Wellbeing and restorative practices in the early years with Kelly McBurnie
July 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outline: Getting beyond – “Stop it! I don’t like it!” to create an RP environment. How do we move children towards becoming more reflective at a very early age? How should we deal with conflict on the playground? What alternatives are there to time out and/or punishment? How can we communicate this to parents?This session will discuss the benefits of a restorative approach to conflict in the early years. Learn set phrases and terminology (to use with students) from someone who has experienced the creation of an RP centre, first hand. Leave with tips and tricks to start using affective language tomorrow.
Age Range applicable: Toddlers – Prep
Teaching Standards: AITSL-1,4,6,7 | QSA-2,5,6
Bio: Kelly McBurnie is currently the P-2 Coordinator at St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly. She was awarded the National NEiTA Award 2013 for Innovation, was nominated Brisbane Person of the Year 2013, Griffith Alumni of the Year 2014 and Positive Teacher of the Year 2015. She has published articles for Canberra’s Child and The Educational Leader and spoke at the Asian Conference in Education in Kobe, Japan in October 2015 on Choice Theory. In 2018 she presented two workshops at the ECTA conference related to digital literacy and oral language competencies in the early years. She currently undertaking a Leadership Course through the Australian School of Applied Management and completing her Masters.
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