Inspired EC

Teacher Tom - Speaking With Children So They Can Think & Story Time With Teacher Tom - VIC Geelong

Inspired EC are delighted to bring Tom 'Teacher Tom" Hobson back to Australia.

Light Refreshments will be included.

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Speaking With Children So They Can Think  9am-11am

In a very real sense, the language we use creates reality. Tom speaks on how the specific words we use, and how and when we use them, shapes reality for our students for both good and bad. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of: being clear and precise with language; honoring children without commanding or bossing them; using words to create a world of facts and intrinsic motivation; creating space in which children must do their own thinking and make their own decisions; and supporting children as they learn from the natural consequences of their behaviors.

Story Time With Teacher Tom  11am-1pm

At it’s core, a play-based early childhood curriculum is about supporting the children as they construct their own learning by asking their own questions, then having the time and space to pursue their own answers within the context of community. In this workshop, Teacher Tom brings the principles of a play-based learning to adult professional development. We will, together, construct our own learning based upon the questions that each of us bring to our “circle time.” Teacher Tom will facilitate our explorations in the same sort of freeform manner he employs in working with the young children he teaches, interspersing discussion with songs and stories. Come prepared to shake up your thinking as well as your booty.

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