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Encourage and Utilise Sustained Shared Thinking To Better Support And Challenge Children's Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Sustained Shared Thinking is a powerful technique for encouraging children to solve problems and extend their thinking skills.
It costs nothing, you need no specialist equipment – and it is fun to do. Research has shown how those settings with the best quality engage children in Sustained Shared Thinking regularly.
The very best Sustained Shared Thinking can be developed by practicing a few techniques, such as active listening and positive questioning, and having an understanding of the value of Sustained Shared Thinking in every day practice.
The goal of this course is to explain these techniques, with examples of how and when to use them, so that you can interact with the children more effectively and encourage them to think more deeply.
Get Access to a Unique Program That Will Help You Easily Identify Children's Schematic Play and Personalise Your Activities For Your Children
All of us, I’m sure, want to improve the support we give to our children. And we want to do it in a way that’s fast, efficient and effective.
But it can be really difficult to take time out of our working day to attend long training courses, or to go events “after hours” when we’re tired and just want to get home.
That’s why I’ve created this online course to teach you what you need to know in simple, bite sized chunks. And that you can access at your own convenience whenever and wherever you want.
I’ve been researching and developing training on Sustained Shared Thinking for a number of years, it's one of my most asked for face-to-face courses, and of course, I wrote the book Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years which was published by David Fulton in 2014 and has become one of the key reference materials on the topic.
What Does The Course Contain?
This course gives you ten top techniques that you can use immediately to start to stretch and challenge your children’s thinking, as well as a more in-depth explanation of active listening and positive questioning.
Here's an example of some of the topics we cover in the course...
It consists of 4 primary modules.
Module 1 – Ten Techniques
These are ten techniques you can use to start, encourage and extend Sustained Shared Thinking.
Module 2 – Environments
Very often, if you can provide the correct environment, Sustained Shared Thinking will happen naturally. This module explores both the physical and emotional environments, both equally important for young children.
Module 3 – Active Listening
This module gives practical advice on how to be a good, active listener, which is essential if you are going to have Sustained Shared Thinking with your children.
Module 4 – Positive Questioning
This module is the other half of active listening. Effective questioning techniques can be difficult and sometimes counter-intuitive, so this module explores some different techniques so questioning becomes a supportive activity, rather than dissuading children from talking.
You get Lifetime Access to all the training resources. You can access them online, or download them to your computer to review and use whenever you need.
And as a valued course member you also get…
- Exercises and resource guides to reinforce your learning
- An end-of-course quiz with certificate of completion
- Access to a private group on Facebook to the ‘Early Years Advocates’ group for my online course members only, where you can share experiences and ideas with other like-minded professionals
- Personal support from me in the group to answer your questions
Is This Course For Me?
The course is designed for Early Years Practitioners who want to have in-depth knowledge about children’s Sustained Shared Thinking.
But it’s not for everyone.
What I don’t want is for you to sign up and then never make use of any of the resources – that would be a huge shame.
The first module is around 60 minutes of detailed training all about Sustained Shared Thinking on video. You’ll need to dedicate time to go through the videos and also into planning and implementing what you learn in your own settings.
After that, modules 2, 3 and 4 are around 20 – 30 minutes long, each with an activity for you to complete at the end.
Of course, if you want to invest more time in the course, that’s great. You’ll get even more out of it.
And you can do it at your own pace.
If you need to take more time to go through the course or take a week off to focus on implementation then that’s great too. You have lifetime access to the training and can come back to it whenever you want.
But please only sign up if you’re really going to use the material.
If you can do that, and if you really want to achieve the improvements in support for your children and be able to use the techniques for quality Sustained, Shared Thinking, then this course could be for you.
How Much Does The Program Cost?
My goal is to give you the very highest quality training that will make a real difference to your practice at a price you can afford. When you buy the program you’ll get instant, lifetime access to the whole course, including:
- Lifetime access to all four training modules.
- Practical tips on how to support children’s thinking and problem-solving through Sustained Shared Thinking
- Exercises and resource guides to reinforce your learning
- Membership of the private “Early Years Advocates” Facebook group for course members where you can share experiences and ideas with like-minded practitioners
- Personal support from me in the group to answer all your questions
- A certificate on successful completion of the course
All for just:
Special Value Price:
£92.40 incl. VAT
Get Instant Access To The Sustained Shared Thinking Course
Just click the button below and you’ll go to a form where you can enter your credit card details to get access to the course. You’ll be able to purchase the course for the special price of just £92.40 incl. VAT. You’ll then go to a page to set up your account to access the site. You’ll get confirmation details and instructions on how to access the Facebook Group by email too.
I really look forward to having you in the program and working with you to support and improve your children’s thinking and problem solving through Sustained Shared Thinking.