Get ready to accommodate students’ different needs and the challenges that come with inclusion.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with more tools to deal with the conflicts you encounter in working with children and adolescents in a way that fosters empathy for all parties, opens up creative solutions and enhances relationship skills in both children and adults.
The course provides you with tools to increase well-being and create a strong community in class and with colleagues.
The course is designed for teachers and educators and other professionals working with children and adolescents aged 6-16. I offer the course in two modules:
Module 1 is for teachers and educators who want to use Nonviolent Communication in their work.
Module 2 is for teachers and educators who have received an introduction to Nonviolent Communication or have used it in their work for at least 1 year.
On the course you will receive training in:
- Applying the basic elements of conflict de-escalating communication
- Strengthening your own attitude and inner peace
- Listening with empathy to students, parents and colleagues
- Seeing new opportunities in locked conflicts
- Handling the interdisciplinary collaboration between teachers and educators
In the movie “Behind every action lies a need“ you can see examples of how what you learn in the course is used in practice.
Children and young people learn more from what we do than from what we say. It is imperative that adult communication is an example of the care and empathy that we want them to learn to show each other. Especially when someone else is doing something I dislike, I need role models.
Everyone needs to develop connection creating skills and find new ways to handle disagreements and conflicts.
You will gain knowledge at the application level about NVC, through real life exercises that develop skills in a peaceful way to resolve conflicts. A way that creates well-being, security and a good learning environment.
In bullying, there are always at least two sides. As bullying is an expression of unmet needs, it is just as important to show empathy with the bully as with the victim. It is a more sustainable perspective than saying, “We must strike hard at those who strike.”
There will be brief inputs of theory and many practical exercises in which we work with situations from the participants everyday life.
In teaching, the theory is already built on the participants.
Erik Sigsgård, who taught us that scolding is like giving a beating with your voice, has now written a new book: ‘About children and young people’s no’. Through the course, we will work through exercises to understand children better, by listening to them, and understanding what needs they are taking care of and saying “Yes” to themselves when they say “No” to what the others asking them to do.
For example, Jesper Juul says that children’s actions are always meaningful, although we may not see it right away. Opening up to look more at the child and less at the behaviour can provide valuable information about what the child needs help with. It can help us believe that children cooperate if they can. See more from Ross Greene in the book “Lost in school”.