Early Years Teachers

 

*NEW* DISPOSITIONAL LEARNING THROUGH A MOVEMENT LENS - launched Sep 2019

 The here’s why and here’s how of dispositional development for learners in the early years 2-7 and beyond.

 This session will cover

  • The Kinetic Scope, a new framework for developing learning dispositions.
  • Learn how to notice, recognise and respond to dispositional learning.
  • Understand the difference between learning and the learner.

Discover together how to link balance with risk taking, coordination with creativity and intuition to humanity.

"Thank you for the opportunity to come along to your eye-opening seminar last week. We came away with absolute excitement for our own assessment practices.Our biggest ‘takeaway’ was the Kinetic Scope. We believe this to be a curriculum framework in itself! It is incredibly useful when thinking about children’s development and strategies to support delays and goals. We would like to know more about.....or rather kept in the loop about any forthcoming publications, especially about the kinetic scope. The session was great for us, the time suited and the duration was perfect. Although, at the end, I felt like I could have sat a lot longer to listen more." Lillian Sep 2019

"You are very inspiring and have a wealth of knowledge. Great presentation. The Kinetic Scope is a great concept which is easy to follow and the dispositional approach works really well within the play based learning environment. Which we strive to offer for our tamariki. Thanks ladies"  Sarah Nov 2019

BOOK DISPOSITIONAL LEARNING THROUGH A MOVEMENT LENS HERE

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A MOVING CHILD IS A LEARNING CHILD - MOVING SMART 101

Understanding why kids need to move and why it’s more important than ever today!

Exploring the impact movement has on early childhood development, and its role as the central springboard to future success in school... and life! 

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  • Introducing the Evolution of Movement and the Kinetic Scale
  • Real to Symbolic Learning Journey
  • Brain and Reflex Development
  • Exploring Movement drives Thinking

Key insights for educators working with birth - 7 years.

BOOK A MOVING CHILD WORKSHOP HERE



MOVE, PLAY AND LEARN WITH SMART STEPS

 Build the body-brain connection with step-by-step activities. We will demonstrate clear information on 

  • Creating a Move-to-Learn environment optimising the connections between language development, movement, and readiness for formal learning.
  • Explore an observational tool letting teachers pinpoint children's specific developmental stages and assess progress.
  • Teaching tips to advance and automate children's foundational physical capabilities while providing incremental challenge.
  • Grounded in best practices and current research.

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Key insights for educators working with birth - 7 years.

BOOK A SMART STEPS WORKSHOP HERE



UNRAVELLING BOYWORLD

This workshop offers key insights into the critical role boys play in our environment and how we can cater to their strengths.

  • We will explore and understand how to create a boy friendly learning environment which will set them up for a fun learning experience.
  • What are the influencers on boys education and development?
  • Hormones, Screens, and more .......

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Key insights for educators working with birth - 7 years.

BOOK AN UNRAVELLING BOYS WORKSHOP HERE



PATHWAYS TO SCHOOL

Preparing for school is not just about the ABCs and 123s.

  • Strategies for developing children’s pre-academic skill suites.
  • The Real to Symbolic Learning Journey
  • What is automaticity ?
  • Explore 6 areas - Movement, Memory, Language, Visual, Auditory and Social
  • Packed with movement snacks, activites and ideas for busy learning environments.

This session can be tailored as a Parent Education Evening, Kahui Ako Professional Development, Teacher Only Day, COL ( Community of Learners) Meeting.

BOOK A PATHWAYS TO SCHOOL WORKSHOP HERE



GROWING A READER, WRITER AND TALKER

This session explores the foundations to early literacy and how to provide these essential learning experiences through whole body experiences (movement) in early childhood.

  • Concepts of Print  - what are those squiggles on the page?
  • Activities to teach an understanding of what print is, where it begins, what it is made up of and all the things we expect young learners to know.
  • Growing Nutritious Vocabulary
  • Acquiring vocabulary through experience. Activities to assist young learners to develop an understanding of new words and gain confidence to use them.
  • Eye and Hand Development
  • Developing physical readiness for reading and writing through developing eyes, hands and fingers – the tools for reading and writing. Activities to develop eyes, hands and fingers.

Key insights for educators working in the Early Years 4-7 years.

BOOK GROWING A READER, WRITER, TALKER  WORKSHOP HERE



NOTICE RECOGNISE RESPOND

This workshop explores and explains the behaviours that often frustrate us and gives simple, easy to implement practical suggestions that will ease your frustration and help children overcome these behavioural barriers.  

Do you work with chair tippers, ear muffers,  eye rubbers, the kid who goes bump, the pencil breaker, the fist or hand swapper?  

This is for your organisation.

  • Notice the behaviours that children display that often frustrate us.
  • Recognise that movement is a language and how best we can interpret this message.
  • Respond with practical suggestions that are easy to implement and support children to overcome these behavioural barriers.

This session can be tailored as a Parent Education Evening, Kahui Ako Professional Development, Teacher Only Day, COL ( Community of Learners) Meeting.

BOOK OUR NOTICE RECOGNISE RESPOND WORKSHOP HERE