In this interview, Sandi explains two essential concepts from the Phoenix Cups framework – The Will to Fill and The Skill to Fill.
When it comes to understanding children’s behaviour, it’s important to realise that children are being motivated by the Will to Fill their needs (represented as Cups in this framework). This means that attempting to manipulate them with rewards and consequences will be largely ineffective.
As teachers and educators, we too have Cup filling needs and understanding those can help us to empathise and relate to children’s Will to Fill.
Our role as teachers and educators is to foster Children’s wellbeing while teaching the Skill to Fill. The goals for children’s learning can address the skills they need support with at any given time.
But how do we find out which skills are needed? And how do we plan to minimise behaviour that are challenging us? And how can we use our own Skills to Fill when with the children? Join Kathy, Sandi and Chris in this session to find out.
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