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Our programs

As you will see, our methods offer a unique way of balancing theory and practice.
Our programs have been developed by our highly skilled team of educators and other professionals based on their work over a number of years in schools and community settings. The programs are well researched with themes of resilience and wellbeing that are both grounding and empowering.

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Wings to Fly

Brisbane - March 23rd and 24th
Our flag-ship program is an SEL evidence-based program
for educators in the early years.
Wings is designed to support educators to optimise their pedagogical practice in order to enhance overall outcomes for children.

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Neuroscience for Educators

The aim of this seminar is to give educators an overview of how our understanding of neuroscience impacts social, emotional and academic learning in the classroom. We'll help you understand the implications neuroscience has for educators and parents, especially in the areas of social and emotional learning.

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Brain talk for kids

Research has demonstrated that teaching students about how their brain works (in particular, that the brain is plastic and can develop new capacities with effort and practice) makes a big difference in how constructively children deal with mistakes and setbacks and how motivated they are to persist until they achieve mastery.

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Mindfulness for wellbeing

The power of thought is central in creating our experience of life. In this introduction, we explore both the nature of mind and thought. In order to build our wellbeing we need to become more aware of our negative thinking patterns and understand how these patterns cause us to experience challenges.

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Building resilience in families

A family's ability to negotiate their journey and keep going depends on the skills they are working on along the way. Some are internal skills we can build and develop, whilst others external, which encompass the relationships in children's lives. This seminar will enhance your understanding of the importance of interactions, connectedness and relationships in assisting children to build resilience.

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Growth mindset

Why do some people give up when challenged while others thrive? Why do some students learn from feedback whilst others ignore it? Why do some children regard effort as essential for success while others regard it as a weakness?
Based on research from leading Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, this seminar explores the concept of mindsets and how they impact on resilience, motivation and performance.

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Looking beyond behaviour

Looking Beyond Behaviour explores the underlying message in children's behaviour and the impact of our expectations and beliefs upon our responses and strategies.
All children need a sense of connectedness, however some need to be taught the tools.

"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." Carl Jung
Looking Beyond Behaviour is available as a two hour in-person training program or online.

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Social and emotional learning

Weaving social and emotional learning concepts into culture... What approaches are you taking to enhance SEL of students in your classroom? On what theory are you basing these approaches? What evidence do you have that you are progressing towards your SEL goals?

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Journey to the Island of Calm

Journey to the Island of Calm is a Social and Emotional Learning program for upper primary aged children ages 9 to 11.
The metaphor of a Journey is used to speak of growth through adversity.

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Wings to Fly
resilient woman 2 Our programs

Through developing social and emotional learning and resilience skills in children, young people and families we aim to prevent anxiety, depression and youth suicide. We use a strengths based approach which is underpinned by neuroscience, mindfulness and positive psychology.

Each of our programs are developmentally appropriate, with programs available for use in childcare and early learning settings for children 0-5 years, early primary, upper primary and into high school. Each program builds on the one before it so children can consistently have core social and emotional wellbeing skills reinforced.

The programs have been designed so that once trained the facilitators can easily integrate them into their classrooms or community centres. Each program comes with a Facilitator Guide, lesson plans, extra downloadable resources and activity books for participants.

Wings to Fly book coverWings to Fly

Wings to Fly is an essential professional development program for all early years educators (0 to 5 years). Its up-to-date research and unique delivery have proven positive effects for both the educator and the children in their care.

The program builds upon educators capacity and strategies by developing a greater understanding of ways to build relationships that support children's resilience and wellbeing.

Pathways to Resilience is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at the Proficient Teacher Level.

NESA logoCompleting Wings to Fly will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing the standard 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Wings to Fly can be delivered via our trained facilitators at your centre (within Australia) and is now also available as an online PD for early years' educators anywhere, anytime (world-wide). To experience this truly unique and cutting-edge program firsthand, click the [Wings Online] button and then click [About].

If you have already completed the Wings program, click the [Wings Resources] button to access the resources.

Neuroscience for Educators

This 90 minute introductory session for educators and parents provides an understanding of how students' brains actually work - and by using that knowledge, positively influence classroom education.

Others have said...

This workshop gave me a better understanding and will help me in my role as an education and employment facilitator. - Joshua S, Brisbane 2015

It is so important to understand how the brain works. I recommend this session to all parents and teachers. - Peti, Logan 2016

Great tools and strategies that can work across most age levels, presented in a fun and interactive way. - Nicole W, Brisbane 2015

Everyone needs to know these concepts. - Ashley B, Brisbane 2015

I would recommend this training to others - it was a real eye opener. - Jamie G, Brisbane 2015

brain talk for kidsBrain talk for kids

Invite us to come to you and introduce students to their 'hardware' (the brain) and 'software' (the mind). We'll show that understanding how the brain works can help in cultivating happiness and wellbeing along with emotional regulation and self-regulation.

Please print the brochure or contact us to find out more.

Mindfulness for wellbeingMindfulness for wellbeing

Mindfulness gives us the ability to stay calm and present, to gently and wisely transform our difficult experiences into understanding.

The workshop aims to introduce participants to the concepts of mindfulness, look at the benefits of mindfulness and to explore how it might be introduced into everyday life. It can also be tailored specifically for educators to bring wellbeing into the classroom. Both seminars run for 90 minutes.

Building resilience in familiesBuilding resilience in families

The outcomes for families include:

Give us a call to see how this 2 hour workshop can be delivered to the families in your care.

growth mindsetGrowth mindset

This is a powerful seminar including outcomes such as:

looking beyond behaviourLooking beyond behaviour

If every parent and every educator knew why and how to look beyond the behaviour of children, it would open the door to reveal the strengths that can be built upon.

This workshop includes:

weaving SELWeaving SEL

In this workshop, we explore common issues in implementing evidence-based SEL programs, show educators how to turn SEL concepts into classroom culture and complete a grid identifying beginning steps, specific practices and general opportunities to 'weave'.

Journey to the Island of CalmJourney to the Island of Calm

The program takes children on a journey as a ship's captain. Each week on their Journey to the Island of Calm they face an adversity which requires 'social and/or emotional skills' to meet the needs of the challenge. Metaphors, like keeping a captain's log, along with very practical and easily practiced activities make this a very engaging and memorable young persons' social and emotional learning program.

Please contact us directly to see how this can be delivered to students in your school.

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