On top of being passionate and talented educators who care deeply about the emotional wellbeing of children, our teachers have all undergone training in Aware Parenting and continue to receive training and support to boost their own wellbeing.
As parents, we know that our own wellbeing is vital in ensuring we have the energy, presence and patience to give our best selves to our children, and of course we want this for our teachers too. We run a program of listening partnerships and personal development that nourishes teachers so that they are able to give their best to their students.
Our teachers sought us out well before we advertised positions because the values and principles of Woodline are aligned with their own.
Their Aware Parenting Training means they know how to hold space for a child when their emotions get the better of them; they recognise that a child’s behaviour is reflective of her inner life and that when undesirable behaviours arise, it’s a call to understand what is going on for that child that has led to the behaviour. Connecting with a child in order to bring out his best is more a function of listening than explaining, and once the child has expressed themselves, they often feel released emotionally and can focus on learning.
All our staff are also deeply inspired by the curriculum we have created. Focusing on how a child learns, taking note of their unique personality and interests and encouraging them to develop a love of learning.
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