Eleni Vardaki Presenting at 7th ENSEC Conference in Budapest
WHAT’S NEW: If you’re going to the 7th ENSEC Conference in Budapest later this month, come and experience Eleni’s brand new workshop on practical ways to build wellbeing education into your classroom teaching. Here are the workshop title with details so that you can come find her, if this is a topic that interests you.
7th EnSEC CONFERENCE IN BUDAPEST
Workshop title: Wellbeing Education in Secondary Schools: Building It In, Rather Than Bolting It On
When: 29th-31st August 2019
You’ll often hear teachers say: “we need more time” to implement well-being initiatives. I disagree. I’ve found that when I make the time, not only do students make quicker progress (less haste, more speed), but the quality of learning improves.
In 2015 I began my journey of trying to figure out how I could help (through my work as a classroom practitioner) to bridge the gap between the cerebral, grades-driven pressures in secondary education and the well-being skills students need to thrive in the 21st century. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with different ways in which to build well-being education into my classroom practice through a bottom-up approach. In this workshop:
you’ll experience the 3 most effective ways I’ve found for how to embed emotional education, mindfulness, and body intelligence training seamlessly into my classroom practice.
you’ll use your experience of what it felt like doing these activity simulations to draw conclusions for what principles are necessary for successful implementation of these activities in the classroom.
you’ll learn what I’ve personally found to be the 5 key principles for effective implementation of well-being education in the history classroom, for a grassroots, bottom-up approach.
you’ll reflect on what was your biggest take-away was from this workshop experience, and what (if any) action this workshop has inspired you to want to take, to further your own work or practice.
Where: The 7th ENSEC Conference on student “Wellbeing and Social and Emotional Development”, which is hosted by the Faculty of Education and Psychology of ELTE Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary.
WHAT’S ENSEC: ENSEC is the European Network of Social and Emotional Competence. We’re a growing network of researchers and practitioners who are interested in children and young people’s development, especially with regards to developing their resilience and their social and emotional competence.
WILL YOU BE THERE?
If so, let’s connect. Come and find me to say hello. I’d love to meet you in-person. I’m particularly curious to understand why you care so much about students’ social and emotional development. Let’s talk!
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Eleni’s on a mission to help bridge the gap between mainstream education systems and 21st century well-being skills. She believes that if you care about student well-being, it also makes sense to care for the well-being of those who care for them. Read more…