Be-Free Program conducted a two-days specialized training workshop titled “Dealing with special needs in teaching, and the available strategic choices for the teacher” for the teachers’ assistants at British Council. The training workshop focused on the strategies that they can use to nurture a culture with a Humanistic Perspective while dealing with others who are different specially children with disability.
The workshop was primarily based on the importance of the assistants’ adoption of an influential identity in their lives, and how it gets reflected wherever they go including their work place. The assistants concluded through the rich discussions and interactive exercises that they have a wide range of capabilities, roles, and areas where they can have an effective and important role in building self-confidence in children with disability. Moreover they can help children who bully others to stop their actions through directing their thinking towards positive areas in order to feel strong, such as being supportive to others, and giving them positive feelings about themselves, instead of bullying them.
The workshops discussed effective communication in the classroom, and the preventive measures that may hinder bullying on one hand, and build a culture of equality in human dignity for everyone with or without any type of disability on the other hand.
At the end of the training workshop, Be-Free Publications that are related to the workshop were distributed such as “Me and the Other”, and “A Human with Disability… A Humanistic Perspective”.