I offer a series of modules which cover different aspects of creating a harmonious learning community which is peaceful, beautiful, and at the same time robust, with challenges for each child at their level. I deliver the modules in the evenings or weekends, at times which best suit your whole team, because I know that growth is precipitated when everyone in a team shares the same dream. The following is a selection of what is available. You can create an individual professional development package made up of one or more modules spread out over a period of time.
PRICE: by negotiation, contact me for more information
PEACE - THE PEACE MOVEMENT BEGINS ON THE CHANGE TABLE
The team will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of the ‘care moment’, developing skills and knowledge in the practice of ‘care’. They will gain an understanding of the relevance of integrating the Pikler approach, embodying care, into the heart of your team.
FREEDOM - TO MOVE, TO UNFOLD AS NATURE INTENDED
Focusing on t he innate competence of a child and the significance of non-interference. The team will learn the importance of the role that the environment and the equipment play, gaining deeper understanding of the physical stages of natural motor development as depicted by the Pikler Institute's comprehensive research.
BEAUTY - SURROUNDED IN BEAUTY THE SOUL GROWS
Two sessions based purely around the environment. This covers setting the environment and the importance of appropriate play items and objects. We explore the role of the environment as the third teacher, and the role teachers play.
TRUTH - BEING THE AUTHENTIC YOU
Knowing who we truly are is a journey of a lifetime. This session will consider what authenticity means in our teaching and in our lives. It focuses on the profound influence being authentic has on our relationships with children and with those in our team. Dr Pikler recognised that an authentic, truly prepared, ‘present’ and sensitively aware adult is critical to “fostering” the children’s awareness of themselves and their environment.
DISCOVERY - EYES WIDE OPEN
Attuned observation. This session focuses on fine tuning teacher’s observation skills. Through discovering a deeper level of sensitive observation a teacher’s awareness and view of the child is truly challenged and strengthened, allowing the teacher to support each child’s unfolding interests and passions. The child becomes the initiator of their own learning.