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 Resilience Toolkit
Personal Wellbeing Tools to Recharge and Regain Control
Teaching is both stressful and rewarding, yet sometimes it just 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 to apply evidence-based strategies both in and out of the classroom. Martin Seligman has been working with Australian schools to lead the way in embedding Positive Psychology in education known as Pos Ed.
In this program we;
- Discuss the global stressors for teachers and the impact these have on health and wellbeing.
- Review our current wellbeing practices and the impact they have on teaching and learning
- Define the 5 dimensions of wellbeing
- Practice evidence-based mindfulness techniques for everyday use
- Explore the science of wellbeing through Seligman’s five pillars known as PERMA.
- Identify simple and effective strategies to use within each pillar, none of which require more time, funding or a committee meeting.
- Teachers will leave this workshop with their own wellbeing plan as well as ideas that are easily transferable to the classroom.
2. Embedding 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 engage students in their own learning.
In this program we;
- Explore the process of learning through the learning pit
- Discuss the research of Carol Dweck and how to encourage grit and perseverance with students
- 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 in our classrooms
3. Mentoring Made Easy with Peer Coaching
Peer Coaching for teachers
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
- Identify the skills and processes needed to conduct non-threatening classroom observations
- Discuss options for collecting data and evidence of classroom practice
- Apply coaching models as a means for discussing goals, evidence and reflection
- Consider both personal and professional goals as a means for planning the next step forward
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
5. Practical Positive Psychology for the classroom
It is well known that student wellbeing lies at the foundation of student learning and improvement. Schools often purchase, create and implement great student wellbeing programs, yet wellbeing needs more than just a worksheet. The science of Positive Psychology explain that wellbeing is not a spectator sport, teachers must learn it and live it before they can teach it and embed it.
In this program;
- We define student wellbeing and its 5 dimensions
- We unpack the science of wellbeing uysing Seligmans five pillars known as PERMA
- We explore how the pillars of wellbeing can be used in everyday teaching and learning
- We build a resource of questions and activities that use strength-based language
- Review current student wellbeing programs to build a resource for future use