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Our schools and colleges have never done so much to ‘teach’ whole school wellbeing, support mental health and engage young people in learning. Yet, young people have never been so disengaged, demotivated or distressed in our schools.
Dr Street firmly believes that the only way we can sustainably, effectively support youth wellbeing is through the development of contextual wellbeing in schools and colleges. Our role as educators is not to tell someone how to be well, or to reward them for behaving well. We have to provide young people with a context in which they can flourish.
In this keynote, Dr Helen Street will share evidence-based research and practical guidance to help support academic, and social and emotional learning in schools, and build more cohesive communities and equitable educational practice.
Delegates are invited to join this roundtable discussion on Home-School Partnerships.
Facilitated by Dr Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School and Executive Board at the Bavarians International School, this roundtable will be camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and reflect on their current challenges and opportunities around parental engagement.
Delegates are invited to join this roundtable discussion on multilingualism in international schools.
Facilitated by Dr Lorna Caputo-Greenall, a multilingualism and language expert, this roundtable will explore what a multilingually-minded school is and is not, and how building multilingually-minded educational communities can directly enhance DIEJ work in your schools.
Key discussion points will include:
Education matters, for individuals and for society. However, most of the policies that have been pursued have been directed at the kinds of schools that students attend—policies that, even when well implemented (which most are not) would have limited impact on student achievement.
What matters for student achievement is what happens inside the classroom, and what matters most is the quality of interaction between students and teachers; teachers finding out what their students know, and making appropriate adjustments to their instruction as a result.
In this keynote presentation, Matthew will explain why we must use data in schools as a force for good, and also as a critical tool in our #deij toolbox. He will argue that, on a triangle of student-level data, it is the vertex measuring attitudes and wellbeing which is most potent and important, as we seek to understand each emergent learner. He will offer a data model for doing just that, ensuring we keep #wellbeingfirst for all staff and students, now more than ever before.
*Programme subject to change