TRC views the teaching process as one that involves far more than a transfer of information. We believe that education is the development of thinking, problem solving and communication skills. It requires an understanding of concepts and fosters attitudes of respect for self and for others, and that learning takes place in secure, non-threatening environments. At our workshops we aim to demonstrate and build on this philosophy.

The workshop programme provides opportunities for professional growth and creates a forum where teachers can meet and exchange ideas. It responds to expressed needs, but is also designed to stimulate interest, and demand, in new topics.

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Developing 21st Century Skills in the Primary Classroom

Dates: 26th, 27th & 28th December 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

As we move further into the new millennium, it becomes clear that the focus of the 21st Century classroom is on students experiencing the environment they will enter as 21st Century workers. The interdisciplinary nature of the 21st Century classroom sets it apart from the 20th Century classroom. The focus of classrooms today needs to be on producing students who are skilled collaborators and communicators, inventive thinkers and problem solvers, self-directed and self-regulated learners.

Bringing Cooperative Learning to the Classrooms

Dates: 18th & 19th December 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Cooperative Learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, with students of different ability levels, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is not only responsible for learning what is taught, but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement.

Promoting Learning through Physical Literacy in Early Years

Dates: 20th, 21st & 22nd December 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Active children are healthy, happy and ready for school. Use of kinesthetic style of learning can positively influence and develop all the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective and psychomotor. Physical literacy combines Visual, Aural, Verbal, Physical, Logical, Social and Solitary learning that caters to individual learning styles. Combining core curriculum with Physical Activity has been proven to have positive effects on students’ growth and development.

Managing Behaviour in Young Learners

Dates: 28th, 29th & 30th November 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

From birth, children begin to explore how the social world works. Exploring and learning to manage feelings, behaviour, rights and responsibilities is a complex process. Educators play an important role in supporting children to manage their own behaviour. Positive, respectful daily interactions with children can support them to learn about interdependence and to become considerate citizens. These relationships provide a solid foundation from which to guide and support children as they develop the self-confidence and skills to manage their own behaviour, make decisions and relate positively and effectively to others.

The Reflective Teacher and the Adolescent

Dates: 22nd & 23rd November 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

In today’s result-driven world, there has been a rise in adolescent depression, abusive trends, and substance abuse. Self-reflection is necessary for educators so they can evaluate their own behavior in the classroom, ensuring that class-time inspires, and adds value to young, impressionable minds. Teachers who are reflective, and skilled at adopting meaningful approaches can do wonders for a child’s mental and emotional stability, which then translates into academic success.

Promoting TALK in the Early Years’ Classroom

Dates: 7th & 8th November 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Children who hear more words learn more words and have a better vocabulary. Early Years’ Teachers play a pivotal role in developing the language skills that pay off exponentially as the child progresses through school. This two-day workshop will focus on language development in Early Years, exploring classroom language activities, games, read aloud, prompts and story telling techniques.

Teacher Motivation – The Driving Force

Dates: 30th, 31st October & 1st November 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Recent studies show that teachers suffer more than other professional groups from the occupational lack of motivation. A global understanding of teacher motivation requires an adequate framework for its study. Many educational psychologists are already working in this area and new findings and helpful tools are being suggested for teachers and educational managers. This workshop will not only help teachers to self-assess their levels of motivation but also find ways to keep these boasted throughout their teaching career.

Teaching Science through Project Work

Dates: 23rd & 24th October 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

A science project is an experiment, a demonstration, a research effort, a collection of scientific items, or display of scientific apparatus presented for viewing. It provides an opportunity to represent the efforts of a student’s investigation into some area of interest and to share the results of those investigations.

Liven up Your Library

Dates: 16th, 17th & 18th October 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

The school library is a central hub and combines several elements — library staff, resources, and space. Each of these plays an important part in supporting teaching and learning and combines to form an integrated whole that makes the school library most effective. The purpose of your school library is to help every member of your school community gain new knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning and personal development that they will use throughout their lives.

Developing Reading Skills in Young Learners

Dates: Thursday September 21st & Friday September 22nd, 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Reading involves multiple cognitive, emotional, and social abilities, each of which influences the beginning reader’s success. Learning to read is a sequential process; a cognitive ability to identify the sounds with their symbols, connecting them together in order to make words, sentences, and paragraphs. Strategies that help teachers to learn how to improve child’s reading skills is what this Reading Skills session is all about.