Learning and Wellbeing of Boys in Early Childhood Education

Professional development (PD) Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Tasman/Nelson, Canterbury

Posted: 04 February 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9qtU

An authoritative and comprehensive seminar by Joseph Driessen, a leading educator in Boys’ learning and Wellbeing, giving a wide range of practical advice based on current research and best practices in the ECE sector.   

  • Creating learning environments which engage boys
  • Supporting boys as system thinkers and empathisers
  • Understanding and catering for boys’ play preferences
  • Meeting boys’ needs in their relationships
  • Teacher skills for the insecure attachments of some boys
  • Reduce behaviour problems, both minor and major
  • Providing for challenge and risk, while keeping safe
  • Fostering yet channelling boys’ imaginary superhero play
  • Boys’ group dynamics: the need for leadership and structure. 

This Seminar had a huge impact on our Teachers”.  Michelle Clark, Southland Kindergarten Association

 “The staff feedback was fantastic. One of the best PD’s ever.” Sarah Graham, First Year Pre School, Dannevirke

  What I enjoyed most was the practical and theory so well blended together".

Events summary


07 March 2019 – 07 March 2019


22 March 2019 – 22 March 2019


27 March 2019 – 27 March 2019


03 April 2019 – 03 April 2019

Bay of Plenty

04 April 2019 – 04 April 2019

Further information

Contact: Joseph Driessen

 (06) 353 8454