The Stress-proof Classroom: a restorative approach to classroom management

The Stress-proof Classroom: a restorative approach to classroom management

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$150 – $200

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University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive

Sippy Downs, QLD 4556


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This course empowers teachers to understand the role stress plays in designing effective and positive teaching and learning experiences.

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This course is delivered face-to-face. 

Commencing Saturday 8 October, 2022, the course supports teachers to adjust their class management strategies to meet the varying needs of students regardless of background or ability, by demonstrating that in order to have safe, positive and productive learning environments, self regulation on the part of both teachers and students is a precursor to successful academic outcomes. The practical tools gained by learning about the neurocardiology behind ‘high coherence’, combined with the Restorative approach to classroom management, will equip teachers with the skills to adjust programs and approaches for a safe and supportive learning environment.

In the stress-proof classroom, an explicit set of expectations and carefully structured restorative processes and responses to discipline issues allow for the management of challenging behaviour and for full engagement by students to deal with problems when they arise.

The Stress-proof Classroom short course aligns with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas and descriptors 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4. A USC Certificate of Participation worth 7 hours of professional development will be issued on completion of the course.

When: Saturday 8 October 8.30am registration for 9am start, concluding at 4.30pm

What to bring: notebook, pen and water bottle. If you have strict dietary requirements, please bring your own refreshments.

Refreshments: Light refreshments are provided, including lunch on Saturday. Some gluten-free options will be available but for strict dietary requirements, please bring your own snacks.

Presenter: Dr Shelley Davidow is a lecturer in the School of Education at USC and is an award-winning international author of 45 books, including the highly acclaimed Raising Stress-Proof Kids (Exisle Publishing, Australia, 2014, Familius Books USA 2015, published simultaneously in Poland and Vietnam, 2015). She is an educator, presenter and researcher, a trained facilitator in Restorative Practice and a Heartmath Coach and Mentor.

Drawing on her 20 years of experience as a primary and high school teacher, a facilitator of Restorative Practice and on her research with neurocardiologists at the Institute of HeartMath in California, Shelley looks at practical and empowering tools that can enable teachers to sustain themselves, prevent burnout, and create optimum learning environments that support the children who are in their classrooms.

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