Primary/Secondary Education

Gp-training-3I currently run courses for teaching and support staff in schools.  These courses focus on ‘Effective Listening’, assertiveness training and team-building.   The emphasis is on;

  • using specific communication skills to encourage others’ autonomy
  • raising self awareness and understanding of what drives us to behave and respond as we do
  • using the above to improve our communication with children, colleagues and family members
  • recognising that to be ‘task-centred’ (getting the job done) we first have to be ‘person-centred’ which is about really attending to the individual’s feelings so s/he feels ‘heard’ and understood and so
  • how to help children increase their self esteem and confidence, thus ‘performing’ more effectively.

Below, is an example of student feedback statistics from one course.

effectivelistening sample