The Group First! Practical Excercises for Collaboration and Team-Building - Athens
Available in: Amsterdam, Florence, Athens, Prague, Curaçao
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Although educators should focus on helping each learner grow individually, teaching usually addresses the classroom before the single students. Thus, the capacity to promote group cohesion comes first, and is the initial objective that every teacher should immediately aim to realize in the classroom.
In this course, participants will practice and learn dynamical exercises to build a feeling of belonging towards their classroom community.
The practices will engage the participants, and after the course, their pupils, by actively involving the body, as well as the mind, and by exploiting the physical space of the classroom, rather than forcing students to sit in one place.
Hence, it is recommended for participants to show up in comfortable clothing, ready to move and use their body!
The exercises will focus on concetration, activation, and sharing feelings and thoughts. They will allow teachers to develop empathy and active listening among the students, and to promote integration, cooperation, respect for common rules in the classroom, as well as conflict prevention and resolution.
The practices will be proposed when teachers can make the most out of them, depending on the time of the year, i.e., winter-time indoor activities for the first week of the year, outdoor activities for the spring, and summer activities for the end of the school year. Did someone say school Olympics!?
Participants will be encouraged to identify the activities that they prefer, and to employ them when it is most suitable for their teaching (e.g., at the start or end of any lesson, during breaks or outdoor experiences, such as excursions and school trips, or during PE).
By the end of the course, participants will know how to use these activities in their classroom to make it a more comfortable environment for the personal and social growth of their pupils. They will acquire new effective tools to strengthen interpersonal relations within the classroom.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
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