BUILDING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT- Classroom management, communication skills, effective teaching and learning (6-day/ 7-day course) Limassol

A positive, productive learning environment in the classroom is fundamental to students' academic, emotional and social success and progress. Teachers who establish classrooms that are supportive, caring, challenging, and academically strong build a positive learning environment. Classroom management techniques; communication skills; effective strategies for teaching and learning; discipline methods; effective routines and climate are basic components of a positive learning environment in the classroom that allows students to feel comfortable and safe; enhance their motivation and progress; and develop the sense of belonging.

This course gives participants theoretical background about how to build a positive learning environment, as well as practical guidelines to integrate activities and implement programmes across the areas of curriculum and school life. Discussions, site visits and group work will enrich sharing ideas and exchange of practice between participants.

The  cost for 6-day course is  480 euro and for 7-day course is 560 euro. It  includes course fees, course material, entrance to museums and tours.

During the course, participants will:
- examine techniques for effective Classroom management
- discover ways to develop communication skills with their pupils
- learn productive ways to control stress, tiredness and pressure
- understand and address students’ diversity during teaching
- learn techniques to maximize pupils attention and learning experiences
- examine routines, norms and practices that improve teaching and learning
- learn ways to handle behavioral problems like indiscipline, racism and bullying
- examine the use of technology for classroom management
- visit schools and discuss good practices with teachers
- observe and discuss teaching lessons
- visit sites, museums and monuments in Cyprus and plan activities/ programmes

After confirming registration, participants will be informed about the details of the course (arrival, daily programme). Participants will be able to introduce themselves and bring a few examples of routines and practices that they apply to their teaching.

WELCOME • Participants introduce themselves; discussion about routines and practices that they use in their teaching practice; course programme overview.
THEORY • The role of classroom management; how effective classroom management can be achieved? Teaching procedures and routines; practices that improve teaching and learning; creating effective classroom setup.

THEORY • Efficient communication skills; verbal and non-verbal communication; time management; factors that influence teaching and learning; techniques to maximize pupils’ attention and learning experiences; the use of technology for classroom management.

TOUR IN LIMASSOL • Visit to Old city center, Carob Mill Museum, Medieval Castle & Museum • Data collection for the group work.

THEORY • Controlling stress, tiredness and pressure; understanding and addressing students’ diversity; behavioral problems like indiscipline, racism and bullying; teaching skills & teachers’ competence; school climate & policy; the role of curriculum; dealing with parents; relationships with the staff and administration; observation and discussion of teaching lessons. GROUP WORK

VISIT • Visit to a primary /secondary school and discussion with the teachers.  • Outdoor activities in museum, galleries and parks    • Data collection for group work. GROUP WORK

CLOSURE OF THE COURSE • Presentation of group work, review of the project, conclusions, certificates.

DAY 7 (optional)                                                                                                                      TOUR IN PAPHOS • Visit at Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics, Paphos Medieval   Castle and the port.

28.03.2020 - 02.04.2020  Confirmed

18.07.2020 - 23.07.2020  Confirmed

31.10.2020 - 05.11.2020  Confirmed

05.12.2020 – 10.12.2020

10.04.2021 - 15.04.2021

05.06.2021- 10.06.2021

03.07.2021 - 08.07.2021

30.10.2021 - 04.11.2021

04.12.2021 – 09.12.2021

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