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Teaching From The Heart offered by Hutchinson Center

Posted June 19, 2020

Have you ever felt like you were more of a problem-solver than a teacher? Your best-made lesson plans are delayed by listening to your students argue about a problem that occurred at recess. You deal with this stress by addressing the class in a way that you regret. You know you’re a great teacher but you’re overwhelmed.

If this sounds familiar, Teaching from the Heart is the course for you. Using a curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles, this program will provide you with tangible ways to manage your classroom and reach your full potential as an educator. Our doubts as caregivers and teachers are inevitable. If we have a system to refer to when these doubts creep in, we can relax.

Learn how to manage your classroom/learning environment with a practical, simple curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication expert Gina Simm’s book Heart to Heart: Three Systems for Staying Connected (A Manual for Parents and Teachers). Through participating in this course, you’ll learn how to use practical systems to maintain the heart-to-heart connections that support children’s ability to self-regulate and improve their emotional intelligence.

NOTE: Due to physical/social distancing, this interactive program is being offered online via Zoom.

Participants are encouraged (though not required) to purchase instructor Gina Simm’s book, Heart to Heart: Three Systems for Staying Connected (A Manual for Parents and Teachers).*

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Learn how to manage conflict in your classroom
  • Build an understanding of nonviolent communication methods
  • Understand the power of children’s books to support social-emotional learning (SEL)
  • Recognize the difference between empathy and problem solving
  • Transform your learning environment!

TOPICS COVERED

This course provides a full social-emotional curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication principles. Systems and tools like the Wheel of Choice and Problem-Solving Meetings will help you transform your learning environment.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

This course is designed to benefit teachers, educators and anyone who cares about children (preschoolers through third grade), especially:

  • Afterschool program staff
  • Caregivers
  • Childcare providers
  • Educators
  • Grandparents
  • Guidance counselors
  • Homeschool teachers and organizations
  • Montessori teachers
  • Parents and guardians
  • Summer camp counselors
  • Teachers (including those in training)
Click here for more information or to register for the program.