Work is taking place on a new short online CPD course for dance teachers: Positive psychology for dance teachers. When this new course is available to book details be will posted on this site. Alternately you can contact us to register your interest in Positive psychology for dance teachers.
Positive psychology for dance teachers
The goal of positive psychology in well-being theory,…is to increase the amount of flourishing …
Seligman M E P (2011) Flourish: A new understanding of Happiness and Well-Being – and how to achieve them London Nicholas Brealey Publishing
…to facilitate the flourishing of each individual dancer by valuing them for what they are as well as what they can do.
Botham S (2000) A Dancer is a Person – poster presentation IADMS Conference, Miami, Florida
Current CPD courses
Current short online CPD courses for dance teachers
During lockdown all the short online CPD courses have adjustments made to the week 3 work to enable courses to be completed without the need to teach a class. An adjusted reflective exercise can be done instead of the usual relfections on the taught class or session.
Following on from the recent test session we are planing to do some more Free Mindful Relaxation sessions for dance teachers during the lockdown period.
Sessions will be once a week on Friday mornings at 10am (UK time) beginning Friday 17 April 2020 until further notice.
Each session is FREE and will be about 30 minutes mindful relaxation and if wanted perhaps a short chat afterwards.
Nourish yourself with a little bit of mindful relaxation. You don’t need to have done any before. It’s about feeling comfortable and doing something for you – sitting or lying down it is up to you.
These online sessions are done via Zoom. To participate we need to email you a link to click on to join the session. The easiest way to do this is if you can leave a comment below on this post and we can send you a link to the email address connected to your comment. The link will be sent out the day before the mindful relaxation session.
With so much change happening in our lives at the moment it can be good to take a few moments to relax and just be. With this in mind I thought that as a fellow dance teacher you may wish to take 20 minutes to join me sometime soon in a mindful relaxation session online.
Do you want to take 20 minutes to relax for free?
Many of you who have worked with me know that I am a big fan of relaxation and mindfulness and incorporate aspects of them in my courses for teachers.
Here in the UK we are in lockdown. We knew it was coming just as other countries have experienced this too. We have been told to stay at home unless we need to buy essential food or medicines or go out to take some exercise.
Who would have thought that we would experience a situation like this in 2020?
But with today’s technology we can continue to learn and develop despite classes being temporarily stopped in many places.
The current Short Online CPD courses for Dance Teachers are in their third week when usually teachers would be teaching their planned class to their chosen group of dance students and reflecting on them afterwards. However, as many dance schools have had to stop classes for the moment adjustments were made to the week 3 reflective task so that teachers could still complete their courses.
With the next group of courses starting in April adjustments will also be made for the week 3 reflective task for any teachers unable to teach a class or session. If you are taking a course in April you will be able to either do the usual week 3 task if you can teach a class where you are in the world or choose to do the adjusted reflective task instead. Whichever you choose you will receive the usual personal feedback for your weekly email tutorials which aim to contribute to your continuing professional development.
If you are concerned about being stuck at home with nothing to do then why not take a look at the April list of courses that you could take? It might be the ideal time for you to do some CPD. The list of three courses starting in April can be found on the Book a Course page.
Stay safe, take care wherever you are. Positive thoughts to you all.
Don’t forget that you can take advantage of the cheaper price of courses by booking before the end of February. You can book any of the courses listed until May 2020. You can find all the details in this earlier post.
Courses for March are looking good and as this post is just after the closing date we are extending the closing date to 25 February so you can still book until then (UK time). It is always enjoyable to work with teachers again and it is good to see current bookings are a mix of teachers new to these courses as well as teachers who have taken one or more courses previously. As always it will be great to have this opportunity to work with you.
NB: although the Book a Course page gives the closing date as 21 February you can continue to book until the end of 25 February (UK time).