UK expert to share positive behaviour model with Kiwi teachers

Kiwi teachers will have the chance this year to learn about an internationally acclaimed whole school approach to wellbeing and positive behaviour.

UK educational consultant, trainer and author Jenny Mosley will return to New Zealand in August to deliver a four-day ‘Train the Trainers’ residential course for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers focused on her educational model, Quality Circle Time (QCT). Delegates will be trained and become accredited trainers with the ability to deliver the training to teachers and children in their schools and locally.

Mosley specialises in the non-academic areas of school life – like social skills, positive behaviour, self-esteem, active listening, lunchtimes and playtimes and keeping physically active. These areas and skills hold the whole community safely together and promote active learning.

Taking a whole school approach, QCT is about strengthening wider school communities, encouraging positive behaviour and addressing mental health and wellbeing issues.

Mosley says QCT fits beautifully with the PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) programme and Māori education, including Kaupapa Māori (Huakina Mai and Te Mana Tikitiki), and in a broader sense, Māori Haurora.

“I have worked in New Zealand schools and settings at least six times,” says Mosley. “On each trip I have met amazing people. Each time the similarity and compatibility of Quality Circle Time and the non-academic subject educational systems in New Zealand become stronger and clearer.”

To register your interest or find out more about the August 2018 Train the Trainers course, contact
Jenny Whitehead, RTLB Area Coordinator

Embracing the new work order

Young people graduating now are likely to work in 17 different jobs – many yet unknown and unknowable – across five careers, through a working life of 60 to 70 years. AI and globalisation are expected to have massive impacts in terms of what we do and how we work, with the pace of change already underway only likely to increase.

In February, chief executive of the Foundation for Young Australians Jan Owen will lead discussions on whether we are adequately preparing young people for the new work order.
Hosted by the 21C Skills Lab, Jan will be joined by NetSafe’s former director of education Karen Spencer and GirlBoss Alexia Hilbertidou.

The session will feature a plenary with Jan Owen; a panel featuring leading New Zealanders working within the education system and business; a youth perspective; and exploration and ideation workshops bringing together groups around a variety of areas. These include careers guidance for young people; facilitating learning about the world of work in schools and tertiary institutions; and workplace learning and micro-credentialling.

The New Work Order Series will be held on Monday
12 February 2018 in Wellington and Tuesday 13 February in Auckland. For more information, click here.


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