A holistic whole person approach

Taking a holistic whole-person approach works and works well. In this video, I step you through some case studies and why the strategies help you to help the child thrive.

Any time you spend taking to get to know and connect with the child is never wasted time. It is always worth it in the long run. With a better understanding of them and a better connection will come less anxiety for them and a far better learning outcome overall.

Welcome to your 'Be a whole person'

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Do you agree with the idea of becoming more human to your pupils?

Or do you feel very nervous about doing so? What would need to be in place for you to be able to trust them enough to be more authentic?

Do you usually share something about yourself or have you tended to 'wear a protective teacher mask' when you teach?

If you have moved from a classroom role to that of a 1-2-1 tutor had you noticed that you have 'dropped your mask' slightly already?

Is there something about yourself that you would feel comfortable to share with your pupils to make you seem more human?

Thinking about one or more of your pupils...

Are there any of the strategies that you have seen me demonstrate that you have used yourself? If so which ones and how did you adapt them to your pupil and their needs?

Which ones do you think you could put into place straight away?