Understand Your Child Learning and Behavior

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Theme:                Maximising Our Children’s Performance in Learning

 

Workshop #1:    The Five Common Learning Challenges & What to do

Duration:             2 hours (inclusive of 15-minute tea-break)

Day:                       5 September 2018 (Wednesday)

Time:                     Evening; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trainer:                Xie Guohui, Education Consultant

Synopsis: Our school-age children are facing many daily challenges in school today. Many are either struggling to cope with the demands of our school curriculum or simply giving up their struggle in their academic studies. Parents want their children to do well in their studies so that they can be proud of their achievements in addition to better future prospect in their career development. For those who are struggling in school, parents are anxious to know what to do and how to help them. In this workshop, it focuses on the five common learning challenges and what teachers and parents can do to help their children cope with them.

Take-aways:      Participants will be given checklists to find out their children’s learning challenges in the following two main areas of potential learning challenges: (1) Sensory processing difficulties; and (2) Executive function difficulties. The three important sensory processing difficulties are (i) auditory (aural and oral) processing difficulties, (ii) visual-spatial processing difficulties, and (iii) written output difficulties. The two important executive function difficulties are (i) the executive skill difficulties and (ii) attention-concentration difficulties. Handouts on generic what-to-do will be given to participants.

 

Workshop #2:    Probable Solutions to Behavior Problems: What Parents and Teachers can do

Duration:             3 hours (inclusive of 15-minute tea-break)

Day:                        6 September 2018 (Thursday)

Time:                      Evening; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trainer:                 Xie Guohui, Education Consultant

Synopsis: Today parents and teachers are complaining of children with challenging behavioural issues both at home and in class/school. This 2-hour workshop aims to explore briefly these behavioral challenges and hopes to provide some probable solutions with examples on how both parents and teachers can work collaboratively together to cope or manage such behavioral issues. Participants will learn about behavior excesses and deficits, their causes and the origins of such causes, obstacles to solving these challenging behavioral issues, and what adults can do to influence positively and change such problematic behavioural issues.

Take-aways:      Participants will be given the Challenging Behaviour Impact Factor to evaluate the behavioural issues of their own children. 

 

Workshop #3:    How Music can boost Reading Performance in Children

Duration:             2 hours (inclusive of 15-minute tea-break)

Day:                        7 September 2018 (Friday)

Time:                      Evening; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trainer:                  Cai Juangshen, Music Consultant

Synopsis: Music can contribute to our children's awakening to different subject matters, particularly to reading and writing.  Music can be a very powerful tool for evoking emotions. Therefore, the use of music as a stimulus for positive emotions can make it an incubator for our children’s growth in literacy concepts that are weaved into it.  Studies have found that reading age of children receiving the music curriculum was significantly higher than those without with large effect size.  In other words, learning music (e.g., singing or playing a musical instrument) can be used as an efficient complementary educational approach to facilitate the development of word recognition abilities for our children, especially those in preschool.  It has been found that music can eventually help reduce reading difficulties when our young children enter primary school.

Take-aways:      Participants will be provided activities on how to use music to help their children to develop positive attitude as well as aptitude towards learning to read and write.

 

Venue for Training:      Kim Keat Christian Church Kindergaden,  11 Beng Wan Road,  Singapore 339843

                                      

Trainer’s brief biodata

Guohui Xie, an Education Consultant in private practice, began his career as a school teacher until he left to further his educational studies in Perth, Western Australia, and Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He has double bachelor’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Special Education & Psychology, and later went on to complete his post-graduate diploma of educational studies in Reading Education. He returned to Singapore to become a reading specialist before he left his position to further his studies in Australia to obtain his master degree in Language & Literacy. He also completed his doctorate in education. Currently, he is a free-lance trainer working overseas and has been supervising trainees in counselling and educational therapy.

 

Zhuangsheng Cai, a Music Education Consultant in private practice, did his early music education at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with a diploma. Later, he went overseas to further his music education at Northern Arizona University, USA, and graduated with double bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Business Management, and later went on to complete his post-graduate studies to obtain his master degree in Music Composition. He returned to Singapore to teach at the Methodist School of Music as a full-time piano instructor as well as lecturing piano pedagogy for music teachers. Currently, he is a free-lance piano instructor and teaches students in the Music Elective Programme for GCE-O and GCE-A levels.

 

Curriculum
Module 1: Maximising Our Children’s Performance in Learning