3 Skills You Will Develop

Three Skills That Will Build Your Social-Emotional Wellbeing as a Teacher

As we work together at ACTVoices you will develop these foundational skills that will empower you to be be able to address and reduce the 10 most commonly identified stressors and challenges faced as a teacher and leader.
1. Emotional intelligence skills

These include developing:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Authoritative, but firm leadership for children and your team.
  • Active listening skills.
2. Behaviour management skills

These include developing:

  • Behaviour guidance approach.
  • Active listening skills.
3. Emotional self-control skills

These include developing:

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Self-reflection.
  • A collaborative ‘learning community’.
As you develop these 3 broad skills you will be able to:

1. Overcome leadership challenges: Such as, managing and leading one team /multiple teams and addressing team conflict.

2. Reduce staff turnover.

3. Unburden your stress over paperwork, managing time and multi-tasking.

4. See the views of families and their expectations from a more open and accepting approach. For example, parental views on traditional approaches to school readiness and the EC emphasis on the foundational developmental skills and play as a means to learning.

5. Mediate family complaints: For example, issues around their child’s development, routine, behaviour, accidents, and unhappy management of various issues. This also includes negative experiences with the service, organisational or class changes, and teacher relationships.

6. Manage children and family separation anxiety, as well as morning drop-off transition times.

7. Understand children and their behaviour, including knowing what to observe and how to interpret various areas of need communicated by behaviour.

8. Understand and manage difficulties effectively in regards to classroom management and environment characterised by high-conflict relationships between teachers and children.

9. Mediate experiences of personality clash between individual children and teachers, as well as between teachers in the same or across classrooms. Additionally, you will understand and create a classroom climate that meets the needs of children individually and as a group, which in turn will override possible challenges and problems.

10. Improve and/or maintain the Centre Quality Rating and distinguish the service as having ‘Exceeding National Quality Standards’, as well as reflectively work on the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) with continuous progress and passion.

If you want to know how we can work together, what we are all about or how we strengthen foundations follow the links. Otherwise, have a look around the website and contact us with any queries.