Stop! Qualitative classroom management and innovative strategies to fight against early school leaving (Seville)

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To prevent early school leaving schools need to develop a systemic approach that includes
simultaneous activities on multiple levels: work with teachers and counselling service, work with parents and work with pupils. “Dropping out” is linked to the feeling of being powerless, of senselessness and
extreme lack of motivation.This course is designed to give teachers a broad overview of classroom leadership and management through an equity lens. It includes research, theories, and applications in practice, in view of creating and sustaining positive and productive learning environments for all
students. Teachers will explore their own values and beliefs, observe and reflect on other teachers’ tactics, learn about a variety of current and past methodologies of class management, and explore working with diverse students. It will help teachers develop skills to help them effectively manage the behavior problems that today's students bring to school

Based on formal, informal and non formal learning, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of problems and thoughts of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for studying, reflecting and working. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:face-to-face lessons, experiential learning,team-building and team-working, best practice case-studies, driven simulations,role-play, study visits, focus-group, daily evaluation through self ,
group assessment, etc

By the end of the course, each participant should be able to:
- to identify stress-generating situations
- to solve and reduce stress levels and develop the necessary abilities to manage emotions
- to know techniques to reduce stress by managing anger and assertive communication
- to understand the role of communication in ensuring a harmonious and constructive working environment and in
creating an efficient working team
-to strength communication skills
-to learn a variety of tools and resources to apply in the classroom to reduce early school leaving
-to acquire knowledge about how creativity, improved communication and enhanced relational skills can be effective
allies in discouraging school-leaving and favoring a more meaningful school experience.
-to develop communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills
-to learn strategies for students with fewer opportunities so as to give access them to formal and non-formal education for empowerment and inclusion in school and society
-to learn new non-formal education activities and techniques in order to better integrate of all students in the classroom
- to learn how to use coaching models in education
-to learn new non-formal education activities and techniques in order to better integrate of all students in the classroom
-to improve management and teaching competences
-to develop an effective how to prevent early school leaving strategy

The programme is designed on learning modules. The detailed agenda will be given after pre-registration.
1.Introduction: Familiarization and presentation of the trainers and the whole group. Participants expectations. Logistic aspects. THE DROPOUT PHENOMENON AS A SOCIAL PROBLEM: Characteristics and
causes of school dropout in the countries of the European Union ( participants research); School Policies and Prevention Program Strategies;Early school dropout: possible ways to prevent it-partnership with stakeholders; creating preventing
dropout startegy ( draft)
2.STRESS FACTORS and CONNECTION WITH DROPOUT PHENOMENON. Positive and negative stress. Intrinsic Motivation and Reinforce Positive Behaviours Stress Management Technique - Self-control: Avoid Stressful Situations; Expectations and Ambitions; Stress Management Technique – Reframing: Unbiased Point of View; Change your Attitude; Evaluate the Importance;Assessing personal stress levels; Personal resources to cope with stress; Techniques to prevent, reduce and combat stress.
3.COMMUNICATION STYLE- COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS Facts about effective communication with
parents;Common mistakes and hurdles in communicating with parents;Avoiding hurdles and mistakes we often make in our
communication with parents;How to correct mistakes in future communication; Techniques of active listening and
constructive feedback;Supporting parents to set goals and prepare an action plan; Empowering parents to build independence and responsibility in their children;
4.WORKING COOPERATIVELY: Creating a cooperative learning classroom; The benefits of cooperative learning ;. Dividing Your Class into Groups ; How to make cooperative learning work ; How to structure a cooperative learning activity ;
Experiencing a cooperative learning activity
5.Strategies FOR INCLUSION IN SCHOOLS through non-formal methods - The starburst of empowerment method How to spice-up inclusive education. Intra and inter group dynamics for human rights: Group inclusion, exclusion and human rights. Developing trust and self-esteem for excluded individuals. Tools for working with groups, group building activities. Team working: Tuchman’s key stages in a team's development and Belbin team role (Chocolate River); The inclusive school and the inclusive society
6.COACHING SYSTEM IN SCHOOL: Coaching principles, coaching boundaries with respect to evaluation, mentoring, and
counselling; What is coaching in teaching? Coaching versus mentoring; coaching applications;Coaching models (GROW,
SMART)demonstration;Asking questions – exercise in pairs, reflection and feedback
7.MOTIVATION: Differentiated instruction that increases student engagement. Challenges for the qualitative classroom
management. How can we improve our teaching style: - personal development plan. Motivation tools for students: ARCS
model. Planning, support and commitment. The value of failure: world coffee method
8. KEY COMPETENCIES; How to encourage students Personal values Create a welcoming learning environment- finalize the
preventing dropout startegy. Space for discussion of future cooperation and planning follow up activities. Course evaluation. Releasing of official course certifications

The course includes also 2 study visits at local schools.

Special offer: register before 1st of December and special discount of 60 eur/day/pax will be given

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New Horizons Malta
Seville, Spain

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Upcoming sessions

14.06.2024 > 21.06.2024 (Confirmed)

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