Regular coaching around communication and behaviour with psychologist, Dr Louise Porter, or Sandi Phoenix. Catch up with a community of like-minded educators and teachers. Together you'll set goals, discuss ideas, reflect and gain feedback. *
Professional learning notebook
Download your own beautifully designed professional learning notebook to document and track your progress. You'll also find loads more PDF downloads inside your login. **
Personal coaching calls & emails
Your coaches are on call. You can contact us any time throughout the year to make a 1:1 phone booking with your key coach. ***
Oral language development is a key marker when discussing school readiness and is a foundation for future literacy skills.
Children’s ability to articulate their feelings and emotions is also fundamental when considering the holistic elements of ‘readiness’.
But how can we as educators best understand the ways in which children are using all tools at their disposal to communicate their wants and needs as well as feelings and emotions, if they don’t yet have the vocabulary?
Join Dr Louise Porter and Sandi Phoenix to delve into the world of behaviour as communication of unmet needs.
Explore the ways in which communication manifests in Early Childhood primarily as behaviour
Consider how to best support children’s communication through developing an understanding of their individual psychological motivators
Develop communication skills as a practitioner to support children to thrive in their transition to school
Unpack real life examples of children’s use of behaviour as communication and transfer applicable skills to your own practice
Your masterclass is done over 6 weeks. We suggest doing 4 consecutive weeks. It will need to be completed by the end of March. Videos: 4.5 hours Reading: 1 hour Live Panel with Sandi and Louise: 1 hour Total: 6.5 hours
These live online coaching and mentoring sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes each month from Jan-Dec. We suggest planning to attend most of these. Total: 6 hours
Reflecting and researching
We suggest planning time to write reflections, research, plan and document for at least 1 hour per month. Total: 12 hours
* Webinar coaching sessions will be scheduled for a similar date / time each month. Sessions will be live and will not be recorded. We recommend attending at least 6 of these throughout your package but you are welcome to join every month.
** Professional learning notebook gifted by ESRE www.esreproductions.com.au . Other downloads, handouts, and readings are developed by Dr Louise Porter and Sandi Phoenix.
*** You are entitled to a 1:1 coaching call per term, with a maximum of four phone calls. Additional calls can be purchased at an additional cost throughout the year. You can also book a face to face, on-site coaching day with your key coach at an additional cost. These are subject to availability, so we recommend booking early.