Sunday, 18 May 2008

RT Conference Speakers

We are pleased to announce the first group of speakers at the RT Conference on NLP in Education to be held on 8 and 9 August.

These are the sessions in English to date:
Susana Carballo - From other people's gardens: How NLP authors helped me improve my teaching skills

In this workshop I intend to share with my colleagues my experience in teaching English to executives in companies using NLP. I will explain how I use NLP for teaching English and
how I use readings from NLP authors to help students develop as professionals and as human beings.

Gladys Contrafatto - NLP and Cooperative Learning

I would like to share my experience in the use of COOPERATIVE LEARNING in the classroom because I have discovered that NLP is highly present in this methodology.
I believe that by means of Cooperative learning we prepare students for a world that increasingly demands highly developed social skills to deal with greater economic and social interdependence. To succeed, students must learn to communicate and work well with others within a full range of social situations, how to value differences and to become aware of how the use of language makes sense of their experience and how they communicate that experience to others.

Silvana Fiorito, Laura Gallina – Circle Time: A Tool in Staff Meetings

This talk is for teachers and coordinators interested in their own personal and professional development. It will open channels to understand themselves and the people they are working with and for. NLP presuppositions, the VAK, NLP models and techniques such as Life levels, Timelines and Perceptual positions are present in Circle Time depending on its aim. We also include stories, metaphors and songs to bridge gaps between the heart and the mind.
Natalia Haller - I believe in learning adults!
You've got the class planned, the materials and everything set for your grown up students... now, what's ON YOUR MIND? Do you really believe adults can learn or are you a little suspicious?????? In this workshop we'll look into why our beliefs as teachers do have a great impact on learners.

Matilde Machiavello - Multisensory stories

It is my aim to present some of the tools NLP offers to those who have never heard or experienced them, as well as to illustrate through the experience, the range of possibilities to improve communication among students, teachers and peers. By means of stories told, heard, created and recreated, the participants will get a deep insight into the basic NLP presuppositions that will surely open a window through which they will be able to perceive a brand new perspective, and encourage them to move onto their own path of discovery.

María Teresa Manteo - Art, Cognition and NLP

Through art- whatever shape it takes- we can activate abstract thinking skills such as questioning, connecting and synthesis. On the other hand, art offers attractive pathways to engage children in sensory rich contexts, where imagination and ideas run freely facilitating the flow of cognitive quests. NLP is the bridge between these two worlds. Careful messages prepare the mind and the soul to indulge in processes that trigger associations and allow ideas to germinate. Finding the right words to show the way is an art in itself - and this presentation will attempt to explore the kaleidoscope where ideas, color and sound meld to help create mosaics of thought in empowering circles of cognition.

Gabriela Properzi - Class Management

In the workshop I will refer to Classroom Management, the steps a teacher can follow to make the students' profile and integrate contents and learning in a learner centered approach. NLP tools and principles will be used to work more effectively.

Patricia Ribot, Ana María Cerdá - NLP and exam preparation

This presentation aims at sharing with other teachers of English where, when and how to use some NLP strategies and techniques with those students who have decided to sit for a Cambridge Exam and are willing to be relaxed, confident and fluent in the Speaking Paper.

Lilly Spillman - Metaphors: The Resources Are Within Us

The rich vocabulary used in Pablo Neruda’s Ode to the Sea is by all means appealing to the listener’s representational styles: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic. Going through its symbolic language, the participants will explore how Metaphors work at all sorts of levels and can be used in a most beneficial way both inside and outside the language classroom.

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