PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Training
Content Correlates with Keystone STARS Performance Standards
STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CLASSROOM
Emotions affect how and what children learn. This workshop teaches strategies for the implementation of ‘social emotional learning’ in the classroom that leads to a culture that allows children to develop emotional intelligence competencies. This not only increases learning potential, it can be carried on into the home and beyond.
- What is EQ and why SO important
- Scientific correlation between the brain and emotions.
- Importance of Connection vs Isolation in children.
- Five parts of EQ and specific hands on activities to use in classroom.
DEVELOPING GROWTH VS FIXED MINDSET IN CHILDREN
Explore how Growth Mindset, pioneered by Dr. Carol Dweck increases motivation and a ‘love of learning’ vs a ‘fear of failure’.
- What is growth mindset and how it affects motivation and achievement in children.
- How the brain is wired that relates to overcoming a fixed mindset.
- How to shift into growth minded students with correct type of praise.
- Using the ‘Power of Yet’ to lead children to have a love of learning.
BOTH WORKSHOPS HAVE CORRESPONDING PARENTING WORKSHOPS ALSO!!
- ‘Helen’s workshop was the best Professional Development workshop we have ever had. She engaged and created interaction that made learning more relevant.’ Holly, Director of Children’s Learning Center in Norristown.
- ‘Helen’s presentation was complete and well organized. She researched and gave very complete information. She far surpassed my expectation!’ C.F.-Social worker/Family Counselor
- ‘I found Helen’s material to be very relevant. She helped us see how to apply her advice to everyday classroom situations.’ Michelle- Lil Angels Daycare
- ‘Helen was not only very knowledgeable and enthused about the topics, she was very engaging in the workshop presentation. I am excited to share my new knowledge with other faculty and the parents so we can consistently encourage the students toward living their potential.’ Learning Support Teacher from Methacton School District.