BUILDING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT- Classroom management, communication skills, effective teaching and learning (6-day)

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A positive, productive learning environment in the classroom is fundamental to students' academic, emotional and social success and progress. Teachers who establish classrooms that are supportive, caring, challenging, and academically strong build a positive learning environment. Classroom management techniques; communication skills; effective strategies for teaching and learning; discipline methods; effective routines and climate are basic components of a positive learning environment in the classroom that allows students to feel comfortable and safe; enhance their motivation and progress; and develop the sense of belonging.

This 6-day course gives participants theoretical background about how to build a positive learning environment in classroom and in school, as well as practical guidelines to integrate activities and implement programmes across the areas of curriculum and school life. Discussions, site visits and group work will enrich sharing ideas and exchange of practice between participants. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.

The cost for 6-day course is 480 euro and for 7-day course is 560 euro. It includes course fees, course material, entrance to museums and tours.

During the course, participants will:
• examine techniques for effective Classroom management
• examine routines, norms and practices that improve teaching and learning
• discover ways to develop Teacher –student relationships and communication skills with the students
• learn techniques to maximize students’ attention
• learn productive ways for time management and controlling stress and pressure
• understand and address students’ diversity during teaching
• learn ways to handle behavioral problems like indiscipline, racism and bullying
• examine the use of technology for classroom management; for sharing data & communication; for creative activities
• observe and discuss recorded teaching lessons
• visit sites, museums and monuments in Cyprus and plan activities/ programmes

After confirming registration, participants will be informed about the details of the course (arrival, daily programme). Participants will be able to introduce themselves and bring a few examples of routines and practices that they apply to their teaching.

• The importance of a positive learning environment
• A positive learning environment & Lifelong learning skills
• Activities for team building
• Classroom management
• Teaching procedures and routines
• ICT tools for sharing data & communication

• Classroom setup
• Teacher –student relationships
• Communication skills
• Activities that encourage communication
• Non-verbal communication
• Time management
• Maximizing students’ attention
• ICT tools for creative activities
• Teaching & learning outdoors
• Teaching & learning outdoors

• Visit to Limassol Old city center, Carob Mill Museum, Medieval Castle & Museum and other monuments
• Doing activities in the city center.
• Data collection for the group work

• Controlling stress
• Interactive teaching strategies
• Understanding and addressing students’ diversity
• How do we deal with classroom diversity?
• Multicultural & Intercultural education
• Intercultural activities in a multicultural classroom
• Handling indiscipline and other behavoural problems
• Activities that enhance the sense of belonging

• Dealing with racism
• Dealing with bullying
• Good practices for facing behavioural problems
• Teaching skills & teachers’ competence
• Activities in
-Limassol Archaeological museum
-Municipal Gallery
• Data collection for group work.

• School climate & policy
• Curriculum
• Dealing with parents
• Relationships with staff and administration
• Activities for Secondary Education
• Participants complete the group work, presentation of group work, review of the course, certificates.

DAY 7 (optional)
• Visit to Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics, Paphos Medieval Castle and port.


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Limassol, Cyprus

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Upcoming sessions

03.06.2023 > 08.06.2023
Register before 29.05.2023
22.07.2023 > 27.07.2023
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28.10.2023 > 02.11.2023
Register before 23.10.2023
02.12.2023 > 07.12.2023
Register before 27.11.2023

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The theme of the course was to create a positive learning environment, yet the atmosphere was very rigid. On the first and last day we did practical tasks, which was useful, but the rest of the days we listened to the theory of how to do it. I was expecting more practical tasks.

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I wanted to learn how to create a positive classroom atmosphere. There was no problem with the organization of the training, and the services provided by the school were also excellent, but my knowledge did not really expand during the course. The instructor did not provide really innovative methods and theoretical and practical information, but the knowledge he imparted was correct.

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During the course, we learned about creating a positive classroom atmosphere. We received methods and tools to put theoretical knowledge into practice, and there was an opportunity to exchange ideas about the practices of other European educational institutions.

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It was ok.

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El curso brinda una base teórica de cómo crear un entorno de aprendizaje en el aula y en la escuela, así como pautas prácticas para integrar actividades e implementar programas en todas las áreas del currículo y la vida escolar. Las discusiones, las visitas y el trabajo en grupo han enriquecido el intercambio de prácticas entre los participantes.

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