Social Skills and Relationship Building (ages 9-11)
For: Upper Elementary Students (Age: 9-11)
Building and maintaining healthy relationships is one component of social-emotional learning that is vital for your personal and academic growth. As an upper elementary student, you are becoming more independent and forming your identity. Establishing and sustaining strong and positive relationships with family, friends, and diverse groups and individuals is an integral part of this development.
In this masterclass, you will learn how to identify, form, and sustain positive and rewarding relationships by participating in hands-on activities and reflecting on your experiences in a safe and fun learning environment. Through these six weeks, you will be able to gain:
- the ability to communicate clearly and assertively;
- listen actively;
- cooperate effectively and work collaboratively to problem solve;
- form and maintain positive friendships;
- distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships;
- resist inappropriate social pressure (peer pressure/bullying);
- negotiate conflict constructively;
- seek and offer help when needed.
Course Type: Online course
Instructor: Vasiliki Stefanou
Vasiliki Stefanou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The American College of Greece in 2001 and a Master’s of Science in Counseling Studies from Hull University in 2002. She is a qualified TESOL teacher and has had training in Further Education Teaching. Right after her postgraduate studies, she worked as a tutor in counseling at the life-long learning center of Hull University developing and teaching introductory counseling courses to university students and adults. She also worked as a counseling trainer at the counseling service of the university, delivering a peer-support training program from Cambridge University. She went on into student advising and learning support roles at different colleges in London and also worked as an applied behavioral tutor.
Since then, she has taken on various teaching and student support roles in international schools in Denmark, Austria, and Greece working with students in all grade levels. Among these, she has been a full-time substitute teacher at Copenhagen International School, an English language development specialist and kindergarten assistant at Danube International School in Vienna, and an English language teacher at private and vocational education institutions in Greece. She has also served at ACS Athens as a shadow teacher at the Elementary school and, an after-school program instructor, and an Academy Advisory Specialist for grades 11th & 12th.
Ms. Stefanou is an advocate and practitioner of holistic learning and is passionate about supporting the students’ emotional, social, ethical, and academic needs towards the goal of reaching their full potential.
End Date: Monday, December 18th
Meeting Days/Time: Weekly Mondays 7–8 p.m. *
- Nov 13, 20, 27,
Dec 4, 11, 18
Deadline to Register: Thursday, November 9th
* Time indicated is based on Athens, Greece time zone.