SESSION 2 – WORKING PRODUCTIVELY AND RESPECTFULLY WITH TODDLERS AND THEIR PARTICULAR WAYS OF BEING: RETHINKING BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT

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Session 2 – Working productively and respectfully with toddlers and their particular ways of being: rethinking behaviour management

When we think toddlers the immediate stereotype that kicks into place is the commonly used expression ‘terrible twos’. What is most terrible about this maxim is the connotations it holds and the negative impact this stereotype has on toddlers. It goes without saying that the growing independence of toddlers does pose a challenge for some educators. We know that as we grow we begin to experiment with our growing autonomy and that learning to behave in a particular way is like learning how to ride a bike, it takes time. This requires educators to become more conscious of how to work positively with behaviour as well as how to teach young children pro social behaviour skills.

In this workshop, we will be exploring:

  • How to support toddlers emerging autonomy whilst learning how to co-exist in a group
  • Ways of supporting co-operation and harmony amongst a group of toddlers
  • How to work with those challenging and sticky moments with children’s behaviour 

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • List effective strategies to assist toddlers to take responsibility for themselves throughout the day
  • Identify and discuss with colleagues ways to assist toddlers to develop the skills required to co-exist within a group
  • Appraise toddlers behaviours in challenging moments, including the underlying and potentially unmet needs
  • Identity strategies for responding in these moments that are respectful, compassionate and supportive 

 

THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS

NSW: Completing this course – Working Productively and Respectfully with Toddlers will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: APTS 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

Other States: Completing this course – Working Productively and Respectfully with Toddlers (6 hours) may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/Learning addressing: APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARD DESCRIPTORS

  • APTS 6.2.2: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities
  • APTS 6.3.2: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice
  • APTS 6.4.2: Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs

 

THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD

This course aligns with:

  • QA 5 (All)
  • 5.1 Respectful and equitable relationships are maintained with each child
  • 5.2 Each child is supported to build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships