Clever Kids-Junior Primary
Study Worx-High School
Be Sharp-Senior Primary
DARE 4 Excellence (Learners)
Clever Parenting
DARE 4 Excellence (Educators)
Career Guidance
Thought & Stress Influence Education (Educators)
Coaching

DARE EDUCATION

DARE supports, inspires, equips and coaches the principal, leadership team and teachers of a school to put the school on a new path of success and progress.  Dare’s fresh approach to Education makes teaching exciting.  Teachers find their calling again and start to accomplish much more as leaders of the country’s youth.

The DARE Educational programmes range from pre-primary child development courses to leadership development, effective whole brain studying and a fun course focusing on the principles of brain enhancement – all with an integrated approach and thorough understanding of the brain and its intricate processes.

DARE offers training courses, assessments and coaching to:

  • Learners: Grades 3 – 12
  • Tertiary Students
  • Teachers
  • Leaders (learners & teachers)
  • Parents: Clever Parenting

DARE also offers:

  • Career and subject choice guidance
  • Camps: Orientation, leadership development and coaching.
    (We follow a unique approach to harmony, development and achievement in the family and learning environment to support the learner)

Viion Statement: To equip, inspire and support leaders and learners.

Mission Statement for Education:To train, consult and coach learners, teachers and parents to reach purpose-driven goals.

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDY WORX
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Course duration: 11 hours – 2 afternoons

Sensory, emotional and cognitive processing of information in the brain needs to be effective and integrated for optimum academic, sport and cultural performance. Stress influences the brain in such a way that the brain will “downshift” due to blood that flows to the genetic strongest parts in the brain. “Downshifting” can result in information blockages. Information blocks will prevent effective studying, planning, speed reading, memory, concentration, interpretation of information, communication, purposeful summary ability and even sport abilities.

During this course the learner will receive all the tools to prevent “downshifting” and information blockages. This means that the learner will receive the ability and skill to approach his/her work and studies with whole brain functioning and chemical balance in the brain.

This is our most popular programme and equips learners with practical behavioural tools to enhance their academic and sport performance.

11 hours of training, which include 2 hours of parent training.
Learners: 9 hours of training – 2 afternoons after school.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this course the learners will be able to:

  • increase their average mark between 3% to 30%. This is the average for all subjects. Some learners even improved their marks in specific subjects with 40%;
  • improve the ability to study effectively;
  • build new positive neural paths for effective brain functioning;
  • improve the ability to concentrate in class and during studying;
  • reduce and manage the impact of stress on studying and writing exams;
  • pinpoint important facts and make purposeful, effective summaries;
  • plan with focussed outcomes;
  • set purpose driven goals;
  • change thought, attitude and behaviour;
  • use behavioural tools to enhance concentration, reading and memory;.
  • enhance sport performance and achievements.

Focus

  • Practical implementation of whole brain studying.

Who Should Attend This Course

  • High School Learners, Gr. 8 – 12 and tertiary students.

BE SHARP – SENIOR PRIMARY
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Course duration: 1 hour – Individual evaluation session + 10 hour workshop

Parents and children’s way of thinking and managing stress differ. When the parent wants to help the child with homework and test or exam preparation, stress and conflict often arise. This frustration grows when the child can’t implement the parent’s learning method.

Conflict and tension also arise when parents are faced with the fact that discipline does not always work the same for each child of the family. The parent needs to deal with each child’s uniqueness to guide rather than break the child’s spirit.

What about all the technological information overload of parent and child? There are so many dangers that accompany new technology and it has become a minefield for parents to navigate.

Through the Be Sharp program, DARE teaches parents to embrace each child’s unique thought and stress patterns, thus resolving conflict easily. The course enables the parent, through behavioural tools to support the child’s learning and brain development.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this course the parent will be able to:

  • implement the knowledge and insight attained through the course regarding the differences in thinking and stress functioning between parent and child which will benefit studying, communication, discipline and parenting;
  • support the child during studying and homework sessions without conflict;
  • implement behavioural tools which will:
    • establish effective study habits;
    • ensure concentration and whole brain, creative, quick studying;
    • establish emotional intelligence and stability for effective studying;
    • change attitude and negative brain processing;
    • reduce and manage the impact of stress on information processing;
    • manage conflict.

Focus

  • Develop new neural paths for effective concentration, studying, reading, listening, writing, emotional stability and memory.
  • Other focus areas are stress, maths, discipline and creativity.
  • Reduce and manage stress during communication, parenting and studying to create harmony.

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Grade 4 – 7, with a parent. No more than 15 families (learner and parent) per course.

CLEVER KIDS – JUNIOR PRIMARY
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Course duration: 1 hour individual evaluation session + 9 hour course

Sensory, emotional and cognitive processing of information in the brain needs to be effective and integrated for optimum performance. Stress influences the brain in such a way that the brain “downshifts” due to blood that flows to the genetic strongest parts in the brain. “Downshifting” can result in information blockages. Information blocks prevent high academic and sport performance and influence positive neural development.

Another issue is that conflict and tension arise when parents are faced with the fact that discipline does not always work the same for each child of the family. The parent needs to deal with each child’s uniqueness to guide rather than break the child’s spirit.

What about all the technological information overload of parent and child? There are so many dangers that accompany new technology and it has become a minefield for parents to navigate.

During the CLEVER KIDS course the parent receives all the behavioural tools to prevent “downshifting” and information blockages. The learner therefore can approach school work with whole brain functioning and chemical balance in the brain. Behavioural tools equip the parent to purposefully address and improve discipline, stress functioning, academic and sport performance.

This is a fun filled workshop for the parent and the foundation phase child.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this course the parents will be able to:

  • implement the knowledge and insight attained through the course regarding the differences in thinking and stress functioning between parent and child which will benefit studying, communication, discipline and parenting;
  • use the knowledge and insight of the differences in thinking and stress functioning between parent and child to:
    • ensure understanding in communication;
    • manage conflict;
    • establish discipline with positive outcomes;
    • create positive experiences when doing homework;
    • understand and celebrate differences in completion of tasks;
    • create an effective parenting style for each child in the family.
  • use behavioural tools to reduce stress and enhance whole brain functioning, concentration, reading, writing, memory, emotional intelligence and stability.

Focus

  • Establish optimal emotional and cognitive brain development of the child.
  • Ensure a healthy, integrated whole brain study ability in school.
  • Implement behavioural tools to reduce stress, enhance neural functioning, stimulate emotional stability and establish effective communication and discipline.

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Foundation phase learners and their parents, Gr. 1 – 3. No more than 15 learners and their parents per course.

DARE 4 EXCELLENCE – LEARNERS
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Course duration: 11 hours course (includes 2 hours for the parents) + group coaching sessions x12 months.

Sensory, emotional and cognitive processing of information in the brain needs to be effective and integrated for optimum academic, sport and cultural performance. Stress influences the brain in such a way that the brain will “downshift” due to blood that flows to the genetic strongest parts in the brain. “Downshifting” can result in information blockages. Information blocks will prevent effective studying, planning, speed reading, memory, concentration, interpretation of information, communication, purposeful summary ability and even sport abilities.

During this course the learner will receive all the behavioural tools to prevent “downshifting” and information blockages. Behavioural tools will enable the learner to approach his/her work and studies with whole brain functioning and a chemical balance in the brain.

This course equips learners with practical behavioural tools to enhance their academic and sport performance. The coaching sessions ensure the effective implementation of the content of the course. Coaching is a non-judgemental process which supports and inspires learners to reach purpose driven goals. The group sessions motivate the implementation of moral values, stimulate collaboration and equip learners with important skills for social learning.

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Course & Coaching Objectives

At the end of this course the whole learner grade group will be able to:

  • increase their average mark between 3% to 30%. This is the average for all subjects. Some learners even improved their marks in specific subjects with 40%;
  • improve the ability to study effectively;
  • build new positive neural paths for effective brain functioning;
  • improve the ability to concentrate in class and during studying;
  • reduce and manage the impact of stress on studying and writing exams;
  • pinpoint important facts and make purposeful, effective summaries;
  • plan with focussed outcomes;
  • program the brain for purpose driven goals;
  • implement goals due to coaching;
  • change thought, attitude and behaviour;
  • use behavioural tools to enhance concentration, reading and memory;
  • enhance social learning skills;
  • work in collaboration with other learners and the teacher;
  • enhance sport performance and achievements;

Focus

  • Practical implementation of whole brain studying.
  • Purposeful collaboration between teacher, parent and learner to benefit the academic, sport and cultural performance of learners.
  • To improve the average academic performance of each learner in the grade group.
  • To create a healthy, purpose-driven social learning environment.
  • To improve discipline, concentration and memory of new information during learning.

Who Should Attend This Program

  • Learner grade groups and their parents.

DARE 4 EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATORS
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Course duration: 4 hours course + individual coaching sessions every month X 12 months. Every 6 months a 2 hour feedback and restructuring session.

Teachers are often extremely stressed due to an overload of work. This stress the teacher carries can create a stressful learning environment and impact concentration negatively. Stress can also adversely affect discipline which can cause conflict. The difference in mind set and stress functioning of each child in a class makes effective teaching extremely difficult. The teacher’s complaint is often that learners do not hear or listen when they speak.

The DARE 4 excellence program helps teachers to minimize the impact of stress on the learning environment and on themselves. The training during the program helps the teacher to effectively compact information to accommodate the unique functioning of each learner in the class. Stress, learning difficulties, poor performance, disharmony, conflict and miscommunication, are addressed during the coaching process.

Coaching results in teachers being motivated and purposeful. Coaching inspires an innovative, focussed, productive application and implementation of teaching as well as a new holistic approach to healthy living and functioning.

A follow-up workshop for teachers is offered after a few months of implementation of the DARE 4 excellence program for feedback, improvement and strengthening of the process in the school.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this course teachers will be able to:

  • manage and conquer stress;
  • create a more healthy and effective work environment ;
  • defuse stress and conflict in class;
  • convey information for learners to effectively process the information;
  • establish concentration, discipline and social learning;
  • stimulate motivation;
  • create a more collaborative learning environment;
  • implement these objectives due to continuous coaching.

Focus

  • For teachers to conquer and manage their own stress, as well as stress in the learning environment.
  • Practical implementation of whole brain teaching and studying.
  • Purposeful collaboration between teacher, parent, and learner to benefit the academic, sport and cultural performance of learners.
  • To create a healthy, purpose-driven social learning environment.
  • To improve the grade group’s average academic percentage.

Who Should Attend This Program

  • All teaching staff members of the school.
  • The principal and his leadership team.

THOUGHT AND STRESS INFLUENCE EDUCATION
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Course duration: 4-5 hours course + 10 min individual evaluation session with each educator.

Discipline and a teaching strategy that ensures that every learner in the class really listens, learns and are motivated to implement learning content, is surely every educator’s need. Stress takes its toll when the teacher is overloaded with admin work and can’t focus on lesson presentations and preparation. Differences between learners’ thinking preferences and stress functioning, which make each learner unique in his / her own way of processing information, can be a great challenge for a meaningful classroom presentation. Conflict and miscommunication in class or between teachers can contribute to the teacher’s increased stress levels.

During the THOUGHT AND STRESS INFLUENCE EDUCATION workshop, each teacher is evaluated. The interpretation session gives each teacher insight in his / her thinking preferences, stress functioning and sensory learning ability. Each teacher learns how stress impacts brain functioning and how to reduce this negative impact of stress, in class. The knowledge of thinking preferences, stress functioning and sensory processing is used as a basis for understanding the difference in thinking, listening, learning, concentration and stress functioning of the learners in class. With this knowledge, teachers can:

  • ensure discipline;
  • address each learner’s unique learning process;
  • implement educational strategies that stimulate whole brain learning;
  • prevent conflict and miscommunication.
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Course Objectives

At the end of this course the educator will be able to:

  • implement the knowledge and insight attained through the course regarding the differences in thinking, stress functioning and processing of information in the brain to:
    • benefit whole brain learning;
    • enhance focused listening;
    • ensure correct perceptions and understanding during class presentations;
    • establish discipline;
    • inspire thinking and reasoning about learned content;
    • develop leadership skills;
  • use direct communication to prevent conflict;
  • tolerate and diminish negativity towards those who differ from him/her in thinking and stress functioning;
  • determine which factors inhibit motivation and productivity and change it;
  • create collaboration.

With the feedback on each staff member’s thinking preferences, stress functioning, temperament, and processing of information in the brain, the Principal and leadership team will be able to:

  • determine and change factors that inhibit the productivity and motivation of staff;
  • establish job satisfaction of staff;
  • manage conflict according to the differences in brain functioning of each staff member;
  • create team collaboration.

Focus

  • To support teachers in making the learning environment focused and effective.
  • To reduce the impact of stress on the learning environment and the teacher.
  • To use coaching and the differences in brain functioning and thought to benefit the processing of information in class and to enhance discipline, whole brain learning and concentration.
  • To enhance collaboration in class and among staff.

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Every educator in the educational environment.
  • Every Principal and his leadership team.

CLEVER PARENTING OF PRE- PRIMARY KIDS
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Course duration: 4 hour course for parents

An essential workshop for parents of pre-primary learners. Parents need to understand how to stimulate sensory, emotional and cognitive processing of information in the child’s brain for optimum development.

The development of the child’s social skills is of great importance for future learning. Technological information overload of the child results in many dangers and it has become a minefield for parents to navigate.

The parent needs to deal with each child’s uniqueness to guide rather than break the child’s spirit especially when tantrums occur. Developing and establishing the correct parenting style can be challenging in this season of parenting.

Through the CLEVER PARENTING program, DARE teaches parents to embrace each child’s unique thought and stress patterns. The course enables the parent, through behavioural tools and discipline to support the child’s learning and brain development. Emphasis is on equipping the parent to facilitate effective sensory and social development through play and brain stimulation.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this course the parent will be able to:

  • implement the knowledge and insight attained through the course regarding the differences in thinking and stress functioning between parent and child which will benefit discipline and parenting;
  • implement behavioural tools which will:
    • ensure concentration and whole brain functioning;
    • establish emotional intelligence and stability;
    • reduce and manage the impact of stress on information processing;
    • stimulate holistic sensory and social development

Focus

  • To reduce the impact of stress on child development.
  • To embrace the differences in thinking and stress functioning between parents and children which facilitates discipline and effective parenting.
  • Brain stimulation to enhance holistic sensory and social development.

Who Should do Career Guidance

  • Parents with pre-primary children between 2 – 6 years old.

CAREER GUIDANCE (Gr 8 – 12)
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Duration: 2 hours – individual session. 1 hour evaluation plus 1 hour interpretation.

Do you know which profession is the right one for you? Is your career choice the correct one? So many times people just hate their work. What if instead of feeling stuck and working to pay bills, you found a truly fulfilling career? Through purposeful career guidance, you can find the right direction to start your exciting journey.

The evaluation by DARE determines thinking preferences. The thinking preference of a learner is a clear indicator of the job description or field of study in which the learner will function optimally and effectively. We also evaluate the impact of stress on the brain and information processing which determines how the learner will manage conflict, respond, think and communicate within a particular work environment. The fields of interest questionnaire determine the categories of interest from which the occupation or field of study can be chosen.

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Career Guidance Objectives

At the end of this appointment the learner will:

  • understand how his/her thinking preferences fit within particular occupations or fields of study;
  • understand how stress impacts his/her functioning and how he/she will react in a certain work environment;
  • know which field of study or work environment inspires, stimulates and ensures motivated productivity for him/her.

Focus

  • To guide, support and coach learners to choose the correct career path.

Who Should do Career Guidance

  • Any grade 8 – 12 learner that needs career guidance and coaching.

Coaching (Gr 4 – 12)
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Coaching Duration: 1 hour – Individual Session.

Coaching is a non-judgemental, completely confidential and safe process that will help learners to take action and optimise their focus and productivity through creating awareness of different perspectives and alternative solutions. A coach supports the learner to be effective, productive and successful. Coaching is not mentoring/ counselling or consulting. Coaching is a thought provoking, creative solution orientated process that inspires and maximise personal, academic and sport potential.

Coaching ensures an effective and productive approach to learning or sport, with the ability to apply focussed realistic action plans.  Coaching uses thinking preferences and stress functioning to address the unique focus of the action plan that the learner formulated. We only use accredited International Coaches (ICF).

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Coaching Objectives

At the end of the coaching session the learner will be able to:

  • implement an action plan to reach specific goals;
  • have clarity about different options and perspectives to reach a solution for his/her specific needs;
  • be focussed and productive;
  • purposefully address the issue that he/she was coached about;
  • have more clarity in his/her thinking.

Focus

  • To inspire, support and coach learners to reach purpose driven goals.

Who Should Receive Coaching

  • Any grade 4 – 12 learner that needs coaching in sport or academically.

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Course Completed: Study Worx

“Charl’s average increased after the DARE training from 74% to 80% and he is now on top 10 academically. This performance is due to the DARE Study Worx program that Charl attended. Thank you so much Emilise”

Feedback from the mother of Charl Grade 11 – Monument Park High School in Krugersdorp

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Course Completed: Study Worx

“Thank you DARE for the positive impact the Study Worx program had on my daughter. She wrote exams a week after the course and her exam marks went up with about 20% on each subject! That’s phenomenal! The DARE course totally changed her life.”

Natalie
Middelburg High School

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Course Completed: Study Worx

“Ruwee applied what he has learned in the Study Worx course of DARE, and improved his average performance with 30%. In Afrikaans and mathematics, he improved by 20%.”

Liezl Beukes

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Course Completed: Study Worx

“The DARE course has motivated Amorie tremendously. It gave her confidence. It’s really as if she flies with eagle wings and she believes that nothing can stop her. She improved in some of her subjects with up to 13%. She is looking forward to improving her performance further in the 3rd term. It’s incredible! DARE changed her life.”

Annemarie Page

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Course Completed: Be Sharp

“The training has helped my child to perform very well this term. I now understand how to help my child with studying and how to motivate her. The communication between us has improved radically and the conflict between us, when she had to learn is resolved. I will recommend this training for any parent with a primary school child, because it has changed my life.”

Chanelle Claassen
Menlopark Laerskool

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