Hosted by the New England League of Middle Schools
Join this interactive workshop and fill your teaching and group facilitation toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to engage and connect learners, create a positive and supportive learning community, and maximize social-emotional learning and academic outcomes.
We will explore:
- Experiential, brain-based methods to actively engage students physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually
- Strategies for increasing buy-in and ownership of learning
- Interactive activities to build community while enlivening academic lessons and differentiating instruction
- Ways to cultivate social and emotional skills such as communication, social problem-solving, relationship skills, collaboration, self-regulation, decision-making, self-awareness, emotional expression, conflict resolution and reflection
- Techniques for developing responsive and nurturing relationships teacher to student and peer to peer
- Novel and dynamic techniques to teach review, review and reinforce both academic content and social and emotional learning that help learners apply material in meaningful, relevant ways
- New research from the field of educational neuroscience and its impact on learning, teaching, and social-emotional skills development
- Reflective tools to help learners find meaning, increase depth of understanding, and application to future learning
These activities can be facilitated in any size space with simple materials. They can be adapted to varying ages, settings, and abilities. Participants will take away strategies that will help them build a positive environment for learning, develop social-emotional skills, actively engage learners, and promote a positive culture in their group sessions, school or workplace.
Workshop tuition includes lunch and a copy of Jen Stanchfield’s book Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Engage, Motivate, Build Community and Create Lasting Lessons.
To Register visit the New England League of Middle Schools: http://www.nelms.org/pages/conferences/inspired_educator_1-19.html