NONVERBAL CLASSROOM
MANAGEMENT

Talk less. Teach more!

NLPaed Associate Training

The certified NLPaed Associate training program consists of the following workshops, totaling 96 instructional units.

This certified training also serves as the ‘foundation’ upon which the following courses are built:

  • ‘NLPaed Practitioner’
  • ‘NLPaed Learning Coach’
  • ‘Brain-Friendly Learning and Suggestopedia
 

Here we will meet Kilian Kinesthetic, August Auditory and Viola Visual, and find out all about their learning styles and behavior types. When we recognize and understand our students’ learning types, strategies, and behavior patterns, we can reach them more easily and establish rapport. We are then on the same wavelength and can use the multitude of practical tips and nonverbal techniques in this seminar or book to pick up our students where they are and motivate them.

In other words, we can “Reach them to Teach them”.

 

A RIVER WITH NO BOUNDARIES
SOON BECOMES A SWAMP

When a child is born, it orients itself exclusively according to its own needs. The fulfillment of those needs gives the child a sense of security and trust. Soon, however, the time comes when the child must learn that other people have different needs. To adapt to others the child requires both empathy and boundaries.

This module deals with setting boundaries both verbally and nonverbally. The result is harmonious and respectful coexistence within the classroom and a positive atmosphere in which learning can take place successfully.

OUR GOALS:

– A class that works well as a team.
— a community where members cooperate with each other instead of competing,
– a class where outsiders are integrated and recognized as valuable members of the group.

When this happens, the class will function as a self-regulating, humane, and empathetic community.

To achieve this goal, we will creatively explore the so-called “10 commandments of group dynamics”.

The structure of an ideal lesson is like an infinite wave, i. e. at the highest point of the wave, we provide lively activities and in the wave’s troughs, energy-giving, reflective activities. In this way, the level of concentration and energy can be kept at a high point and at the same time the teacher always has the class “under control”.

This wavelike structure is in suggestopedic lessons and there are also many other facets of rhythm in our teaching: be it music, the rhythm of our voices and speech, and so on. Learn how to conserve your energy by going with the group’s rhythmic flow rather than against it.

Our focus here will be on your verbal messages in the classroom, in parent meetings, in the teachers’ lounge, and just about anywhere communication takes place. Create clarity by choosing the right words and questioning techniques. We will learn and practice:

⦁ Giving – and accepting – feedback and recognition.

⦁ Using questioning techniques, such as active listening, the meta-model of language, etc…,

⦁ Clarifying misunderstandings and creating transparency in our conversations

⦁ Viewing challenges and problems from a different perspective through “reframing,” metaphors, and first-person messages.

Yes, it is true:

SCENE: At the airport.
You are running late. Your plane leaves in two minutes. Your suitcases are heavy. Will you still be in time for the flight? It doesn’t look like it. While you run to the gate, I run beside you, trying to teach you English vocabulary words.

Can you imagine learning in such a state? Hardly!

Do it differently. Give your students the opportunity to relax, let their imagination soar, discover a haven of peace in the classroom, and at the same time increase their ability to learn many times over.

“I am looking for a method where the teacher works less, and the student learns more.”
Johann Amos Comenius 

“A drill is an instrument for boring.”

This module presents a variety of creative, playful, and interactive learning activities – songs, music, movement, art, drama, games, rhythm – as well as relaxation and visualization activities, for teaching new material and reinforcing what has already been learned. All the activities can be adapted for any subject and age group. Our main goal is to rediscover and convey to our students the joy of learning. 

Is this the way you sometimes feel by the end of the week? At the end of the day?

 

The teaching profession can be full of creativity and joy! At the same time, we face a lot of challenges every day. Sometimes we are fine with them. And sometimes it’s simply too much for us. When this happens repeatedly, the dreaded burn-out syndrome looms.

The good news:
Everyone carries within them all the skills and resources they need for personal development and problem solving. The key is having the right resources on hand at the right moment. And that is what we will learn to do here.

Discover resources. Strengthen your strengths.

We have all the resources we need for personal development and problem solving within ourselves. By realizing these strengths, we can recognize our sources of energy, reshape our relationship with ourselves and others, and use our inner resources in a targeted way.

That is an old photograph.

Learn to recognize:

– What are my own learning styles and life strategies?
– Which values and beliefs help me? Which ones don’t?
– How can I maximize and utilize my resources?
– How can I change the beliefs that stand in my way?

In other words, “Know thyself!” This will help you to better understand others as well. Use these insights to enrich your own life and the lives of others.

Anger and stress are detrimental to your health and are the pathway to burnout.
The antidotes?
Composure, perspective, and a sense of humor.
Learn techniques to view problems confidently, from a distance, in perspective. The anger and upset will soon disappear!
It is within your own power to decide whether to get angry. It’s your choice, you can immerse yourself in negative feelings – or you can do something about them.

Everything can be taken away from a person, except for one thing:
the choice of one’s own attitude in any given situation.
You choose the path to be taken.

If you cannot change a situation,
it is up to you to change yourself.

Viktor Frankl

Teachers are communication artists. Constant discussions – with parents, colleagues, students – are our daily bread. But the conversation itself is only the first step. The true art of communication and our goal is when our words are then translated into action.

The focus in this module is on working with our verbal and nonverbal messages, both in the classroom and in conversations with parents, in the teachers’ lounge, in collegial counseling, with the difficult child, in mediating conflicts, etc. – simply anywhere communication takes place.
Turn confusion into clarity, eliminate resistance, and accomplish goals by choosing the right words and questioning techniques.

It is always helpful if we know where we want to go – and if we can also strategically plan how to get there while enjoying it at the same time!

In this seminar we will define and set our goals. Then we will design maps and strategies for success!

Our guideposts for achieving our goals and fulfilling our dreams are:

– tangible goal setting techniques,

– behavioral flexibility,

– creative visualization,

– mental training and

– techniques to reduce stress as well as increase concentration

In this module we will summarize everything we have learned in this training course, and we will adapt it to our current and also to future situations.

We have reached our goal and now we will celebrate!