and Think Equal are partnering to provide training to teachers in Social and Emotional Learning throughout UK
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Bounce Forward and Think Equal have combined forces to create a new partnership to equip teachers to deliver high-quality lessons.
In the early years, a child’s personality and moral framework are at a crucial stage of development. They start to develop communication skills and develop their very sense of identity. It’s the ideal time to support their emotional and social awareness and build their intelligence and build their intelligence and competencies. That is why we are delighted to be embarking on this partnership to bring the Bounce Forward Think Equal Programme to teachers of early years.
The Bounce Forward Think Equal Programme brings together professional teacher training with the delivery of one level of the Think Equal Programme for just £385.
Bounce Forward is a charity dedicated and passion- ate about resilience as the key to personal develop- ment. Bounce Forward believes that teaching resilience skills should sit alongside academic lessons. Founded in 2009, Bounce Forward was incubated in its early years within Hertfordshire County Council and became an independent charity in 2016. The Adults really matter is one of key princi- ples for Bounce Forward. Teachers who understand the skills and competencies of emotional resilience for themselves provide better outcomes for children.
Social and emotional learning is vital and we need to professionalise the subject and provide this as core education to prevent fire-fighting issues, once they are more ingrained.
Think Equal views the child as an empowered being and cultivates the use of factual and positive language, which encourages communication and language development (prime area of learning and development – PA 1).
Think Equal provides the resources to create an active learning environment, which allows learners to explore and interact with objects and resources, linked to promoting physical development (PA 2). Think Equal promotes social cognition, including self-esteem and self-awareness and recognising feelings in others and themselves, encouraging characteristics such as empathy, which develops learners personally, socially and emotionally (PA 3). Think Equal promotes literacy (PA 5) as each week is based around a narrative book.
This narrative additionally allows Think Equal to give learners a chance to give learners a chance to become responsible global citizens and understand the world (PA 7) as they learn about different cultures, contexts and places.
This is further encouraged through an active learning environment, which also allows learners to express
themselves through art and design (PA 8).