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Reading For The Love Of It Cnnference
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Toronto ON

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Feb 22 - 23 2024
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All Day

Reading for the Love of It Conference

Open to Educators across Canada. More information coming soon.

Session 1: The Emotional Roots of Aggression and Anxiety – and What We Can Do to Support Change and Build Resilient Kids

Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever. We were seeing these shifts before COVID 19 and now it is only intensified. Faced with this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioural problems, teachers are asking themselves how they can create the conditions for change. Based on her best-selling book, Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and ShutDown than Ever – and What We Can Do About It, this workshop will support educators with trauma-sensitive strategies for how to build, nurture, and protect the student-teacher relationship, even with the most difficult students. We will address why children are displaying more challenging behaviours than ever, and what we can do to address these issues at their root. We will explore how we can help our students to shift their identity as the “problem student” or “bad kid.”
Join Hannah for an engaging and powerful workshop that will re-energize you as an educator and help you understand the vital importance of your leadership, needed now more than ever.
INTENDED FOR: Primary 1-3

Session 2: THE POWER OF PLAY: EXPLORING THE VITAL ROLE OF PLAY IN EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND LEARNING

The research is clear: young children learn and develop best through play. In a world that has replaced play with entertainment, we are seeing the dire side effects of this cultural shift as aggression and anxiety in children is at an all time high. This conversation has never been more important as we look to how we can support children’s emotional health and learning. We’ll unpack the science behind why play is the perfect medium for children to learn about and digest their world. We will explore how play lowers anxiety and aggression, builds resilience, fosters social and emotional health as well as increasing natural curiosity and engagement with learning. You will learn key strategies for how to create a nourishing play-based environment as well as practical applications you can use to support children in deepening their learning. Discover fluid, nonlinear and indirect ways to harness the power of how young children learn and grow best. Join Hannah for a powerful workshop that will help you gain insight into the psychology of play and how it works to support children to learn and discover their best selves.

 

INTENDED FOR: Primary 1-3

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