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Training Courses for Teachers for 2019/2020 School Year

At Ag Eisteacht, located in Cork, we are offering a suite of training courses for teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. We will be offering 6 different 2 hour sessions which aim to help in fostering well-being in the school community.

These 2 hour sessions are an introduction to our ABLE4Teachers Summer Courses which are run in various locations across the country and facilitated by 1 of our licensed trainers. The session will cost €200 and will be held on the school grounds, where possible. The 6 sessions include:

Session 1 – Building rapport and listening actively to parents and colleagues

Aim: Explore value of the ABLE (brief intervention) Model, in building relationships in the school community

Learning Outcomes

 At the end of this session participants will have

  • An understanding of the role of relationships and their contribution to well being
  • An insight into the value and impact of active listening
  • Knowledge and insight into times of change
  • Used Beck’s Circle to make connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors

Session 2 – Managing conflict in the school community

Aim: To equip teachers with knowledge and skills for managing conflict in the school community.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session teachers will have:

  • Developed skills to manage conflict more effectively
  • Gained insight into Transactional Analysis Theory

Session 3 – Conflict at home – how does it affects children in school?

Aim: To provide knowledge and insights on the effects of inter-parental/guardian conflict on children within the school community.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session teachers will:

  • Understand the spectrum of conflict from constructive to destructive
  • Key messages from evidence of the impact of inter-parental conflict on children
  • Identify moderating factors and the role of modelling behavior

Session 4 – Building resilience – putting on ones’ own oxygen mask first! 

Aim: Identify and build one’s own ability to self-care and build resilience

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session teachers will:

  • Understand the value of good quality relationships to well being
  • Have insight into the value and impact of active listening using ABLE
  • Additional resources for self-care and building resilience

Session 5 – ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’

Aim: Highlight the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and promote a school wide approach to ACEs

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session teachers will:

  • Understand the impacts of ACEs on child development
  • Have an insight into the types and prevalence of ACEs
  • Adopt a more compassionate and reflective approach of ‘What happened to you’ rather than ‘What is wrong with you’

Session 6 – The Brain Architecture Game

Aim: Build understanding of the powerful  role of experiences on early brain development

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand that the architecture of the brain is built starting in the earliest years of life, and that experiences shape the structure for better or worse
  • The hands on experience helps people to see and feel the implications of the science of early brain development
  • The shared concepts and vocabulary help people focus on shared, civic responsibility for creating the environments in which young children develop

To express your interest in any of these sessions or if you would like to find out more information about how we can tailor a teacher training course for your school, please fill out your details below, call us on (021) 4536556 or contact [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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