Jocelyne Chirnside is the founder of EMPOWERING Life Skills and has been a teacher for over 30 years. She is an experienced Social and Emotional Learning consultant and has taught in schools in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Jocelyne has worked extensively in the field of Social and Emotional Learning for nearly 20 years as a permanent specialist in a metropolitan Queensland school and as a consultant in over 70 private, state and Catholic schools.
Jocelyne has written and implemented whole-school programs in Conflict Resolution, Anti-Bullying, Resiliency and Peer Mediation. She provides professional development and training to teachers and advises school principals in diagnostics and strategic frameworks to support the reduction of disruptive behaviours and to increase the social and emotional well-being of students. She is key to creating safe, positive, creative and successful school communities, using data to provide an evidence-based approach to bring about cultural change in schools and to promote positive school environments.
Jocelyne has a Masters of Education (Honours), completing a research thesis about teachers experience and perceptions of conflict in the classroom and worked and co-authored programs with psychologist Dr Karyn Healy delivering training for teachers and students in bullying and conflict resolution.
Jocelyne also works in partnership with Scripture Union Qld to train and equip chaplains in skills that help children resolve conflict and build resilience.
In this episode we talk about:
- Jocelyne’s journey working in School for 17 years as a Social and Emotional Learning consultant
- Her experienced dealing with bullying, difficult behaviors and mental Issues as a specialist helping not just students, but also teachers and parents as well to send impact for school’s success
- The importance of Social and Emotional Health right for kids
- The Holistic Educational Program
- How to affect positive change?
- The care methods
- The different conflicts in bullying
- The conflict resolution program
- The fundamental way to affect change
- The Specific programs or approach for principles and deputy that helps kids one on one to step up, and understand how to manage their emotions, how to communicate effectively and how to resolve problems to build better friendship.
- How our behavior affect and create conflicts
- The student-teacher conflict
- How to create a happy child in school?
- The parent workshop to educate them in controlling their behaviors
- The parent-student responsibilities
- Changing little things and ended up bigger change
- The importance of empowering one another to contribute to the conflict
- How does food affect behavior?
- The health program they developed in educating kids to eat healthy
- The importance of healthy eating to help the kids engage and concentrate in classroom
- The classroom behavior management and organizational skills
- The ideal foods for kids
- The types of misbehavior and what foods to avoid to deal with them
- The difference between ethical and unethical research
- The importance of balanced food for children and taking out processed foods
- The innate value of teachers
- The most challenging students are actually the ones who make you a better teacher
- Giving the right nutrition for kids to achieve the best recipe to success
Nutrition and Meal Plans
What foods to avoid
- Artificial foods
- Sport drinks
- Processed foods
What foods to actively seek out
Know more about Jocelyne
Who would you love to have dinner with and where?
“It would have been Nelson Mandela. I would love to have dinner with him because he’s one of those people that to me affect the change. I think mother Theresa. Maybe people who have influence. It’s people who affect the change in our communities. I would like to go somewhere quiet. My idea of place would be on a beach with a picnic and just talking in front of the laughing border and just kind a has that sense that all our conversations have these sense of Deja vu just like they’re keep coming back.”
Last meal on the planet?
“I think it would be simply a beautiful bone mango. I know it’s not a meal but that’s just my favorite food. And dress up as nice maybe a mango salad.”
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