Teachers Training Make Better Students
The Panamanian advisor, Analisa Williams, a certified Positive Discipline trainer, visited ABC school, where she taught workshops on this topic.
Student learning depends largely on the preparation of teachers. Hence, the training of teachers should be the main focus of schools that are committed to obtaining the best results.
The concept of Positive Discipline is to help achieve a better performance in and outside of the classroom. The authorities of the Americas Bicultural School (ABC) have called upon this valuable resource by inviting the Panamanian advisor Analisa Williams, who is certified to impart training in this methodology.
Claudia Defilló de Bogaert, the principal, reports that throughout an eight hour in-service workshop, Williams, also founder of the Casa Cultural Footprints, was training the ABC faculty.
"With this workshop we continue to grow and promote the skills necessary, such as empathy, and to learn to solve problems as a team in an atmosphere of love and firmness," highlights the principal.
On the aforementioned methodology, she explains that the development of social skills of children and adolescents focused on mutual respect and cooperation being fostered. Improper student behavior is better understood, and teachers are given tools to effectively guide them.
Through this philosophy students find a sense of belonging that allows them to connect with their social circumstances. "These workshops are part of the professional development program we offer our teachers so that they continue to provide a quality education to our students," emphasizes the principal.