Comment on page
This guide will introduce you to a range of communication tools. The content is based on an understanding of the cross-section between psychotherapy and pedagogy, and provides systematic strategies that will help bring about real change in meetings.
The guide will help you to:
- Learn about creating a therapeutic relationship and why this is important in schools.
- Read case studies and apply information learned to relevant scenarios.
- Use planning templates to apply the learning in this guide to an upcoming meeting.
The following pages outline the units in this guide, which will give you a clearer idea of the key skills you should take away and how to apply them in a way that creates impact.
- Define “therapeutic relationship”
- Understand why this is important in schools
- Identify what a “therapeutic relationship” would look like in a school
- Identify key stakeholders and their roles in the therapeutic model
- Review key case studies of the impact of theory on student progress
There are three key considerations for creating meeting spaces that have an impact:
- The Space
- Categorise meeting space locations and explore how each would impact the meeting
- The Agenda
- Pre-planning the direction of a meeting and how it can be adjusted in the midst of change
- Recording Tools
- Reflect on ways to record key ideas from the meeting and how to share them with all stakeholders
- Understand the importance of equality and inclusion to meetings in schools
- Understand some of the ways moral values and judgements affect inclusion
- Understand how to apply this learning to a larger group of people or a whole setting
- Customise your own meeting plan
- Create collaborative tasks using Google Docs or other online collaboration tools
- Create questions that will spark conversation in your setting and gain some ideas about how to put this into practice