Soft Skills for Strong Teachers


Concept by Cristina Salvatori

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.

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

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 and cultural activities

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

Upcoming confirmed sessions

Florence3-8 Jun 2024ConfirmedBook »
Valencia17-22 Jun 2024ConfirmedBook »
Prague8-13 Jul 2024ConfirmedBook »
Dublin22-27 Jul 2024ConfirmedBook »

Dates and locations

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Price: 580€*


Price: 580€*


Price: 480€*


Price: 480€*

Madrid, Spain

Cultural Activities

Malasaña tour

OID: E10247545480€*


Price: 480€*


Price: 480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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140€ discount for a two week-long course

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Reviews about this course

Nedka Kutsarova Shopovafrom Bulgaria
5 stars

I liked all the topics that were raised and thoroughly covered during the five days. I enjoyed the many examples that were covered as well as the tips we were given to apply in our classrooms. I liked the concept of the fuzzy words; the six thinking hats; suggested sites from which we can draw information and be useful in our practice. I liked the most the practical games about emotional intelligence; for cooperation and collective exercises. I was charmed by the emotional awarding of the certificates and especially by the wonderful words of the teacher trainer.

Mirela Sanduleanufrom Romania
5 stars

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!

Giancarla Boscofrom Italy
5 stars

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.

5 stars

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!

Ankica Šarić
5 stars

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.

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Rated 4.7 / 5 by 26ॱ000+ teachers
5 Yellow Stars
Rated 4.9 / 5 by 3ॱ000+ teachers
5 Yellow Stars
Rated 4.9 / 5 by 300+ teachers

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