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BEHAVIOUR RETHINK: WORKSHOP SERIES

Over a series of two workshops, educators will be provided with strategies to refocus their approach to behaviour, and proactively develop children's wellbeing, supporting their problem solving and self-regulation. The EYLF PRINCIPLES are discussed, being: Secure, Respectful and Reciprocal Relationships; Partnerships; High Expectations and Equity; Respect for Diversity; and, Ongoing Learning and Reflective Practice.

 

Session 1: Refocus approach, understand patterns of behaviour and guide children to self-regulate their behaviour

Topics include:

Improving our approach to guide children to self-regulate their behaviour

  • Developing each child's wellbeing and resilience
  • Using positive language: learning to rephrase instructions and use win-win choices.
  • Identifying the wanted behaviour we are working towards
  • Engaging collaborative decision making of rules/expectations and strategies to gain children's understanding and acceptance of rules/expectations
  • Commitment to consistency within the team of educators
  • Boundary testing and strategies to use
  • Modelling respectful and cooperative behaviour through equitable and respectful relationships with each child, where educators understand each child.


Understand the child and their behaviour

  • Understanding from the child's perspective. What does the child want/need/expect to happen?
  • Observe and analyse behaviour to identify triggers and patterns.

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    Use reflective practice to analyse the child's needs and the reinforcement that is maintaining the behaviour.
  • Fix basic needs first: Provide comfort, security and a sense of belonging.

    Proactive approaches: positive reinforcement, redirecting to tasks of interest, providing choices and logical consequences.

Session 2: Review influences on behaviour - plan goals and strategies, and monitor progress

Topics include:

Develop, implement and evaluate a plan to establish cooperative behaviour

  • Review program routines for possible influence on behaviour
  • Plan the program and environment to meet the child's temperament
  • Interpret the child's patterns of behaviour with other involved educators and relevant others (from worksheets completed from and following session 1).
  • Work in partnership with parents, and develop a plan collaboratively, in accordance with philosophy and policies of the service.
  • Clearly identify strategies to achieve acceptable alternative behaviours in the plan.
  • Use ongoing evaluation and revise the plan as required.
     

Team professional learning workshop fee

  • For bookings with up to 15 participants each workshop is $550, including GST (this workshop series is $1,100 for up to 15 participants)
  • Each additional person booked to attend is charged at $30 per person, for each workshop
  • An individual quote is required for any team workshop bookings with 28 or more people
  • We travel within a 1 hour radius of North Lakes at no additional charge. Travel costs are able to be discussed and arranged to enable First Door to come to your team.

Enquire now or phone 3204 4336