Circles of Storytelling: Narrative Approach to Understanding Behaviour

Circles of Storytelling is a narrative process that listens deeper using stories to generate reflective problem solving that can create lasting behaviour change and effective behaviour intervention plans. This is a particularly valuable process for those looking to enhance their leadership and facilitation skills or to build such processes into their school or team approach to complex pupils.

Course Category

Behaviour and Relationships
Meeting emotional needs
Visioning and Problem Solving

Description

Teams creating a working narrative that makes sense while reflecting and problem solving about emotional and behavioural needs at a deeper level.

Circles of Storytelling is a narrative process that listens deeper using stories to generate reflective problem solving that can create lasting behaviour change and effective behaviour intervention plans. This is a particularly valuable process for those looking to enhance their leadership and facilitation skills or to build such processes into their school or team approach to complex pupils.

Learn a deeper approach to problem solving which will provide you with a new and richer approach to developing inclusive strategies for dealing with the most difficult to reach children and young people. Reflect on your own emotional responses to individuals you work with, explore relationships and generate a new meaningful story about what is really going on.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Deeper understanding of what is actually happening underneath the behaviour of concern
  2. Increased confidence in managing and building relationships with challenging pupils in mainstream schools
  3. Process for locating richer and wider range of practical strategies to impact on behaviour problems
  4. Deeper understanding of a story that makes sense about what is happening between staff and pupils
  5. Opportunity to reflect on professional practice and create a meaningful narrative
  6. Mutual support established with other front line practitioners.

Who Is It For?

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Heads and Deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Learning Support and Guidance staff
  • Advanced Skills Teachers
  • Parents
  • Local Authority Support Services
  • Community Development workers
  • Early Years and School based Practitioners

Course Content

This can be introduced in one day but is better offered over a series of up to 10 twilight or half day workshops with individualised coaching.

The course answers the questions:

  • What story makes best sense of what is happening here?
  • Can we find an alternative to permanent exclusion or special unit or school placement?
  • Why are they behaving as they do?
  • Struggling with a child for whom praise is ineffective?
  • Feeling isolated in your responses to a childs needs?
  • Worried about where your instinctive reactions are leading you?
  • Dealing with strong personal feelings, which are getting in the way of your reactions to a pupil?
  • Cannot seem to get any consensus view of a young person’s behaviour/needs amongst all the professionals involved everyone pulling in different directions?

We will cover:

  • Setting the tone
  • Background and detailed teaching of process
  • Inclusion values underpinning this work
  • Gathering Stories
  • Graphic and process facilitation skills
  • Processes modelled and opportunities to try process out with coaching
  • Practical setting up of circles of storytelling
  • Lessons learned

We will model processes and teach as we go.

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Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

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Nottingham
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