The first phase of a training programme titled, Positive Behaviour Support, will be conducted virtually on May 6th and 12th, 2022.
It will address key issues such as the impact of teacher bias on discipline, understanding factors that influence student behavior, contrasting Positive Behaviour Support with traditional forms of discipline and recognizing the limitations of traditional discipline.
Participants will also identify five strategies they can use in their schools to manage student behaviour.
What is also critical, from the teacher’s perspective, is the need for them to develop self-awareness and establish a self-care plan, guidance for both of which are included in the training programme.
The venture has the backing of the Ministry of Education and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.
This programme will be executed through the Ministry of Education’s Teacher Education, Performance and Professional Development Division.
It seeks to sensitise and train educators to use proactive strategies to deter students from displaying inappropriate and/or violent behaviours.
The programme targets School Supervisors, Principals, Deans of Discipline and two teachers each of twenty-eight selected Primary and Secondary schools in Trinidad.