The world today is not what it used to be – we must better prepare our young people with skills that help them navigate their way through decisions, challenges and interactions with others.
- Imagine students who are able to stop and think before they act
- Imagine students who own responsibility for their decisions & have direction
- Imagine students who interact with respect, integrity and self leadership
There is growing evidence to support the impact of student wellbeing on learning;
- ACER have released an extensive report on how we can measure student wellbeing and the factors that affect wellbeing. You can find the report HERE.
- MCEETYA released a paper discussion an Austrlain perspective of student wellbeing. You can find it HERE.
- DEC NSW Wellbeing Schools Framework – released April 2015. Click HERE
1. Managing my own self talk – how can I control it?
(Large group lecture or small group workshop, 1hr – 3hrs)
The aim of this program is for students to build a positive relationship with themselves through understanding the link
between their thoughts, feelings and actions. This program uses the “CONNECT Model” for students to reflect on aspects of themselves they can control as opposed to those aspects
they can’t control. Students look at how they communicate with others, the messages they send with their attitude, body and tone as well as the personal boundaries they set for themselves including self talk. Students are taught strategies in observation, praise and reframing, to take responsibility for managing their own ups & downs. Essentially this program gives young people the tools to form a positive connection with themselves so they can make positive connections with others.
2. How can what I learn at school help me get a job?
(Large group lecture or small group workshop, 2hr – full day)
The aim of this program is to link the EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS with tools and strategies they have been learning through their schooling. We explore leadership, goal setting, motivation and setbacks. Participants are left with tips on how to choose a job that may suit their strengths, how to conduct an interview and how to keep the job. Students not only gain an understanding of how personal responsibility links to self-leadership but gain insight into their strengths & learn a mindset of possibility. This session consists of interactive games with options for educators to be given worksheets to follow-up in their own class time.
3. Career planning or study skills – what are the strategies of successful people?
(Large group lecture or small group workshop, 1hr – 2hr)
The purpose of this workshop is to build an attitude of possibility, responsibility and a vision for their future in the context of career planning or study skills. It has been specifically designed for yr 10 although can be modified for other year groups.
This program involves students looking at;
- R eality
- E xcuses
- A ctions and
- L ife ahead
“The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.”
– Meladee McCarty