationships, and educators who know how to orchestrate them, offer the protective factors of happiness and wellbeing. This session explores 'social and emotional literacy,' or 'emotional intelligence' - our ability to organise our lives, to grow self-awareness, to recognise and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others, and to display empathy, and are expected to be taught to all students at all ages.