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SPRING ROADSHOW '24

BUILDING CURIOSITY THROUGH
PRODUCTIVE PUZZLING
WITH
SUSANNAH COLE (BERMUDA)

This engaging workshop will delve into the art of cultivating thinking skills through the power of productive puzzling.

We'll explore how grappling with challenging concepts not only stimulates cognitive engagement but also fosters resilience and deepens understanding. Whether you're a seasoned educator, a curious learner, or simply intrigued by the mechanics of thought, this workshop promises to inspire and equip you with practical strategies to foster curiosity, cultivate sharper thinking skills, and develop adaptability and perseverance. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock the mysteries of productive puzzling and unleash your student's cognitive potential!

Dates and Venues

7th October: Roedean School (SA), Johannesburg

9th October: Springfield Convent, Cape Town

11th October: tbc, Makhandla

14th October: St John’s D.S.G., Pietermaritzburg

16th October: Uplands College, White River

Time

8:30 - 15:00

Cost

R1875 pp

R1595 pp for TSSA Network members

SPECIAL: 4 for the price of 3

Register here! 

Comments from the Spring Roadshow 2023 on "Flexible Mindsets"

  • I think it will help the boys I teach notice and explore their own thinking and so become more self-reliant, resilient and help them feel more in control, have more "I can" moments - I am excited about that.

  • It was amazing, honestly. I felt that my "cup" was filled and I feel ready to tackle my teaching with a flexible mindset.

  • It has awakened in me new ideas on how to create self awareness among children. Teaching them to make conscious decisions. The need to PAUSE and reflect and should we want different results we cannot continue doing the same thing

In response to the question 'What did you like/find most worthwhile about the Roadshow?': 

  • It needs to be a learning zone not a performance zone. How do I put in the correct strategies (the flexible thinking tools) to make this happen.

  • The whole thing was awesome. I loved the content and the interaction. Incredible speaker who is so knowledgeable

  • Listening to a speaker of such caliber who kept us captive throughout the workshop with her style of presentation. Collaborating with colleagues from other schools, sharing ideas and experiences

  • The nugget of the how: give students time to use the TOOLS & STRATEGIES so they can PROVE to themselves they are capable. Connecting with other teachers and hearing from them about good practice in their classes

General comments:

  • Thank you for a very stimulating and inspiring day.

  • Susannah is a lovely dynamic speaker whose energy meant the day was fun and informative

  • I found this workshop to be a very self developing one- it helped me to identify where need to improve as a teacher in order to better assist my students. Thank you for that!!!!

Susannah is the managing director of reFLEXions®, Bermuda. She works alongside a team to provide resources, professional coaching and consultation to build Flexible Mindsets, by helping educators to reframe teaching to build resilience and adaptability for all students. Susannah is co-author of "Flexible Mindsets in Schools: Channeling Brain Power for Critical Thinking, Complex Problem Solving, and Creativity". She holds a MEd in developmental psychology and has worked as an early childhood educator, integrated middle school teacher, specialised autism therapist, learning support teacher and college professor. Her calling is to transform classrooms into spaces that centre responsiveness, relevance and curiosity.

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