This 2 weeks Erasmus+ course has been created for teachers who want to foster a more lively environment to encourage interest in learning as well as to understand group dynamics and how they affect the classroom.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn 'by doing' through a range of activities and experiences aimed toward promoting higher student self-esteem, increased student involvement and greater cohesion among teachers, students and their families. In addition to this, participants will learn about the various types of conflict and how to use them as an opportunity for growth. Through hands-on, practical activities they will increase their own ability to model and encourage active listening, empathy and emotional literacy among today's students - and tomorrow's active citizens.
By the end of the course, teachers will have acquired greater knowledge about how creativity, improved communication and enhanced relational skills can be effective allies in discouraging school-leaving, favouring a more meaningful school experience and combating the early signs of teacher burn-out. They will also enjoy a greater awareness of their students' emotional needs and behaviour and will have the skills to promote a more positive, collaborative climate in school – for teachers and students.
Two Florence guided tours and 1 full day Tuscan cultural excursion (usually on the first Saturday) will also be part of the programme.
*The detailed course content will be agreed upon before each session according to the needs and requests of the participants.
MONDAY - Lesson and activities regarding motives of early school-leaving, scholastic apathy and its consequences, importance of school-student-family alliance and a school environment that promotes self-esteem – in all.
TUESDAY - How to keep motivation high. Positive and clear communication, active listening, group cohesion. Ideas for student-led activities, conflict management, supportive learning. Practical activities, role play and discussion.
WEDNESDAY - Creative and Dynamic Learning - Thinking Outside the Box – how new perspectives can promote academic motivation, trust and a refreshed sense of purpose. Body & Mind learning, alternative forms of expression, emotional intelligence. Practical group activities and discussion.
THURSDAY - Mentoring, Scholastic Safety Nets and understanding how the group – of teachers, of students and of families – can be an effective resource in creating a positive school environment.
FRIDAY - Simulation of lessons by course members, using skills and strategies acquired during the week. Round up of abilities and competencies acquired. Class discussion of personal cases and brainstorming of possible strategies.
SATURDAY: 1-day Excursion
MONDAY - Lesson and discussion about group dynamics, positive and negative outcomes of conflict, aggressive behavior, bullying and various 'roles' played by group members. Hand-on activities to promote awareness.
TUESDAY - Lesson and experiences regarding classroom cohesion, importance of forming a 'team'. Conflict as an opportunity for growth. Practical activities using course members as a model for understanding group dynamics.
WEDNESDAY - Lesson and activities about empathy, active listening and reformulation as powerful tools in diffusing conflict and strengthening relationships. Practical activities and role play.
THURSDAY - Lesson about strategies such as peer mediation, circle time activities, class diary, etc. and how to use them effectively in the classroom. Practical and experiential activities.
FRIDAY - Simulation of lessons by course members using tools and abilities for creating an emotionally caring environment. Group discussion of particular issues course members face, round up of week's activities and conclusions. Closing ceremony and certificates.
Free time activities offered to all our courses in Florence include: 2 City Guided Tours of Florence and a 1 day Tuscan Excursion (usually on Saturday). Other free time (optional) activities include: 1 Meeting about ERASMUS+ opportunities for schools, teachers and learners (those meetings have produced several EUROPEAN LLP and ERASMUS+ Partnerships among schools in the last 10 years).
Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:
cycling *, mountain biking *, tennis *, tango milonga *
art and craft workshops, bicycle tours *, boat cruises *, city tour/walk, cooking lessons *, country walk/trekking, guided city tours, guided museum tours *, guided walks, joga, museum visits *, orientation tour, walking tour, hiking tours
Pisa *, Chianti *, Venice *, Cinque Terre *, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo *, Medici Villas *
* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne