Grit & Faculty Collegiality
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Date: 24 October 2016 Monday

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Closing date:  2 September 2016, Friday

Open Workshop:
S$300.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$250.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.

Other Information:
Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

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School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
Dates available for booking: 28 October 2016

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Workshop Synopsis

When we look at who succeeds in the world – however we define success – it is clear that doing well in school is only a portion of what is needed. Students do need to be prepared scholastically but that should be the floor, not the ceiling. Preparing students for success in life, not just focusing on success in school, means that we need to help them develop grit. In this presentation, Dr. Hoerr will help us analyze grit and show how we can make our schools and classrooms more conducive to teaching it.

1. Participants will learn the importance of “success skills” in preparing students for success in life
2. Participants will understand the aspects of grit and its importance
3. Participants will learn the six steps in fostering grit in classrooms and schools
4. Participants will develop strategies for developing grit in their students (and themselves!)

Faculty Collegiality
Collegiality – a school climate in which teachers learn with and from one another – is the most important factor in determining the quality of a school. And yet as simple as this sounds, it is difficult to achieve. Dr. Hoerr will explain the components of collegiality and share strategies for how to pursue each one. Participants will have time to develop a plan for building collegiality in their schools.

1. Participants will have an understanding of the importance of faculty collegiality
2. Participants will learn the four components of collegiality
3. Participants will develop strategies for teaching of the collegiality components

About the Trainer - Dr Thomas Hoerr

Thomas HoerrDr. Tom Hoerr served as the head of the New City School in St. Louis, MO from 1981 to 2015, and was named Emeritus Head of School upon his retirement. New City, an independent school of 340 students, age three through grade six, has implemented the theory of multiple intelligences (MI) since 1988. Hoerr worked as a teacher and principal in public schools, has been an adjunct teacher at three universities, and founded and directed the Non-Profit Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis. He leads the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) New Heads Network and serves on the ISACS board of trustees. Hoerr is a Scholar-In-Residence at The University of Missouri-St. Louis and teaches in the New Leaders principal preparation program. He holds a Ph.D. in educational programming and policy development from Washington University.

Hoerr is the author of Fostering Grit: How do I prepare my students for the real world? (Arias Press, 2013), and three other books: The Art of School Leadership, Becoming a Multiple Intelligences School, and School Leadership for the Future. More than 100 of his articles have been published, and his "Principal Connection" column appears monthly in Educational Leadership. Hoerr has presented at conferences around the world on grit, leadership, multiple intelligences, and faculty collegiality.