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NLP and education

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and can be seen as a set of tools for communication and to explore your life. Techniques to i.a. better your communication with others and yourself.

As a teacher, student counselor or remedial teacher you of course have a lot to do with communication. Where teaching/lecturing was formerly the most important aspect this has now shifted towards coaching and competence based learning. At this point you should also have competencies to provide adequate education.

NLP provides insights and tools to questions such as:

  • How can I reach the students to let them experience success experiences and to let them experience what they are really worth?
  • How do I deal with pressure at work and how can I concentrate on what I want?
  • How conscious am I in my own communication and the effect it has on others?
  • How effective is my communication with parents and teachers?
  • How can I respond well to different behaviour?

Teachers Scholarship the Netherlands

The Ministry of Education in the Netherlands sees that an NLP training is a valuable investment and offers those who teach the possibility to have the study costs of our NLP Practitioner training or NLP Master Practitioner training re-imbursed through the teachers scholarship. A one-time scholarship can be requested through the IB-group.

NLP presuppositions

NLP has a number of presuppositions that will help you in your communication. One of the presuppositions is: “The meaning of your communication is the response you get”. By taking this into consideration you will keep on looking at more possibilities to get your message through to the students.

Beliefs

In the 60’s, psychologist Robert Rosenthal conducted a particular experiment. He took intelligence test of his students and randomly falsified the results. Beforehand it was said that one class had a low IQ, and from the other class it was told beforehand that the students had a high IQ. In reality the IQ of both classes was the same.

However, the belief that this was true resulted in different behaviour and finally a lower result for the students who were told that they had a low IQ. This effect is called Pygmalion effect.

Your beliefs, in which you believe in will be noticeable in all your behaviour (in front of the class). As humans we have beliefs over ourselves and others. Through becoming conscious of your beliefs you can ask yourself if these beliefs are still true for you, and if they give you strength or weaken as teacher. For this reason NLP has tools that will help you change your beliefs and give more insight in your unconscious steering. You will be free and clear in dealing with situations.

Neurological levels

Sometimes you still hear “He or she is an annoying child” “this is a difficult class” or a diagnosis (dyslexia, ADHD, forms of autism) mentioned as the child’s diagnosis. Most teachers are good at separating the behaviour from the identity. With NLP you learn that the solution to a specific problem is often found at a higher logical level, than the level where the behaviour occurs. When you assume the presupposition “Each behaviour has a positive intention” you will notice that it will be easier to deal with so-called behaviour problems. When you learn to look at yourself differently you will notice that troublesome students do not exist, but only students that don’t have certain skills yet.

Anchoring

The NLP anchoring technique (where you link a good feeling to a specific stimulus) is ideal for using in the classroom, especially if you see the same class regularly. With this simple technique, it is possible to get students in a positive learning mood with a good feeling. For example, by anchoring the mood 'relaxation' and 'confidence' to students can call up when needed. Anchoring is a powerful technique for students who have anxiety, low self esteem, or negative feelings. When you as a teacher want to be in the right mood for your group, you can use the circle of excellence for yourself.

Language

With NLP you become more aware of language. Just by becoming aware of the language patterns you gain more insight into what the other (really) says, the effect of your words and how you can speak and motivate someone effectively.

Het Meta model

What a person expresses in words, is only a fraction of what they think, know, feel and experience. We generalise, transform and leave information out. The metamodel is a set NLP language patterns that helps unravel omissions, transformatioms and generalisations. By asking specific questions the communication is clearer and fewer misunderstandings and misinterpretations will occur.

Het Milton model

The Miltonmodel, named after Milton Erickson, is the opposite of the Meta Model. Here the questions or comments are deliberately vague and abstract so that through rapport you can bring the other into an empowering mood to help others gain access to his or her unconscious sources and gather information. Milton language patterns can motivate the student and his/her empowerment.

Rapport

Rapport means optimum contact and good contact with pupils which normally was not easily succeeded. With raport you have less confrontations which makes parts of teaching nicer and more successful. Rapport also helps in your contact with colleagues, parents, directors, etc.
Rapport is the starting point for students to continue to learn and to positively influence their behaviour. Only when you know how to build-up your rapport you are able to give feedback (giving and receiving information). To match our communcations with the other we rebuild rapport both on nonverbal and verbal communication. In the Practitioner training you will learn many ways to build-up rapport.

Feedback

Feedback within the NLP Practitioner training is a good topic for teachers. You learn specific sensory to observe and calibrate. This allows you to provide feedback on a concrete specific behavioral level and succeed in motivating others. It forms the basis of constructive changes.

And more …..!

Besides all these subjects above, the NLP Practitioner training etraining includes even more techniques and tools that you can use as a teacher. NLP is used within many industries.

NLP Training

  • 15 day NLP-training
  • Internat. Certificate
  • Extensive Manual
  • Varied lunch
  • Coffee and tea
  • Intervision group
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  • Fiscal arrangements
  • And a lot more ...