Kids in Connection is about coming back to and making paramount in our classrooms the importance of connecting with children. It is about bringing a sense of playfulness, lightness and fun back into our classrooms. We are after all working with children and this is their essence.
Today teachers are experiencing an ever-increasing workload. They are being faced with children that are displaying more extreme behaviours and being asked to do much more in this role than ever before. With these demands, it can become quite easy to develop a pattern of just getting through the day. In this the joy of working with children can be lost. In our current times, with our current pace of life, it is more important than ever that we take the time to develop real and meaningful connections with the children we are working with.
Kids in Connection offers support to teachers in finding their own way to deal with the demands they face, while also re-connecting to the joy of working with children and finding a way to develop deep connections with the children in their class. The benefits of this, for all, are endless.
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel" Socrates.
Kids in Connection in the Media
BAYFM Interview with Kristy Wood.
Director of Kids in Connection, Kristy Wood talks about the issues facing children and teachers in the current teaching climate.
Interview Part 1 - Can't see the video? View it on YOUTUBE here
Interview Part 2 - Can't see the video? View it on YOUTUBE here