The Human Dynamics® Teacher Training Program

Essential Tools and Insights for Extraordinary Learning

In every classroom, students represent the different personality dynamics, each characterized by distinct processes of learning, communicating and relating.  When teachers lack the training to recognize and accommodate these differences, many students at every grade level from kindergarten to high school, or even as adults, can have difficulty in learning.   Typically, these students end up being seen as having “something wrong with them,” and acquire labels such as “slow learner,” “attention deficit disordered” or other negative categories, depending upon the personality dynamic of the student.  As a result, students that acquire these labels may see themselves as “not being smart,” or just being “less intelligent” than their peers – beliefs that can affect all areas of their unfolding lives.

The Human Dynamics®  Teacher Training Program is unique is that it takes into account the distinct learning and developmental needs of all students.   The program is the outcome of our extensive experience in conducting teacher training in schools in many countries.  In Sweden for example, over 25,000 teachers have been trained over a period of twenty years.  The knowledge of Human Dynamics exerted a significant influence on the entire education system there.  In addition to teacher training, many of the participating schools regularly present Human Dynamics® workshops for parents, so that teachers and parents can effectively collaborate in fostering each student’s learning and development.  

Sign up for a free introduction to our teacher training program and find out what it can do for your school or organization! 

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What does the Human Dynamics® Teacher Training Program Consist of?

The program consists of two modules:

Module 1:   The Basic Human Dynamics® Program for Personal, Interpersonal and Team Development    (4 days)

In days 1 and 2 participants:

  • Become familiar with the Human Dynamics body of knowledge
  • Learn about the distinctions in how people innately process information, learn, plan and go about performing tasks, communicate and relate with others, respond to stress, maintain their well-being and develop – that are associated with the different personality dynamics
  • Observe the reality of the personality dynamic differences in action as exhibited in the language and behavior of the different group members
  • Identify their own personality dynamic and learn to recognize the personality dynamics of others
  • Practice accommodating the communication needs of the different personality dynamics
  • Reflect on how this new knowledge profoundly illuminates their own past and present life experiences and relationships (including with regard to their experience in education) 

In days 3 and 4 participants:

  • Experience activities in which they deepen their knowledge of Human Dynamics through observing firsthand the specific ways each of the personality dynamics performs tasks and problem solves
  • Discover together what their unique contribution is for functioning effectively on teams
  • Engage in a team project of mixed personality dynamics where the group members consciously accommodate the needs of each member for optimum functioning, and utilize advantageously the inherent strengths and capacities that each brings to the group.  
  • Learn personal development practices and make a plan for their ongoing cognitive [mental], social [emotional], and operational [physical] development and integration

Module 2:   Learning to adapt their teaching practices to accommodate the learning needs of the different personality dynamics of students.

In days 1 and 2 participants:

  • Practice learning to identify the personality dynamics of children through activities and films
  •  Acquire knowledge about the different learning processes and communication needs associated with each of the five personality dynamics
  • Develop and present lessons that accommodate the specific processes and needs of the different personality dynamics –  lessons are designed to be appropriate for the grade levels of their students
  • Learn to promote the development and well-being of their students through activities involving art, music, movement, visualization and relaxation

Direct Benefits of the Human Dynamics® Teacher Training Program

  • Greater understanding of self and others
  • Understanding of the distinct learning needs of students
  • Understanding of the different developmental needs of all students, including capacities for focus and mindfulness
  • Tools and approaches to meet these various needs
  • Greater ability to communicate with and motivate all students
  • A positive change in being able to see students who may formerly have been viewed as “difficult,” “slow learners,” or having a “behavior problem,” to viewing them as individuals with needs that need to be addressed
  • Greater capacity to collaborate with other staff members
  • Enhanced ability to help parents understand their children better
  • Enhanced confidence in teaching skills and classroom management

Direct Benefits for Students

  • Validation of each student and his or her specific way of “being."
  • Greater ability to learn, because teaching is geared to the needs of every personality dynamic
  • A sense of being "seen," "known," and “understood” by the teacher
  • Dropping of negative self-judgments   
  • Greater self-understanding and acquisition of "language” for oneself
  • As a result of all of the above – greater self-esteem

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“As educators were touched by this theory for learning, they began to understand themselves, their students and their organizations better. We could spin Human Dynamics in three directions simultaneously: organizationally, personally and educationally!”
— Robert Barkley, Jr., Executive Director, National Education Association
I have found the Human Dynamics body of knowledge to be a powerful tool in my work in public education. It provides the ultimate knowledge to differentiate instruction and meet the learning needs of individual students.
— Kay Chatterton, Utah Education Association
Over 25,000 teachers have now received Human Dynamics training in Sweden. Human Dynamics training enables us to understand and accommodate the different learning and developmental needs of our students, making our work as teachers both easier and much more successful.
— Berit Bergström, Sweden Educator