Positive Discipline in The Early Years

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Lou Harvey Zahra is a best-selling author and international speaker on creative and positive discipline. She has a myriad of experiences behind her which enable her to speak to many educational scenarios and a wide range of issues including special needs.

This one day course presented by Sydney Rudolf Steiner College will delve right into the detailed practicalities of managing a group of children in positive ways, providing various tips and tools to keep cooperation flowing and fun.

Studies have shown that more effective teachers do more than their less effective colleagues in establishing rules and procedures at the beginning of the year.

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All teachers require positive strategies to manage classroom disruptions and inappropriate classroom behaviours for the optimum learning of all students, and for their own professional development and career satisfaction. Building strong teacher-student relationships is the first step to creating a harmonious classroom atmosphere, increasing engagement and achievement. Positive teacher – student relationships enable students to feel safe and secure in their learning environments and provide scaffolding for important social and academic skills (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor, Dearing and Collins, 2011; Silver, Measelle, Armstron, & Essex, 2005).