Target audience

  • All teachers and practitioners from all phases.

Webinar Description

Your pupils are used to interacting with you during school time not just through lessons and academic learning but through a human connection within a community of learners.

Many pupils will currently feel lonely and isolated as they do not have the physical or human connection with you which we all take for granted during the school day.

Some will be adaptable and manage their time well, using technology and those around them to make them feel less isolated, alone or lonely. But what about those who may not be coping and isolation is impacting their mental health and wellbeing. During this session, Nina Jackson will show and share some tools, tips and strategies with you where you can keep in contact, check in and check out with your pupils as well as offering support from a distance.

Learning Outcomes

  • To be able to empathise with pupils who may be quietly suffering with withdrawal, anxiety and loneliness by using simple steps to check with their wellbeing.
  • Learn how to use simple tools to connect with your learners and check on their wellbeing as well as thei academic progress.
  • Be able to adapt tools shared to meet the needs of your pupils and in turn, help yourself to develop some simple Edtech skills for future learning and wellbeing.

Presenter Biography

Few in education have the breathtaking grasp of Nina ‘Ninja’ Jackson about what makes classrooms, and those in them, tick. Winner of the IPDA International Prize for Education, the TES has decribed her as an ‘inspirational, evangelical preacher of education’. Nina’s particular gift is in working with SEN, the Gifted and Talented and engaging disaffected learners. As an international education consultant, she has worked with the Ministry of Education, UNESCO and UNICEF in Chile, Ghana, India, China, the Middle East and Europe. In her first book she shared her research on how music improves classroom learning and motivation. Her latest, the bestselling ‘Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons: A Compendium of Careful Advice for Teachers’, has helped thausands of teachers put the ‘fizz’ back into the classrooms.