Jogo Behaviour Support's 6th Annual Conference is being held on Friday 29th March 2019 at Sedgebrook Hall, Chaptel Brampton, Northampton.
Marie Delaney - Keynote Speech - "I am a Teacher, not a Therapist - get me out of here"
For today’s teachers, there is a wealth of information about ways to therapeutically understand the difficulties which students might be having with learning and behaviour. There is the research from neuroscience on the brain, the knowledge we now have about the effects of poor attachment, the needs of children to play, the effects of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), trauma informed schools ... the list goes on.
But what does this mean for the classroom teacher? How can the learning from these areas realistically be put to practical use in the classroom? In this talk, Marie will discuss these issues and look at ways in which the (sometimes) opposing worlds of therapy and teaching can come together to support vulnerable children and young people in their learning.
Marie Delaney is a teacher, educational psychotherapist, trainer and writer. She has extensive experience of working with students who have been affected by traumatic early years experiences and who display challenging behaviour, having worked in non-formal education, mainstream and special school settings. Her main interests are applying therapeutic thinking approaches to understanding learning and behaviour in school, supporting the wellbeing of staff and pupils, unlocking learning blocks and reaching those ‘unreachable’ students.
She is the author of ‘Teaching the Unteachable’ (2008), ‘What can I do with the kid who.. (2010, Worth Publishing). ‘Attachment for Teachers’ (2017 Worth Publishing) and ‘Into the Classroom : SEN‘ OUP (2016). She is co-author of the British Council’s course for teachers on SEN and co-author of the British Council Language for Resilience report on the role of language in enhancing the resilience of refugees. (2016)
Dr Andrew Curran - Keynote Speech - Attachment, Neurobiology and Behaviour - A Potent Stew
Twenty-five years of neurobiological research tells us that children learn best when they feel loved.”
Dr Andrew Curran will take a detailed look at the effects of attachment on the brain and show how that translates into the totality of behavioural capabilities. He will offer insights into how the environments of learning can be constructive or destructive to an individual and explain how mindful mentalised love is actually the solution
Dr Andrew Curran is a practising paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist who is also committed to using his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain to make a difference in the educational experience of all young people. He has been involved with Manchester University’s Department of Education, developing research ideas looking at the use of emotional literacy in our classrooms. More recently he has conducted work exploring the processing of reward in the human brain. He believes passionately in the importance of understanding the individual, connecting with them emotionally and leading them into self directed learning.
His book, the Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain (published by Crown House Publishing) is recognised as one of the leading books about understanding brain based learning and the importance of emotional literacy in our classrooms and in our lives. He is a talented and internationally recognised presenter both to live audiences and on television where he was a main presenter on the BBC3 series Make My Body Younger. He is an associate of Independent Thinking Ltd www.independentthinking.co.uk.