Facilitator Training & Certification
This interactive course is designed to challenge your ability to think quickly, and creatively about the subject that you teach. Develop skills, recognize your own personal gifts and engage in a dynamic group process.
Learn ways to facilitate creativity into your classroom. Explore classroom strategies using storytelling, drumming, journaling, & drawing. You also learn to use structure, reflection, and the teaching wheel. We will experience in practice Multiple Intelligences. The course is interactive as participants you are expected to focus on your particular vocabulary of expressing creativity, and share that with the class. You will learn to encourage leadership, empowerment, freedom, community and social skills within your classroom. This course is designed for people who teach at any level-from kindergarten to university, and in any setting from math & economics to music or yoga.
These workshops are a mix of cutting edge thinking blended with ancient wisdom and personal understanding.
Are you a Leader, coach, teacher or helping professional who wants your work to have a greater impact? Do you want to expand your capacity to be creative, to be present, and promote success, and connect with your students? To help others succeed we are continually challenged to learn more about ourselves. The Living Education Institute’s training is about taking risks that will allow you to connect to those you work with. Remember, discover, and honour the inspiration with which you began your journey.
2-3 Hour Workshops
Beginnings & Endings
Learn how and why to begin and end a class, project, or meeting with your unique and inpiring approach. Discover ways to engage participation, and set the stage for excellence.
There is nothing more fundamental to group work than speaking and being heard. The talking circle enables each person the opportunity to be heard, and each person the chance to listen. The skill of running a good discussion are essential to any group where individuals make plans that they are committeed to. This tool has been used in corporate boardrooms and kindergarten classes-with success.
Explore the art, and the reason for using storytelling, and encouraging storytelling. This ancient, and personal art brings to the fore what is important to the individual, and can encapsulate what is important for a group. Learn to encourage continual student feedback, and discover sources for stories.
1 Day Workshops
Practical Multiple Intelligences
Come and explore a teaching method that will help you to get your students thinking. This is an excellent method to get students to see things from different perspectives. The workshop will be participatory, engaging and informative. Using multiple intelligence theory- explore the four ways of perceiving of intellect, emotion, physical and natural. The teaching wheel assists students to appreciate their own way of doing things, and helps them relate to others who perceive differently from themselves. The Teaching Wheel can be used in any group from grade 1 to university. It is especially useful for teaching critical skills, and helping students to think for themselves. It is a powerful tool to add to any teaching repertoire. This will be a talk and a discussion.
5 Day Workshop
The Art & Spirit of Teaching
In this course you will learn ways to facilitate creativity into your classroom. We explore classroom strategies using storytelling, music, journaling, & drawing. You also learn to use ceremony, meditation, and native tools such as the medicine wheel. We will experience in practice Multiple Intelligences as identified by Howard Gardner.
The course is interactive as participants you are expected to discover your particular vocabulary of expressing creativity, and share that with the class. The course gives you skills to encourage leadership, empowerment, freedom, community and social skills within the classroom.
This course is designed for people who teach at any level-from kindergarten to university, and in any setting from math & economics to teaching music or yoga.
Day 1: Culture and Nature –
Explore systems, methods and practices for thinking out-of-the-box. This is the large picture of leadership. This introductory day will give you tools to think through issues and problems to create lasting results and discover new solutions to old problems.
Find out how you relate and how your gifts connect with nature on an intellectual level and then learn how to integrate that information into your life.
how people understand the world around themselves, and themselves within the world.
how nature works,
how our society and economy ("human systems") depend on clean air water, and soil and other resources (products of "natural systems").
Emotional, physical & spiritual intelligence & strategies for thinking out-of-the-box! This is the basic structure, we will co-create the ways in which we explore.
Day 2: Thoughts are Things –
• Use ecological and environmental thought to create unique solutions
• Environmental Intelligence
• Approaches to Facilitation
Day 3: Heart Wisdom –
Body Centred Wisdom
learn how to continually listen to that little voice which whispers to you from the natural world, and improve your ability to understand complex issues. systems, methods and practices for thinking environmentally.
• Communication strategies
• Engage your power centre to communicate powerfully to those with whom you engage.
• Be courageous, sensitive, and determined.
Day 4: Visioning & Envisioning –
• Expand your sense of self and learn to make decisions that are right for you.
Day 5:Grounding it all Down –
Planning your future
Using hands-on methods you will create a blueprint to put into practice the skills you learn in this workshop.
• In depth and practical uses of Teaching Wheel
• Your personal environmental blueprint