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Teaching with Style: Using MBTI Temperament Ideas to Inform Work with Young Children

Nov 08, 2011 06:30pm -
Nov 29, 2011 09:00pm

Event Description

Deborah Weinstock-Savoy, PhD, instructor

This 4-session Tuesday evening program, November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011, will help early childhood professionals (especially teachers of children ages 3 through 8 years) gain a better understanding of both themselves and young children, using personality ideas based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the temperament theory work of David Keirsey. Session 1 offers insights into the "special gifts" of the educator: communication style, strengths and vulnerabilities. Session 2 focuses on how to re-charge personal batteries, whether an Extravert or Introvert, as well as how to help introverted and extraverted children thrive in the classroom. Sessions 3 and 4 apply MBTI temperament ideas to identify the characteristics of "Monkeys, Beavers, Dolphins, and Owls" and generate practical strategies for working with all children. All participants are asked to complete a free online personality questionnaire at either www.humanmetrics.com, or www.personalitytype.com, before beginning this program, to provide an educated guess regarding their own MBTI temperament.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe primary differences between the different MBTI preferences
  • Identify their own preferences for each of the MBTI qualities.
  • Identify extraverted and introverted children in the classroom, and generate strategies for working with both kinds of children.
  • Generate strategies for communicating with an adult whose style is different from their own.
  • Identify children in the classroom in terms of Keirsey and MBTI-associated temperaments.
  • Generate practical strategies for working with each temperament, including approaches to limit-setting; best ways to teach; building self-esteem; and ways to motivate each child to cooperate.

Program Code: TS10
10 CE Credits/10 PDPs/1.0 CEU
Location: at MSPP/Freedman Center, Newton

Deborah Weinstock-Savoy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience working with families and educators. She leads workshops and support groups for the Freedman Center/MSPP in both community and corporate settings. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at MSPP.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Early Childhood Professionals
Early registration ends on Aug 03, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Aug 04, 2011 and ends on Oct 29, 2011.
Late registration starts on Oct 30, 2011.



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