Friday, September 20th • Brattleboro, VT •Retreat Farm Community Room • 45 Farmhouse Square
Join this interactive workshop and fill your teaching or group facilitation toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to engage and connect, create a positive and supportive learning community, and maximize social-emotional learning, training, group development, and academic outcomes.
We will explore:
- Experiential, brain-based methods to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually
- Strategies for increasing buy-in and ownership
- Interactive activities to build community while enlivening 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, and promoting equity and inclusion
- Compelling 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.