We are taking expressions of interest for a summer course for primary
school teachers in Laois from the 1st -5th July at Laois Education Centre
in Portlaoise, following our Cork course selling out.
Our DES-approved ABLE4Teachers training aims to foster well-being in the
school community, equipping teachers with the skills and insight to help them
to build responsive relationships.
Based on Ag Eisteacht’s ABLE (Adopt, Build, Listen & Empower) model,
the training helps teachers to boundary and manage conversations with parents,
colleagues and pupils, as well as providing resources to foster whole school
relational wellbeing and increase job satisfaction.
Dr Maeve Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht, said: “There are moments of
opportunity in every school day when the ability to engage sensitively and
respond appropriately helps to foster better relationships throughout the whole
“Just listening actively and showing empathy can make a difference.
“Our DES-approved ABLE4Teachers training gives teachers the framework,
tools and confidence to respond to signals of distress from parents, colleagues
and pupils using our brief intervention model. It also looks at the key
messages from research on how to manage conflict constructively in the
classroom, playground and staffroom, and resources to support this process.
Recognising that relationships are a key social determinant of health and
wellbeing, it provides insights to help teachers to empower their pupils also
to relate better.”
Custom-designed for teachers, ABLE4Teachers training shares insight into
evidence-based knowledge of the impact of family relationships, Adverse
Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Infant Mental Health and conflict on children’s
ability to engage with their educational experience.
98% of previous participants said they would recommend the course to a
The five-day course is heavily subsidised by Ag Eisteacht, and the only
cost for teachers is a €50 administration fee.