I was lucky enough to try out some techniques with a year eight girl today and I felt 100% more confident speaking to a young girl who has been reluctant to open up to anybody and has been in and out of hospital over the past month. Before I knew it 45 minutes had passed and I had said barely anything. The student said “it was nice to actually talk and not be lectured”.
Very powerful tools rocky!!! Cheers.
A most excellent and productive workshop that gave me a new outlook towards classroom management.
Sefton High School
Thanks so much for last week’s professional development. I have been teaching for more years than I am willing to admit and don’t often put pen to paper but on this occasion I feel compelled to do so.
Your two day “Accidental counselling course” left me with many tools and a whole new outlook on helping my very needy students. I feel invigorated and empowered by my learning, the techniques you taught me, I have no doubt will make me more effective not only at a school level but also on a personal level.
I left on Thursday afternoon feeling a little overwhelmed but in the days that followed it all unravelled and I started to make sense of it all. The clarity of my mind on Monday morning when I was called upon to use my new learning was a really exciting moment for me, when for the first time I started to listen to one of my students in a whole new way.
I really can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend the accidental counselling course to anyone involved with children. Kind Regards.
As Deputy Principal of a large primary school, I am often faced with situations where I need to provide guidance and support for students.
Having recently completed the course, I have already used many of the strategies back at school and now feel more confident and well-equipped to deal with student issues.
The course was practical, action-packed and opened my mind to the many ways we can speak with and support students. I now feel better-equipped to manage the “difficult conversations” when my school counsellor isn’t on site. The added bonus is that many of the strategies will prove effective in my personal life as well.
Thanks Rocky! I will definitely be recommending the course to my staff.
Grafton Public School
I will be able to take these strategies to my faculty and help them deal with their management difficulties.
St Clair High School
Kelly, Jane and I attended the March Accidental Counsellor Training and have been following your techniques and it has made such an impact on our new Pastoral Care Centre.
We have had many positive comments from students, teachers and parents, with parents calling us to ask us to help their child. We feel like we now have a solid philosophy to inform our decisions and a very clear vision of how we can best help our students. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us….. don’t think we would still be coping without your invaluable guidance.
Orana Steiner School, Canberra
This classroom management training provided new insights and ideas. The focus on teacher presence is valuable if not challenging.