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Location: Middlebury

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Anne Gleason
(802) 545-2115

True Colors Shining Through: Personality types and Modeling Personhood in Afterschool Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics: Afterschool ,
Sponsor: Vermont Afterschool Inc
Instructor: Sara Forward

This two-hour workshop will lead participants through identifying their personality types and reflecting on what their communication styles and comfort levels with afterschool programming means for daily interactions with school-aged children.  Staff will work in pairs and small groups to identify essential traits of effective staff members and work through scenarios with several true-colors inspired examples of adult and child interactions.  Finally, this workshop with explore current scientific findings examining neuro-reciprocity, a brain function explaining how the brains of children and adults affect each other in mutuality during daily emotional exchanges.    For participants to identify their own "true colors" personality type and to  understand the impact of personality types on daily interactions between afterschool staff and children in their care; for participants to understand the concept of neuro-reciprocity and reactions to children's big emotions as a mutual opportunity for brain training.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
June 20, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information