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Lessons from the Horse Whisperer

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Summary

Steve Taylor, a teacher at Kingshurst School in Birmingham, noticed similarities between the needs and behaviour of the children he teaches and the horses he looks after.

As a big fan of Monty Roberts, the horse whisperer, he realised that he could adapt the principles Roberts uses with horses and apply them in the classroom.

Steve explains how staff "create a safe environment in which learning can take place. Reward positive actions. Never use threats, coercion or violence. Listen. Be patient. Wait for co-operation and be consistent."

This programme tells the story of how a whole school has been inspired by the work of the horse whisperer.

Published : Sep 2005

15 mins

Series

Inspirations

Roles

Secondary Teacher

Subjects

Secondary PSHE

Personal & social skills

Whole School Issues

Secondary Every Child Matters

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