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The most significant impact on children’s learning and happiness at school is the quality of the teacher-student relationship.

Teacher Effectiveness Training (T.E.T.) offers teachers practical tools, and effective communication and conflict resolution skills that promote positive, co-operative and connected relationships with students without using coercion, praise, rewards or punishment.

Children’s behaviour is usually driven by underlying feelings and needs. Many teaching techniques focus on trying to change children’s behaviour and therefore miss the underlying causes.  This often results in change that is short-lived and doesn’t help children develop important social and emotional skills.

T.E.T. is unique in that it guides teachers in how to help children identify and address their underlying feelings and needs, resulting in warmer, more connected relationships, and children who are happier, more co-operative, resilient and self-disciplined.

This ultimately leads to teaching which is more rewarding and enjoyable!

T.E.T. is a 30 hour experiential program, which comprises of various instructional processes in each session.

Award winning, psychologist Dr Thomas Gordon originally developed the T.E.T. program nearly 50 years ago after extensive research. The course is now taught by accredited instructors worldwide. In Australia T.E.T. instructors use scenarios specifically adapted for our unique curricula.

In this empowering course learn to:

  • Analyse typical communication patterns between teachers and students.
  • Understand the effects of a range of communication responses which are not helpful
  • Counsel students with educational or personal problems
  • Increase student contribution in class discussions
  • Assist classes in clarifying the sources of problems that are impeding learning
  • Confront students, without damaging their self-esteem, on issues that concern you
  • Resolve conflicts in ways which aim to meet the needs of everyone concerned, avoiding either permissiveness or coercive power
  • Have students participate in establishing their own classroom rules which they are motivated to follow
  • Help students become more self-directed and productive partners
  • Have students accept more responsibility for assessing their own progress by helping them set their own educational objectives
  • Make the total educational experience an exercise in co-operation.

How You Benefit from T.E.T

You will benefit from T.E.T. by having:

  • Greater job satisfaction
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Enriching relationships with students and others  (including parents!)
  • Fewer discipline problems
  • Greater influence with students, staff and parents
  • Increased skill in resolving conflict.

Student Outcomes

Your students will benefit from you attending the T.E.T. course!  Outcomes for students include:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Greater self-direction
  • Increased self-responsibility
  • Greater acceptance of self and others
  • Lower anxiety
  • Greater ability to work cooperatively.

Duration 30 hours

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About ETIA

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

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