Information For Teachers, Educationalists & other professionals
The aim of this page is to provide teachers and other professionals with links to other sites full of valuable information in building the social and emotional competencies of students in the classroom and other settings and understanding children and young people's behaviour. Discover professional development options in order to broaden your management skills and strategies.
Interestingly research indicates that in a classroom setting it is often the more common lower level disruptive behaviours that can be more time consuming and frustrating for adults to manage. Behaviours and attitudes of staff impact upon behaviours and attitudes of those in their care and vice versa.
Useful Links for Teachers
Sir Ken Robinson -Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business.
Geoffrey Canada - In his 20-plus years with Harlem Children's Zone, Inc., Geoffrey Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform.
Rita Pierson - this is a link to an inspiring talk about the importance of relationships in the education setting.
Magda Gerber - Magda Gerber was a passionate advocate for both infants and parents. Her goal was to make parenting easier and more enjoyable, while revolutionizing the way infants and toddlers are seen and cared for.
Dr Emmi Pikler - The principles of Dr. Emmi Pikle's approach to raising healthy babies: This approach is based on renowned Hungarian paediatrician Emmi Pikler's research into gross motor development and emphasizes treating babies with respect, i.e. telling them what you are going to do before you do it encouraging them to participate in their own care and supporting them to solve their own problems.
Gordon Neufeld -Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change.
Theorists Behind the Theory
Websites for Inspirational Ideas
Bugs Birds and Boots
National Institute for Play
Let the Children Play
Sunhats and Wellie Boots
The Green School
Other Useful Links
The Incredible Years Program
Fostering Emotional Literacy