Monthly Archives: March 2016

A fantastic evening in Hawera.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening workshop in Hawera on March 9th, and were thrilled with the turn out that we had.  Between us all we worked with students from ECE through to High School age, and it was really nice to hear their ideas and experiences as well as being able to share useful behaviour management strategies with them.

One of the elements of behaviour management that we explored was the art of communication.  The participants decided that it would look like, sound like and feel like this:

circle map- communication March 9 2016


We asked the workshop participants how they communicate with the parents of children in their class, and they enthusiastically shared their thoughts.

How do you communicate with the parents of children in your class March 9 2016

We felt it was also important to recognise a listener!  There was an interesting discussion about eye contact, culturally different interpretations of that, and the fact that processing information causes an involuntary shift of eye focus even though listening is maintained.  Here is a summary of their ideas about listeners:

good listener March 9 2016


We also discussed the Carrots and Consequences that they use in class.  Here are the ideas they came up with:  carrots and consequence pyramid completed March 9 2016

We’d like to thank the South Taranaki branch of NZEI for hosting the workshop, and providing such a great opportunity for their members.

Positive Behaviour Management

This workshop is proving very popular at the moment, as teachers and support staff are getting to know their students and have identified some needs in their classrooms.

We are running this workshop at various venues across the lower North Island during the second half of term 1, in conjunction with the NZEI.  We will be in Hawera on March 9th and Wanganui on the 16th – we’ll let you know how the workshops go!