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Saturday, January 25 • 11:15 - 12:15
To be BRIEF – Let’s talk solution focus!

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In teaching, counselling and school administration, the work we do in schools is focused on promoting success; nurturing positive change.  Directly or indirectly, we strive to find ways to improve student learning opportunities. When we focus on the “problem”, the chances are we get bogged down in the “problem”. When we shift the emphasis to describing our best hopes and our preferred futures, we are empowered to construct a solution-focused path, using skills and capabilities we already have in our toolbox.
We (the student, the teacher, the team) are the agents of our own change and the questions we ask of ourselves determine how best we can be the expert in our own learning and change. The more we recognize what we do well, the better the foundation we have to build upon. We can use solution-focused approaches to better understand ourselves as educators, our students, their parents and our colleagues.

The aim of this session is to introduce solution focused ideas for a variety of purposes, for example in pastoral care of individual children or small groups, class management, conflict resolution, for behavioural management, in staff self-appraisals and professional coaching, and for our campus annual goal setting.

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Sarah Kupke

Head of Campus, International School of Stuttgart Sindelfingen Campus
I have been the Head of Campus of the International School of Stuttgart’s satellite school in Sindelfingen since 2004. Over the past 13 years we have developed a dual-language programme to nurture the additional language development, while supporting and strengthening the mother... Read More →

Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15 CET
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