Our experience has shown us that few schools need a radical rethink of their systems and approaches. Most provide an excellent learning package for their students. There are times,however,when a new voice, a fresh approach or when a review of policies, practice and procedures can make a real difference. Teachers can rekindle the light that burned brightly when they began teaching and find again that enthusiasm for what they are teaching. Our courses and programmes are designed to build on good practice not to suggest it doesn't exist.

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Services & Support Programmes
Before planning workshops or training programmes we discuss with clients percieved needs or problems. We can conduct studies and surveys to obtain data, analyse that data to advise on or recommend solutions, utilising knowledge of current theory and well established principles, or technology within a specific discipline.We can also conduct surveys of parent groups and other key stakeholders to identify key areas which might require a solution. This can mean refocussing minds or the redesigning of current policies or practices.
Understanding Multiple Intelligences
The growing escalation of violence and bad behaviour in many schools in a high indicator of students with low emotional or social intelligence. Nuturing and developing multiple intelligences in school can radically improve behaviour, well being and engagement. Understanding how emotional, social and spiritual intelligence impacts on morale, standards and the school community. It can raise attendance,change attitudes and remove disaffection. We will take you through the steps of understanding and starting out on the road to success. We will support you as you take a visionary and innovative approach to learning, engaging students, celebrating and valuing the diversity, raising standrds and changing the paradigm for your school.
The Shared Road Map to Learning
Does learning simply happen to your students or are they, can they be active participants in the learning process. Developing a shared road map can bring students and teachers closer together in the learning process creating harmony in the classroom and shared success as targets are met and problems are solved.
Tackling Disaffection
Disaffection with school is global and can manifest itself in a number of ways. It is most often found in active and aggressive resistance within school, but can also take on a more passive form. When asked about feelings towards school most students deem a lack of respect as being a major if not prime cause of disaffection. Understanding how knowingly or not teachers contribute to disaffection can make a real difference in the classroom. People with high social intelligence are often popular and make others around them feel valued, loved, respected and appreciated.They are often said to have magnetic personalities. People low in social intelligence often cause others to feel angry, devalued, frustrated, inadequate or guilty. They can alienate people. This, however, will often be unintentional and their low social intelligence means they lack an understanding of how their behaviour, their attitudes, their interaction and responses affect others and so they fail to see the impact of their behaviour on others. We review programmes with you and show you how using a whole school approach to teaching and learning can beat disaffection.
Using Learning Styles to Improve Teaching
Commonly it is agreed that there are three basic types of learning styles, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. (Neil Fleming's model. VAK/VARK) To learn, we depend on our senses to process the information around us. David Kolb suggested there were four, Converger, Diverger, Assimilator and Accommodator. Yet when planning lessons few teachers consider how their planned lesson meets the needs of different learning styles on their students. As most people tend to use one of their senses more than the others doesn't it make sense to look at how we are going to teach to accommodate the learnig styles of all of our students so everyone can be an active participant? We help you understand the process and show you how.
Bridging the Gender Gap
Why is it that girls tend to outstrip boys in language development in their early years? Why do boys tend to opt for and do well in practical subjects while girls generally prefer more academic subjects? We can explain what is happening and how this impacts on your school and how and why simple approaches to gender issues can open up whole worlds to every student.
Pedagogical Review
Teacher training often spends much time on the pedagogies of the classroom or the curriculum and very lttle time on managing behaviour. In some countries teachers resort to corporal punishment when they have been told not to shout, not to use a cane but to use other methods. Behaviour management is an issue in almost every classroom in the world. Even experienced teachers find it helpful to review ways in which disruptive behaviour can be managed or eradicated. Many reward systems or behaviour strategies last for a very short period, sometimes parents don't appear to care and then teachjers are left to flounder alone and without support. Hunter Murray's series of five workshops offer a new approach to behaviour management leaving traditional methods behind and exploring real ways which will enable teachers to apply imaginative and practical ideas and solutions to prevent low level disruption and to help resolve poor behaviour in traumatic situations.

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