The session will start by reflecting on the types of learners we find in our classrooms and how they respond to learning challenges. A discussion of the ‘teacher/learner relationship’ will help identify the key elements, after ‘safety’, for building effective learning relationships. We will also look at typical behaviours when these elements are lacking encouraging us to see them as symptoms of need and respond accordingly. Each of the four elements, (Power, Belonging, Choice and Fun) will be discussed in practical teaching terms in order to identify opportunities to build and strengthen them in our lessons and around school.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.