Guiding Children’s Behaviour
Perhaps one of our greatest challenges as educators is how we respond to children’s behaviours. Using the strength based approach; this session will explore how educators can interact with children to support their resilience and ability to communicate positively with their peers and adults around them. You will come away with practical strategies for setting the scene for positive interactional environments and for responding to behaviours that challenge us.
Participants will have an opportunity to
- Identify purpose and intent of children’s behaviours
- Explore strategies and practices to support children and respond to children’s challenging behaviour
- Understand how to develop collaborative partnerships to support children
- Develop individual and service reflective tools
Facilitator: Nicola Sutherland
Nicola has worked in the early childhood sector for over twenty years, which includes experience in In home care, OSHC, Teacher’s aide, LDC, FDC, TAFE and University Lecturer and Primary School Teacher. She is passionate about quality practices and care for babies, children and young people – and is equally passionate about supporting and guiding educators. Currently Nicola spends her week lecturing at Deakin University and Holmesglen Institute, primary school teaching in the Dandenong Ranges and volunteering as an early childhood educator at community based centres in Melbourne.