Feel confident in supporting the diverse needs of the students in your class ... without the overwhelm.
Feel confident in supporting the diverse needs of all of your students
Teachers, do you worry that some of your students may be falling through the cracks?
Do you feel there are greater demands on you beyond your training?
Do you wish you could better support your students with additional needs?
You might be a highly skilled teacher, a teacher in a new role or a new graduate, either way you would know that classrooms are forever changing, and the needs of students are becoming more complex and varied each year. Imagine feeling calm, confident and in control of the diverse needs of all of your students, without adding to your busy workload.
As a school based Occupational Therapist I have worked alongside teachers for nearly 20 years and I have vowed to ensure teachers are supported in bringing out the best in all of their students no matter their needs. That's my promise to you when you join the The Holistic and Inclusive Classroom. Over 4 weeks you'll have a school-based therapist in your pocket providing you with current information and best practice for how to build classrooms that are inclusive and cater for the holistic needs of each student. You chose to be a teacher not a therapist so let’s work together to give you the tools and resources you need without adding to the overwhelm.
Hands up if any of this sounds familiar ...
You are seeing more children coming into your classroom with needs you haven't encountered before.
There are greater demands being placed on you beyond what you were trained for.
You are a little (or a lot) worried that you might not be able to cater for all of their needs.
You are concerned that having a child with additional and diverse needs in your class might take your focus off other students.
You are concerned that having a child with additional and diverse needs in your class might add to your already full workload. Don't worry I hear this a lot.
You wish you had the resources on hand so you can best support your students but just don't know where to go, the best ones to use and how you will get the time to find them.
You are trying strategies but they are not working.
You want the best for all your students in your class and feel like you can't do it all on your own.
If any of these sounds like you, keep reading, because you’re exactly where you need to be.
Inclusion support for teachers
A program designed to help make teachers' live's easier.
Teaching has become more challenging with greater demands on teachers to cater for the individual needs of each child. However, you already know this. Each year we are seeing a broader scope of children's abilities and needs, and teachers are feeling the pressure. The pressure to understand and cater for each child to be the best learner they can be, while keeping up with their health and developmental needs can feel overwhelming.
Consider The Holistic and Inclusive Classroom as your resource supporting you with each and every step you take on your journey to better support your students with additional needs – without the overwhelm.
Why THIS and YOU matter
Too many teachers are really busy trying to keep up with all the things that come with being a teacher. Paperwork, new programs, updated teaching practices, and let’s not forget the ever-changing needs of students. One minute it can feel like you are a teacher, the next a therapist, an administrator, a policy developer, a counsellor, a parent and an activities director. There is a lot for you to do.
Burnout for teachers is out of control and the sector is losing committed, caring and experienced people because the overwhelm is too much. The reason most teachers enter the profession is to make a difference in the lives of children and one thing COVID did was make people appreciate the value of teachers in the lives of our children.
The challenge for teachers is, with ever-changing responsibilities and diverse needs of children, how do you keep up without burning out.
Chances are, you're doing your best with what you know and are trying to do what is best for your students, but it can be exhausting and overwhelming when students needs are changing so rapidly.
The problem is it is rare to have regular access to a therapy and inclusion team to support you.
That’s why I created The Holistic and Inclusive Classroom.
Over 4 weeks, I'll help you understand how to best support the diverse needs of each student in your class, I'll increase your confidence in working with children with additional needs and provide you with resources you need to help make your job that little bit easier.
I look forward to working with you.
If you're in need of support and looking for the information designed just for teachers
The Holistic and Inclusive Classroom
is for you!
The Holistic and Inclusive Classroom is your resource designed to support you to better support your students with additional needs, without the overwhelm. We are all about supporting each other so you will never feel that you have to do this on your own.
About the program
The Holistic and Inclusive Classroom is an online program designed just for teachers in mainstream schools. The program consists of 4 modules loaded with information and downloadable resources designed to help you understand how to better support students in your class with additional needs.
Module 1: Understanding inclusion
Module 2: Creating an inclusive classroom culture
Module 3: Building your team of support
Module 4: Whole class inclusion.
You can even access it on mobile devices or your computer at any time. We have thought of everything!
By the end of the program, you will…
- Understand how to embed inclusion strategies in your classroom.
- Understand how to best utilise a child’s therapy team to support your student and your classroom goals.
- Have the resources to implement inclusion strategies that will benefit the whole class.
- Build your resilience and energy to help you thrive throughout the year!
No more struggling. No more worrying. No more doing it alone.
- Support and guidance throughout the program as you become confident in understanding the strategies.
- Confidence to implement these skills straight away in your classroom.
- Easy to understand explanation of terms and resources.
- Self-paced program so you can stay in control of the amount of reading and learning you do throughout the program.
- So many downloadable resources even Google will be jealous!
- Opportunity for private coaching with Angela for an additional fee.
- Confusion and overwhelm removed from supporting the diverse needs of your students.
- Build a network of support with other program attendees.
- Certificate of Completion available for you to download when you complete the program – a good piece of professional development evidence for your CPD folder.
Meet your facilitator, Angela
For the last 20 years I have been working in classrooms alongside teachers providing school based Occupational Therapy services. I am a health professional who has always worked in schools so my whole career I have been bridging the gap between the health and educational needs of students.
My purpose is to help kids have the best start in life and help teachers focus on doing the work they love.
My work developing and implementing school based programs to streamline services between the health and education sectors have been used in Australia and Canada. These practices challenge the way children with additional and diverse needs are included in mainstream school settings. I love a good challenge!
With a commitment to forging new and innovative paths I was the National Manager of Community Engagement with a Local Area Coordination service for the roll-out of engagement and capacity building programs for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and was CEO of the child safety organization Kidsafe (NT).
My work, no matter the workplace, has always been to help children have the best start in life. Thanks for being here and joining me on this quest.
Angela has provided expert opinion on leading mainstream, parenting and lifestyle media such as Channel 9, Today EXTRA, The Australian Financial Review, Good Health magazine, Huffington Post, Mamamia, Radio 2UE.
Her regular segment on “The Luke and Susie Show” is syndicated across Australia and is the host of “Your Life” Podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.
Mrs Lynne Pull, Principal St Anthony's Primary School, Kingscliff
“The pace of life these days contributes to a sense of always feeling like we have too much to do and not enough time to do it so we constantly feel overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Collaborating with the expertise of a health professional such as Angela Lockwood has enabled all in the school community to realise how to be proactive in taking responsibility for our own health and well-being. Building community partnerships and working relationships between schools and health services enables us to provide additional support and resources for students and their families. We can learn so much from each other.”
Diane Core, Additional Needs Teacher / School Psychologist
“Since Angela has been working within our school, there has been a difference in student performance in class since participating in Angela’s programs. Angela works in liaison with parents, the teachers, executive staff and the school counsellor to develop a more multi-team approach to attend to students’ needs. The outcomes are fantastic."