Teacher Training & Development

Online Training

A supportive and interactive online course

Course cost: R380

Creating Emotional Safety in your classroom

SACE Service Provider number - PR13369

15 CDP points

2 online contact hours, via zoom and approximately 4 hours course time - to be completed over 4 weeks. 

Creating emotional safety and connection is essential for happy, healthy and resilient children.

This course is focused on giving you the tools and skills to create emotional safety and connection in any situation with a focus on how to practically apply this in your classroom and school.

When you focus on cultivating and growing the skills and tools first, it becomes easier to incorporate them into your daily lives, and your classrooms.

  • Learn how to establish emotional safety with your partner, friends and children
  • Build stable and secure connections
  • Learn what the 5 magic ingredients are to create emotional safety
  • Understand why connection is essential for us to thrive
  • Repairing connection, creating resilience


A supportive and interactive online course

Course cost: Free

Emotional Wellness Basics - Self-paced course

SACE Service Provider number - PR13369

10 CDP points

Increasing your own capacity to identify and understand you own feelings allows for you as a teacher to be able to create calmer teaching environments and support children of all ages to navigate and manage their feelings. 

This course will support you to begin developing the skills you need for your emotional well-being. It will help you to understand and better navigate your emotions, through it's simple and practical teaching style. Once you have completed this course you will feel more confident to express, explore and feel your emotions without feeling overwhelmed or out of control. It is a practical and effective course for anyone who is interested in finding more ease in your day to day life, decreasing stress and getting better at communicating how you are feeling.



A supportive and interactive online course

Course cost: R 480

Harmonious classrooms - a new look at classroom management

SACE Service Provider number - PR13369

15 CDP points

The purpose of the course

Is to equip teachers and staff members at schools with the skills and tools they need to create a harmonious school and classroom environments. More traditional approaches like punishment, reward or manipulation to manage classroom discipline have proven ineffective for creating long lasting changes in behaviour in children.
“Harmonious Classrooms” takes a new look at discipline and classroom management and will help teachers create a supportive structure so they can investigate and uncover what is getting in the way of any child feeling safe and connected in their classroom; once this in known they can implement strategies to shift disruptive behaviour.
Summary of the course content
The course is presented online over a 6-week period. Students work through the material at their own pace using the online learning platform.

In each section of the course there are practical activities to be completed at home and/or in the classroom. The course is divided into 3 main parts:

  • Part 1: Personal Development Journey: Listening, boundaries, personal values and personal agreements
  • Part 2: Class values, classroom agreements, and consequences versus punishment
  • Part 3: Practical classroom intervention tools with loads of examples you can implement immediately
The course focuses on skills development of teachers so they are able to successfully implement classroom management practices to support how they want their classroom environment to be.


A supportive and interactive online course

Course cost: R 450

This course will open for enrollment on the 4th of March.

Course starts 6th of May 2020

Environments of Love (Part 1) - Shifting the bullying culture

SACE Service Provider number - PR13369

Awaiting CDP points accreditation

Purpose of the Course

The purpose of this course is to educate teachers to have a good understanding of:
  • What bullying is;
  • What the elements and influencing factors of bullying are;
  • The role of those in the bullying triad;
  • How children display bullying behaviours; and
  • How to set up interventions to prevent bullying and/or how to intervene if it is happening.

This course is divided into 3 sections:

  • Part A: Understanding and contextualizing the bullying framework used in Environments of Love
  • Part B: Applying the “Bullying Triad” to better understand and shift behaviours in all role-players
  • Part C: Practical skills for teachers and learners to develop to support shifting the bullying culture
Course Outcomes
Part A: Understanding and contextualizing the bullying framework used in Environments of Love
  • What are Environments of Love ~ to hold a vision of a loving and harmonious school where bullying is minimal
  • Unpacking bullying ~ to understand and define what bullying is and an introduction to the role-players in the bullying triad
  • Why do kids bully ~ to understand the psychology behind bullying behaviour
Part B: Applying the “Bullying Triad” to better understand and shift behaviours in all role-players
  • Redefining a learner who bullies ~ to understand why a child may be bullying and create a strategy to support that child to shift their behaviour
  • The bullied ~ to learn about the repercussions of bullying and the long lasting impact on the bullied learner
  • The bystander ~ to learn about the essential role of bystanders in preventing bullying and how to foster the development of relevant skills in bystanders
  • Bonus: Cyber-bullying ~ to understand the prevalence of and damage caused by cyber-bulling and the importance of improved digital citizenship education programs in schools
Part C: Practical skills for teachers and learners to develop to support shifting the bullying culture
  • What you can do as a teacher ~ to be able to more effectively handle and prevent instances of bullying through practical skills development and tools for the teacher
  • Skills to be developed in all learners ~ to be able to more effectively handle and prevent bullying situations through practical skills development for the learners
  • Taking a look at your school policy on bullying ~ to reflect on your school’s policy and if you as the teacher feel it is comprehensive or relevant in light of what you have learnt in this course

In Person Teacher Training

Workshops offered countrywide

Emotional safety in the classroom

When children are nurtured and taught in emotionally safe environments, they have a greater capacity to learn and grow into their full potential, courage to face challenges, a natural curiosity and the opportunity to cultivate resilience.

Current research states that for children to connect in healthy ways and express their authentic confident selves they need to feel emotionally safe. This workshop covers the specific ingredients you need to cultivate emotional safety. You will walk away with the foundations of the skills you need to create emotional safety and tools you can immediately use in your classroom.


Foundations for Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness skills are predicted to become the most sought-after skills in the future for the children of today, in relation to success and employability.

With the school curriculum so pressured you are not able to introduce an entirely new subject. The only way you are going to be able to teach and facilitate these skills in and for children is to incorporate them, little by little into many moments and classes throughout the day. Fortunately, once you can identify and grow the skills in yourself it becomes easy to incorporate and model them throughout your teaching day.


Environments of love

This training is designed to effectively address the bullying culture which is so prevalent in our schools.

To create long lasting change, we need to support connection consistently in our daily actions, taking small steps and making simple changes which lead to shifts in the culture and environment in a school.

This training focuses on using connection to invite co-operation and change. By taking a deeper look at what bullying is, what is going on under the surface you will increase your understanding of the root causes contributing to the bullying behaviour. Here is your starting point to make an impact on the bullying culture, here you will learn how you can be proactive and preventative in the face of bullying, and create a culture of respectful, honouring relationships.

Partnering with schools

Partnering with schools to develop and implement customised strategies to create change and address any concerns with the behaviour of teachers and students. Supporting schools to develop strong cultures of emotional wellbeing.