Soft Skills for Strong Teachers

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • Standard Price: 540 €
  • Early Bird: 480 € if you register at least 8 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines

Description

Hard skills, also known as academic knowledge and know-how, are often the direct focus of education and the skills considered necessary to get your foot in the door of many fields of employment. Soft skills, however, are the interpersonal and intrapersonal abilities that not only help you keep that job and advance in your career – they help you live better in every aspect of your life.

During this course, educators will deepen their understanding of Soft Skills and reflect on their own abilities in their macro-areas such as Leadership, Relational Skills, Self-Awareness, Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Communication.Through hands-on activities that combine these skills, participants will learn to transform the prevailing theories of communication, as well as emotional and social intelligence, into practical experiences in their classroom.

While Soft Skills are sometimes conveyed in the curriculum through special projects and after-school activities, this course proposes ways to incorporate them into every facet of the school day.

Concept by Marco Fenici

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Improve and facilitate communication and active listening;
  • Reflect upon motivation and how to foster it;
  • Gain insight into the principles of leadership and collaboration;
  • Boost creativity and problem-solving skills;
  • Focus on emotional awareness to improve public speaking, organization, time management;
  • Practice relaxation methods and tips for creating a better work-life balance.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & soft skills for teachers

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Importance and benefits of soft skills for teachers; 
  • Communication & presentation skills;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Presentation time

  • Presentation skills; 
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools based on the learned principles.

Day 3 – Importance of self-assurance

  • Leadership and self-confidence.

Day 4 – Team work

  • Team working & problem solving.

Day 5 – How to manage stress

  • Stress management skills and techniques.

Day 6 – Course Closure & Excursion

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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Reviews about this course

The happy school concept may not be new, but the way to make your school happy is what this course focuses on. Being a happy teacher, being happy about your job, stepping in a classroom wearing a large smile can make a difference to your whole career, which eventually reflects on the way your students and fellow teachers feel about your classes and school. After all, happy is and happy makes!

Mirela Sanduleanu

Romania

The course in Nice is definitely worth participating in. The course leader is a well-qualified and empathetic trainer who makes the course very enjoyable and useful. I am sure that I will use most of it in my everyday work from now on. Besides, Nice is a place that is worth visiting. Its narrow streets, its vibrant lifestyle, cafés, and shops, not to mention the spectacular view of the sea make this place special – Go and try it, you won’t regret it.

Agota Palmai

Hungary

One of the most interesting and most focused courses I have ever participated in. I have deepened my understanding of Soft Skills such as Leadership, Relational Skills, Self-Awareness, Creativity, Problem Solving and Communication. Really inspiring has been the collaboration with teachers from other European countries and the competence, passion, and enthusiasm of the teacher trainer.

Giancarla Bosco

Italy

The course was very well organized. Lectures were interesting and dynamic, including many workshops that were very interesting. Teacher Susan Gagliano has been an excellent conductor of workshops. She gave a special note of sympathy and humor to everything we did.

Andreja Lekić

The course was very interesting. The content was up-to-date and interesting. Work was dynamic. A guided tour of the city was very instructive and fun at the same time. The whole day tour of the Irish country was very well organized and guided. I highly recommend to all teachers!

IRENA ČREŠNAR

The course was very professionally organised. The teacher was very inspiring, interesting as well as knowledgeable. There was a lot of practical work, a lot of examples of how to incorporate soft skills into our everyday teaching. I would recommend this course to all teachers.

Ankica Šarić

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