Teacher Wellbeing offers a variety of teacher professional development programs for all members of the school community. This can be for whole schools, small groups or individuals.
These programs specialize in;
- The Science of Wellbeing
- Positive Psychology
- Growth Mindsets
- Mental Toughness
- Coaching Psychology
- Mentoring for Professional Growth
There are 3 ways you can engage with Teacher Wellbeing;
- We come to you – As a business we come to you for your staff needs
- You come to us – We offer numerous face-to-face courses at 99 York st Sydney through Teacher Training Australia
- Meet online – We offer several courses online through Teacher Training Australia
All our full day and online courses have the option of NESA Approval – please contact us for more details
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A list of all our programs and more
1. A Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
Personal Wellbeing Tools to Recharge and Regain Control
Teaching is both stressful and rewarding, yet sometimes it feels like we are running in circles. The meetings are endless, admin requirements increasing and student needs demanding. If the system won’t change, how can we find our way through the maze to engage, inspire and connect with students for effective learning? Positive Psychology has emerged to provide the research and tools both in and out of the classroom.
In this program we;
• Discuss the global stressors for teachers and their impact on health and wellbeing.
• Explore a shared vision of wellbeing at work for staff and students
• Unpack the 5 dimensions of wellbeing and their relevance for school staff
• Discuss how mindfulness, character strengths and gratitude can become simple habits
• Use the research of Seligman’s five pillars known as PERMA to put together a personal wellbeing plan.
2. A Coach-Approach to Growth Mindsets
Practical strategies to motivate ourselves & students
We all want students to apply more effort but how can we encourage this? Carol Dweck’s research in the area of mindset gives us strategies to better understand the process of learning, the importance of reflecting on mistakes and providing meaningful feedback. When teachers themselves have a growth mindset they have a greater impact in the classroom.
In this program we;
• Explore the process of learning through the learning pit
• Highlight the importance of taking risks when it comes to learning new things
• Identify the language of fixed and growth mindset with classroom examples
• Practice ways to reframe mindset using cognitive-behavioural approaches
• Use questions to encourage positive reflection as a form of feedback
• Leave with specific strategies to begin using immediately for ourselves and our classrooms.
3. Peer Coaching & Mentoring for Teachers
Positive, solution-focussed conversations
As educators we are always learning, in fact great teachers are those who are able to reflect on their practice and identify, explain and model new and improved strategies to engage students (Leithwood, 2007). Peer mentoring is a growing practice where AITSL agrees that coaching offers teachers valuable tools to mentor each other as they grow in their various roles. Either way, coaching is a simple and effective, evidence based way to address teaching standards, develop professional practice and achieve personal satisfaction on the teaching journey.
In this workshop we;
• Discuss the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring
• Explore the principles of coaching psychology and its links to Action Research
• Discuss options for collecting data and evidence of classroom practice
• Apply coaching models as a means for discussing goals, evidence and reflection
• Use the Classroom Practice Continuum to reflect on Performance Development Plans
• Consider both personal and professional goals for future growth
4. Coaching Principles for School Leaders
Helping you act with influence & maintain your sanity
School leaders often bare the brunt of teachers stress, parent demands and students needs. As people themselves, they too need time to debrief and restore.
In this workshop we;
- Give school leaders an opportunity to share their challenges and vision of their roles
- Identify the principles of effective school leadership
- Explore our own behaviour style, focussing on strengths
- Learn questioning skills based in cognitive behaviour therapy and coaching psychology that encourage others to take responsibility for their decisions
- Explore personality differences and how to understand behavior preferences
- Explore various coaching models we can use in our mentoring conversation