In this video I am going to share with you research about how and why we compare ourselves to others and some simple strategies you can use so that it is not damaging to your wellbeing. Learn how to use comparison in a healthy way to improve your practice and to take care of yourself at the same time!
In this video I am going to share with you some of […]
In this video we discuss a topic that can be controversial - the classroom management positive reinforcement strategy! While some people may think of lollies and other tangible rewards, positive reinforcement is so much more than simply handing out sweet treats.
Now more than ever, it is crucial for students to be healthy […]
In this video I am going to share with you simple evidence-based gratitude practices you can use to increase YOUR wellbeing and the wellbeing of your students. Gratitude practices are easy to incorporate into your class and the benefits include reduced stress and depression, less anxiety, increased levels of enjoyment and longevity. Gotta love that!
There are simple things you can do to look after yourself especially at times when the demands of teaching can feel overwhelming. Learn how to give yourself permission to care for you so that you teach with enthusiasm and inspire your students!"
In this video I will share with you some effective ways you can improve time management by managing your energy rather than focusing on your time. 'Compassion fatigue’ is characterised by symptoms such as depression, inability to focus, decreased effectiveness, burnout and breakdown. Watch to learn more :)
In this video I share with you 7 ways to support your wellbeing by being aware of your own self-talk and help to keep something called Imposter Syndrome at bay.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on education. Both for […]
The way we are working isn’t working for teachers. ‘74% of employees are experiencing an energy crisis.’ Tony Schwarz ‘I have so much time to do all the things I need to do’ Said no teacher ever!! Time for all the marking and the lesson plans and the meetings, and creating resources and the parent meetings and time for that student who is falling behind, and the student who is miles ahead.
Stress is a part of life, right? We all have to learn to deal with it. Teachers, however, report high levels of stress and the attrition rate of new teachers is between 30-40% in the first five years. While your employer has some responsibility for the health and safety, it is up to you to be accountable for your own wellbeing.
Every time I meet a teacher in their first few years of teaching, my heart goes out to them! Nothing can prepare you for that first year when you feel like you will never remember all the things you are supposed to do... If I could go back and speak to my young, eager, new-teacher self, here is what I would say:
Teachers who adopt a positive approach to behaviour are more likely to have improved wellbeing through increased job satisfaction since they are not looking for a quick fix, but recognise that like all learning, we need long term solutions that take the needs of the student into account.
Teacher wellbeing and teacher stress are strongly linked to student wellbeing and consequently to student achievement. A teacher who prioritises their wellbeing using a variety of strategies to cope with the inevitable stress, is more likely to be resilient when the going gets tough and an inspiring role model for students. A teacher who prioritises their wellbeing using a variety of strategies to cope with the inevitable stress, is more likely to be resilient when the going gets tough and an inspiring role model for students. Here are 5 really simple ways to beat teacher stress, increase teacher wellbeing and student achievement...
Happiness, energy and confidence are boosted by focusing on teacher wellbeing. Both yours and your students!
Simple ways to care for your wellbeing before it's too late. When I ran over Clover I knew things had to change! Have you ever had a wake up call? I was teaching full-time, had 4 children of my own, and a husband who was a 7 days a week, sometimes 24 hours a day, workaholic. I ran from one thing to another: soccer training, tennis lessons, swimming training, guitar lessons; grocery shopping, trying to put healthy meals on the table every night, pack healthy lunches every day; spend time with my own kids as well as turn up every day for my 30 Kindergarten students and give them my best.
There is no doubt that in schools where there are high levels of harmony and a positive outlook, staff usually experience greater job satisfaction; improved sense of belonging; stronger loyalty; greater commitment; less absenteeism; and higher levels of job performance.
The talk in your head impacts your wellbeing. Gandhi said, ‘I will not let anyone walk through my mind with his dirty feet.’ Sometimes we are the ones with the dirty feet in our own minds! Have you ever had Imposter Syndrome? Have you ever taught something important to your students and then thought ‘Hey, who am I to sprout about all of this? or ‘Hey, I don’t do that!’