Degrees of Success: widening access to higher

By Professor Cristina Iannelli, Personal Chair ion Education and Social Stratification.
Moray House School of Education would like to extend a very warm invitation to the inaugural lecture of Professor Cristina Iannelli. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Booking is essential. .
Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 5.30pm
G.03 Lecture Theatre, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

RSVP via – http://cristina-iannelli.eventbrite.co.uk

CO Colin J Campbell

HoS.Education@ed.ac.uk

Telephone 0131 651 6167

 

 

 

A Strategy for Developing Reading Comprehension

Free Seminar at Moray House.

Dr Mary Shea.

This Saturday 22nd April 2017.

10:00am- 12:30pm

Godfrey Thomson Hall

Mary Shea is Professor of Literacy Education for Canisius College in Buffalo NY. She has written extensively on literacy learning and teaching. Her latest book provides a highly practical well-informed, effective strategy for teaching reading comprehension in Primary and Secondary schools.

Mary is currently a short-term visiting scholar at Moray House and has offered to give this seminar to share the ‘Fives Strategy’ with us.

If you would like to attend please e- mail: etl@ed.ac.uk

 

Understanding and Supporting the Psychological Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking, Trafficked & Refugee Children & Young People

Thursday 20th April 2017  ▪  Glasgow

Course Tutor: Dr Karen Treisman, Specialist Clinical Psychologist will help you gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of both the theory and practical side of supporting these children’s particular needs and vulnerabilities.

View e-leaflet here or visit www.medicacpd.com for more information and bookings

Events for DHTs and Principal Teachers at The Hive of Wellbeing

Based on the principles of positive psychology, coaching for performance and self efficacy, The Hive offers a range of courses, training seminars and coaching sessions , tailored to meet the needs of educators from all sectors.

Events in Edinburgh

Monday 24th April 2017- Creating Healthy, Happy Teams

Monday 29th May 2017- Managing the Mind and Self Care

5pm-6:30pm in the Faith Mission Conference Centre, 548 Gilmerton Road, EH17 7JD.  Parking available.

Events in Midlothian for Midlothian and East Lothian Staff

Tuesday 25th April 2017- Creating Healthy, Happy Teams

Tuesday 30th May 2017- Managing the Mind and Self Care

4:15pm- 5:45pm in the Wellbeing Lab of The Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, EH22 2NA

£5 entrance fee for each session. Payable at the door. The Hive of Wellbeing is a not for profit organisation. Entrance fee covers costs of hiring venue.

Teas/ coffees and biscuits available at all sessions.

If you wish to attend, please send an email to Claire at thehiveofwellbeing@gmail.com

Events for Teachers at The Hive of Wellbeing

Based on the principles of positive psychology, coaching for performance and self efficacy, The Hive offers a range of courses, training seminars and coaching sessions , tailored to meet the needs of educators from all sectors.

Events in Edinburgh

Wednesday 3rd May 2017- Self care in the classroom

Monday 12th June 2017-Healthy Thinking, Healthy Teaching

5pm-6:30pm in the Faith Mission Conference Centre, 548 Gilmerton Road, EH17 7JD.  Parking available.

Events in Midlothian for Midlothian and East Lothian Staff

Tuesday 2nd May 2017- Self care in the classroom

Tuesday 13th June 2017- Healthy Thinking, Healthy Teaching

4:15pm- 5:45pm in the Wellbeing Lab of The Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, EH22 2NA

£5 entrance fee for each session. Payable at the door. The Hive of Wellbeing is a not for profit organisation. Entrance fee covers costs of hiring venue.

Teas/ coffees and biscuits available at all sessions.

If you wish to attend, please send an email to Claire at thehiveofwellbeing@gmail.com

Events for Head Teacher’s at The Hive of Wellbeing

Based on the principles of positive psychology, coaching for performance and self efficacy, The Hive offers a range of courses, training seminars and coaching sessions , tailored to meet the needs of educators from all sectors.

Events in Edinburgh

Wednesday 19th April 2017- Creating Culture of caring in Education

Monday 15th May 2017- Healthy Thinking, Healthy Leadership

Monday 19th June 2017- Managing Hearts and Minds

5pm-6:30pm in the Faith Mission Conference Centre, 548 Gilmerton Road, EH17 7JD.  Parking available.

Events in Midlothian for Midlothian and East Lothian Staff

Tuesday 18th April 2017- Creating Culture of caring in Education

Tuesday 16th May 2017- Healthy Thinking, Health Leadership

Tuesday 20th June 2017- Managing Hearts and Minds

4:15pm- 5:45pm in the Wellbeing Lab of The Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, EH22 2NA

£5 entrance fee for each session. Payable at the door. The Hive of Wellbeing is a not for profit organisation. Entrance fee covers costs of hiring venue.

Teas/ coffees and biscuits available at all sessions.

If you wish to attend, please send an email to Claire at thehiveofwellbeing@gmail.com

MINDFULNESS – 6 WEEKS TO TAME YOUR WILD MIND AND WAKE UP TO YOUR LIFE

MINDFULNESS – 6 WEEKS TO TAME YOUR WILD MIND AND WAKE UP TO YOUR LIFE

You may have noticed many reports in the press in recent years about the benefits of Mindfulness. This is an opportunity to find out what it’s all about and to learn a practice which will benefit your health, wellbeing and happiness and that of those around you for years to come. The best known benefit experienced by practitioners is a reduction in the effects of stress. Another is a reduction of depressive symptoms.

One definition of Mindfulness is “knowing what’s happening while it’s happening without preference.” A variation is “paying attention on purpose non-judgmentally.” How can we do this? The course will teach you to:

  • Move away from “autopilot,”
  • Alleviate distress from racing thoughts, reactivity and self-judgement
  • Be aware of your experience more fully with kindness and compassion.

To experience the benefits of Mindfulness practice requires discipline and commitment on a daily basis. You may have tried to do Mindfulness meditation following a book, CD, website, app or podcast without success. Participating in a class offers you guidance in your practice from an experienced practitioner, supported by the experience of others. If you are a beginner with no experience but you have a degree of curiosity, the course is also for you.

TUTOR: Marge Mather

These sessions began on 23rd March and continue for 6 weeks every Tuesday.  The session will last two hours between 5.30-7.30 and be at the Brunton Hall in Musselburgh.  The cost, payable directly to the tutor, is £95.00.  If you are interested let the Healthy Working Lives Team know at –  hwl@eastlothian.gov.uk

If  this venue or time isn’t convenient but you are still interested in mindfulness please contact Healthy Working Lives.

Awareness Training: Gypsy Travellers in Scotland

Awareness Training: Gypsy Travellers in Scotland

An interactive workshop from Mhairi Craig (Shelter Scotland) Patsy Bruce (Teacher Midlothian Council) and Keith Millar (Site Manager), exploring the lives of Gypsy/Travellers in 2017. Busting misconceptions and challenging stereotypes, Mhairi, Patsy and Keith use anecdotes, evidence and experience working with the Gypsy/Traveller community to share and inform on a highly discriminated against group.

This course is a must for anyone interested in equality, discrimination and how it impacts on people in 2017.

For more information on when courses are run please contact Mhairi_Craig@shelter.org.uk

Your Guide to Career Long Professional Learning for Education in East Lothian