5 Languages of Appreciation in Class
School and parents work for the same cause; kids should learn, and that they should have a safe, nurturing environment in school. The school owner and principal know about their responsibilities for creating a good learning environment. These points are based on what the research shows are the most important factors:
- Classroom Management
- Pupil Relations
- Home-school collaboration
- Organization and leadership
Of course you are aware that “All students in primary schools and upper secondary schools have the right to a good physical and psychosocial environment that promotes health, well-being and learning.” This follows the Education Act § 9a-1.
Good psychosocial environment at school. What is it all about??
The school’s psychosocial environment is about how staff and pupils behave towards each other at school. The psychosocial environment includes interpersonal relationships at school, the social environment and the students’ and staff’s experiences on the matter.
School environment should promote health, well-being and learning of pupils. This includes being exposed to offensive words and actions, neither from classmates nor teachers.
There is a “whole jungle” of anti-bullying program to choose from. “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in class” is also a research-based training course. Why choose us rather than others?
- Fastest and most effective program. Only 8 hours (or 10 hours of 45 min).).
- Students and teachers learning tools useful for life.
- Easy to implement (the teacher does not experience the concept as complicated and demanding, or as “yet another thing to do in an allready challenging time scedule”)
- Easy to learn and to apply immediately.
- Prevention, rather than “fire fighting” cases of bullying.
- Trauma Sensitive program.
The 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work:
As principal or school authority you are obviously aware of the responsibility for employees’ psychosocial environment. Research shows that the vast majority of new teachers leave because they did not feel appreciated by their manager, and because they did not feel appreciated by society. See lector magazine, , http://www.norsklektorlag.no/getfile.php/Filer/Lektorbladet%20(filmappe)/LB6.2012_web.pdf. We as a society are facing a lack of number of teachers.
For you to make the most of the ones you’ve already employed, it is important that they know that you care and that they feel appreciated. This creates commitment, sharing of learning, less absenteeism and lower level of turnover.
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The 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work is a course that only takes about 8 hours. You can do it in one day, two half days or it can be tailored to fit your school’s scedule.
You will get an overview of what each employee needs to feel valued and colleagues are taught how to give the appropriate kind of support and encouragement to each other. Working environment and job satisfaction is created largely by employees at the same level, and should not be dependent on the management itself.
Questions to pupils after ended course: «Safety for the whole class».
What is your thoughts when we say “Appreciated at School”?
Examples of answers given:
«It has helped us a lot. This has been useful for the environment in our class. And it has been nice having Anita in class.»
«I’m thinking that I like words of affirmation and gifts best, when I’m at school.»
«A useful course for improving the environment in class.»
«Et kurs som hjelper deg med hvordan du kan få deg venner.»
«This is a course where you learn what real love is.»
«I think it makes people kinder. And we have learned how to let people know of your feelings.»
“This is a course where you learn to give love to others and to be considerate and caring.”
“I learned how to appreciate others. How to get others to feel valuable. “
“Anita comes and teaches us how to treat others, and she helps us / me find my love language. Great lessons, where we learn something out of the ordinary.”
“We have learned the 5 languages, and what I can do to make sure others have a great day.”
“If you don’t know what this is, it may seem very strange. But I think it has been very useful, because I have become more aware of others. “
“Love and feeling safe.”
“I appreciated that the course was taught in English.”
“One learns how to behave towards others.”
“I think about Anita and that we have different languages. About how to act towards others and ourselves. “
“You learn how to treat others in a good way.”
“It is a course on love and how you can learn to like others. Then you get a better environment around you. “
“We learn how to like each other better.”
“Take care of each other and show much love for each other.”