Teachers, school leaders, education professionals and practitioners are invited to join Sevenoaks School’s two-day teaching and learning conference next week (13 & 14 October 2023).
Delegates can attend one or both days and benefit from presentations, insight into pedagogical research and interactive workshops from leading thinkers on the topic of practices to promote flourishing in the classroom and help students be the best versions of themselves.
Speakers will address the challenges and rewards of implementing flourishing practices in general. It will also delve into these three themes:
- Learning activities that develop a sense of meaning and purpose
- Creativity and the Arts
- Connecting with Nature
The conference is open to education professionals from the UK and overseas; access for one day is available for £70, and two-day tickets cost £100.
As part of Sevenoaks School’s commitment to sharing insight and best teaching practice with the whole of the education community, delegates from state schools can attend for free.
Having spent the past two years working with the Harvard Flourishing Program and Research Schools International (RSI) to understand how best to promote student flourishing, Sevenoaks School is excited to share its findings with other educators and engage in further thinking on the topic.
The video below explains what flourishing means to Sevenoaks School.
- Evidence-Informed Practices to Support Student Flourishing in Schools – Dr Christina Hinton, research associate and CEO for RSI
- Wellbeing in Schools – Dr Laura Taylor, deputy director at the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford
- Higher Engagement, Deeper Learning: Creating a Culture of Thinking & Understanding –- Dr Jim Reese, director of the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School
- It’s Flourishing Outside: School-based interventions that connect us with nature – Ben Hill, graduate from the Mind, Brain and Education Masters Program at the Harvard Graduate School
- How the Arts, Music and Creativity Promote Flourishing – Catherine Glennon, director of research at RSI
- Student Flourishing Strategy Workshop: “What if we started with a blank piece of paper?” – Martin Walker, head of Berkhamsted Sixth and Dr Emily Kenefick, school psychologist, Berkhamsted School
The school hopes to inspire others to consider how activities that promote flourishing can benefit their teaching practices and feed into wellbeing strategies.