Courses

Cross Curricular

Getting Groups to Work Half day workshop with Mark Sweeney For PCTs and Teachers recently returned to the classroom and Relievers.
12 August 2020

Mark Sweeney
Using groups is one of your key tools for • managing your class • dealing with a range of difference in student needs • helping students to be self-managing However just putting students into groups does not necessarily mean that the groups will operate well and individuals will do the work expected of them...

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Cross Curricular

Managing Student Behaviour Half day workshop with Mark Sweeney For PCTs, Teachers and Relievers.
13 May 2020

Mark Sweeney
Working with student behaviour can be one of the most challenging aspects of the teacher’s job. As we get into Term 2 this ½ day workshop will give you a timely chance to take stock of where you are at with your Behaviour Management and equip you with a strategic approach so you will be confident in knowing what do in whatever situation arises....

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Leadership

Coaching - Helping others to take charge and be at their best
1 July 2020

Mark Sweeney
Coaching has rapidly become the ‘Must Have’ skill set of the modern leader. If your success depends on others being able to perform at their best then coaching is for you...

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Leadership

Dealing With The Hard Stuff What to do. What to say. How to get results.
19 June 2020

Mark Sweeney
One of the most challenging parts of leadership involves dealing with issues of people performance and behaviour If people are not where you need them to be with their behaviour or performance and you are not prepared to live with the compromise this creates then you need to be able to address these issues in a confident and highly effective manner. This highly practical workshop will equip you with the confidence, skills and tools you will need to deal with these situations...

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Leadership

Master Coaching
31 July 2020

Mark Sweeney
Taking your coaching and coaching in your school to the next level This workshop has been developed for people who currently make some use of coaching and who would like further develop and deepen their use of coaching and/or develop a ‘culture of coaching’ within their school. The workshop will focus on three areas...

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Leadership

The Leading Edge Leadership Programme - Cohort 2 starting 8 May
Starting 8 May 2020

Mark Sweeney
An innovative programme based on a highly effective leadership development model designed by Impact Education and used in schools and other organisations. If you have high expectations of yourself and your potential as an educational leader then this programme may be the best personal commitment you have ever made. The programme has strong focus on future focused leadership. It draws on current research trends which highlight the importance of a "Relational Leadership" approach in todays increasingly complex and dynamic educational environment... The programme is made up of 4 one-day modules...

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Leadership

Toolkit for My First Leadership Position!
5 June 2020

Mark Sweeney
“Stepping into a leadership role for the first time isn’t just a change of task - it’s a fundamental shift of identity.” Centre for Creative Leadership This workshop has been developed specifically for new or emerging leaders. It is an ideal opportunity for you to provide ‘a toe dip’ into leadership development for people who you see as having potential as leaders or who are taking their first steps into leadership roles...

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Learning and Teaching

Bringing Tātaiako cultural competencies alive in your kura - Palmerston North
14 May 2020

Gaye McDowell
A practical workshop adding another layer to implementing culturally responsive practices into your classrooms and school programme. The Ako Māori active teaching strategy will be used, facilitated by the utilisation of a range of teaching and learning approaches, with new engaging tools and natural resources. A sequel to the making meaning of Tātaiako cultural competenciesand Our CodeOur Standards2018 workshops and Culturally Responsive Practices to support wellbeing and learning tauira 2019 workshop. The 2018 and 2019 workshops are not a prerequisite. This workshop is to further develop your Te Ao Māori learning journey for and with your colleagues, tauira and whānau...

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Learning and Teaching

Growth Mindset – Resilience for Learning
26 May 2020

Jenny King
“When students understand the principles of Growth Mindset thinking, they can apply them when learning becomes hard, making them resilient learners who embrace challenges, rather than avoid them. This workshop explores how you can teach the fundamentals of Growth Mindset Thinking and provides practical takeaways to enable you to develop the classroom culture required to successfully build learner resilience. There will be a focus on Growth Mindset thinking in practice as individuals, teams and at an organisational level.”

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Learning and Teaching

Looking After Your Mental Health and Wellbeing
20 May 2020

Jenny King
Teaching is the most rewarding career, but is also one where we are continually giving of ourselves. This workshop explores the importance of taking care of yourself to ensure you have the energy and enthusiasm to take care of others. Simple strategies and ideas to look after yourself, save you time in classroom and to prioritise what is important will be explored during this workshop.

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Learning and Teaching

Using Flexible, Random & Mixed Ability Groupings
3 June 2020

Jenny King
The way that you group your students can have a significant impact on learning culture and the way that learners positively or negatively view themselves. This workshop will explore the pros and cons of the different types of groupings and provide practical ideas to use groupings effectively to support your students...

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Teaching and Learning

Toolkit for Collaborative Teaching Teams
17 July 2020 (school holidays)

Mark Sweeney
Are your collaborative teaching teams equipped with the tools and skills they need to be successful in a modern learning environment? Modern learning environments have the potential to create exciting opportunities for students but, as many schools are finding, their open and flexible nature demands sophisticated teacher teamwork and communication skills. Teachers bring their individual philosophies, personalities, workstyle preferences, strengths and weaknesses to their work. These need to be constructively focused into a coherent teacher-team approach if students are to thrive in these shared environments. This workshop will present a range of highly effective practical tools and strategies to ensure that teachers can be their best in these teams. It will focus on three key areas central to the team’s success...

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Toolkit for Collaborative Teaching Teams
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31 July 2020
Master Coaching
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