Playtime and Downtime for Teachers and Students: the Psychology of Time to Feel Good and do Good! - Barcelona
Available in: Prague, Florence, Barcelona, Cefalù
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Cultural activities: The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location; check the location webpage to discover more.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is only about off-line games!
This course takes inspiration from observations, discussions, and polls that have been conducted throughout our teacher training courses in the last three years with teachers from all around Europe and beyond. When asked, most teachers show small satisfaction with playtime and downtime, both in the quality and the quantity.
Playtime is the time we spend in new activities where we can experiment with a new part of ourselves, empower cognitive and social skills, and have fun. Downtime is the time we use to do “nothing” …. Or better said, to actually recharge our batteries and to be ready for upcoming challenges and tasks!
Playtime and downtime can offer a sense of engagement and pleasure, therefore allowing people to feel spontaneous and energetic, and empower their problem-solving and resilience skills. Also, providing our minds with these time dimensions can speed up learning and enhance productivity, cooperation, and job satisfaction.
School-life balance is not a utopia if we put our body, heart, and mind into something that is natural for small children and slowly abandoned as we grow up: having fun and some rest, reconnecting with our spontaneous inner child that is still available and ready to play and rest if we only give them a chance.
The course is dedicated to teachers, school staff, and school managers who work with students of all ages since play and downtime are accessible at any age.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
Course categories: Arts and Wellbeing and Creativity and Soft Skills
Arts and Wellbeing: By practicing innovative techniques that involve art, psychology, and therapy, the participants in our courses of arts and wellbeing will develop their skills in self-expression and stress management. Thanks to creative activities, mindfulness and yoga, educators will learn how to be more relaxed at school and how to promote alternative forms of communication with their students.)
Creativity and Soft Skills: By fostering critical thinking and communicative abilities, an educator can develop better relationships with students, colleagues, and students’ parents, thus obtaining higher learning outcomes. If you want to expand both your creative thinking and storytelling skills, you should check out our Creativity and Soft Skills courses. They can help you design stimulating activities which aim to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among your students.
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