ABLE4Teachers

Ag Eisteacht offers two training formats for teachers- a two hour workshop, now BOOKING for 2017-2018 and an ABLE4Teachers Summer Course (Now closed for 2017)

Course Introduction

Ag Eisteacht offers two options for relational training for teachers.


2 HOUR INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
• The two hour workshop is designed to introduce participants to the knowledge base and skills required to adopt a relational approach in the school community. The workshop will include an overview of the four stage, evidence informed, brief intervention model called ABLE. The model is designed to enable teachers to recognise and use opportunities to engage with colleagues and parents especially at times of change, challenge and / or upheaval. Ag Eisteacht trainers are available to deliver this workshop in schools across Ireland & we are delighted to accept queries from principals & teachers re same.

 

Taking inquiries now RE 2017-2018 term. Contact Thérèse on 021 5005915/ 086 0423708 or via email [email protected]


SUMMER COURSE FOR TEACHERS
• Ag Eisteacht also offer a Department of Education and Skills approved summer course for teachers. These courses are now finished for 2017. Information on the ABLE4Teachers Summer Course can be found below. 

 

Course Aim

The training aims to highlight ways to build positive relationships and to create a supportive school environment. It features a recognised, evidence based intervention model, ABLE, which enables those who use it to respond sensitively and appropriately to peers, parents and others who may ‘turn to’ them for support. The programme explores a range of relational topics including, family diversity in Ireland, and the impact of family relationships on children’s health and well-being and conflict- particularly its impact on adult, child and community well-being. 

Who is the Training For?

Teachers who are interested in completing a DES approved Summer Courses during the summer months.

How will this training help me in my work as a teacher?

• Providing you with the knowledge and insights that will help you to empower your pupils to relate better both in the classroom and their wider circle

• Enhancing your ability to engage with colleagues, parents and pupils in a sensitive and appropriate manner by building relationship capability

• Raising awareness of factors that contribute to the creation of a safe and secure school environment where the concerns and contributions of parents, children and teachers are taken into account

• Highlighting the evidence base and impact of family relationships and conflict on children’s health and well-being

• Providing knowledge, insights and resources for managing conflict in the school community effectively and addressing its impact on children’s well-being

• Facilitating reflection and action on learnings from a school self-evaluation perspective

• Developing skills and tools for the advancement of SPHE, through a focus on the child’s relationship with Self, Others and the World

Benefits of Training

The training will:

• Equip you to actively foster well-being in the school community by using an evidenced based intervention model –ABLE. The model enables those who use it to respond sensitively and appropriately to peers, parents and others who may ‘turn to’ them for support

• Enhance your ability to engage with colleagues, parents and pupils in a sensitive and appropriate manner by building relational capability

• Impart knowledge and insights that will help you to empower your pupils to relate better both in the classroom and in their wider circles

• Provide the skills and tools required for the advancement of SPHE and giving opportunities to reflect on learnings from a school self-evaluation perspective

Course Evaluation

We are proud to say that in our post-course questionnaire: 100% of our 2016 course participants agreed with the statement that they would recommend the course to colleagues

Other comments included: "Most beneficial course I have done both personally and professionally. Thank you so much."

"An excellent course - personal and professional development. Could not recommend it enough."

"I thought the course was really well organised and informative. I felt at ease and everybody got the chance to speak, was listened to. I thought the group gelled well. I enjoyed the formal and informative chats. The course has made me much more aware as to how I can improve and gave me valuable skills."

Course Contact

If you would like to find out more about the training please contact Ag Eisteacht, by email [email protected] or phone 021 5005915

This is a 5 Day workshop running from 9.30am until 2pm.

  • Demonstrate the skills of the 4 stages of the ABLE model using values of time, attention and respect.

  • Describe how Beck’s Circle (the interaction of thoughts, feelings and behaviour) can be used to illustrate how teachers interact with children, parents and colleagues and increase teachers’ awareness of their own behaviour, adding to reflective practice

  • Identify and discuss life transitions and key moments when families are likely to struggle and turn for support to a trusted professional, such as a teacher

  • Add to teachers understanding of child’s developing sense of self, others and the world using attachment theory

  • Equip teachers to deal more effectively with conflict and its impact on their pupils in the school community setting using the key message from evidence based research

  • Describe the impact of conflict on adults and children and the patterns commonly observed

  • Devise lesson plans with appropriate material to address the topic of conflict in a classroom setting and promote relational capability

  • Analyse and identify the needs of their school community from a relational well-being perspective

Click relevant booking link for information on course costs. 

This summer course is approved by the Department of Education and Skills for 3 EPV days. 

• How many EPV days will I be entitled to?

You will be entitled to 3 EPV days on completion of the course. 

Click here to download info on the ABLE4Teachers Workshop 

  • Brilliant course- so well delivered and structured
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Most beneficial course I have done both personally and professionally. Thank you so much
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Would hope the staff would be open to it. We all chose to be here this week. Very well informed, huge personal reflection rather than just information about curricular areas. Loved it. Thank you
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Excellent content! The facilitators have done a fantastic job at delivering the course. I felt that they listened to my opinions and made me feel valued. Thanks!
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • Really excellent. Thank you!
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • Brilliant course, very insightful. Really enjoyed it. Course delivery was excellent! Thank you very much!
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • It was fantastic. 2 very experienced and capable tutors
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I have felt safe and respected at all times during all discussions. Well done to Una and Declan for facilitating such a great course so effectively
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • Would recommend to some colleagues. I really enjoyed it and found it really clarified positive listening/coaching skills for me
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Very beneficial for mental health of all.
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Well done, really enjoyed the course and feel it will help me personally and professionally
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • I really enjoyed my week. It was very interesting, informative and relaxing. Una and Declan were so nice and friendly; they made us feel welcome from Day 1. Thank you
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • Excellent - well worth the time spent this week
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Would recommend to some colleagues. I really enjoyed it and found it really clarified positive listening/coaching skills for me
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • I thought the course was really well organised and informative. I felt at ease and everybody got the chance to speak & was listened to. I thought the group gelled well. I enjoyed the formal and informative chats. The course has made me much more aware as to how I can improve and gave me valuable skills . Thanks a million Declan and Una and very well done
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • Better suited to summer course I think. An excellent course - personal and professional development. Could not recommend it enough
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork
  • Very enjoyable, realistic, the pace was ideal and there was no judgement!
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • Came with very few expectations but found course personally helpful. Thank you
    – Primary School Teacher, Laois
  • I really enjoyed it! Thank you!
    – Primary School Teacher, Cork

Commissioned Initiatives

We are happy to tailor our ABLE model to meet your team's specific training needs. If you would like to discuss the various options available for commissioning training, please call Thérèse on 021 5005915 or email [email protected] 

Contact Us

Ag Eisteacht, 2nd Floor, 24 South Bank,
Crosses Green, Cork.
Email: [email protected]

From inside Ireland: 021 5005915

From outside Ireland: +353 215005915

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