Importance of Good Mental Health

Importance of Good Mental Health

Our mental and emotional well-being is incredibly important not just to our life in general – our effectiveness as a teacher (or staff member in the school system) is affected, as much of our day centers around wanting to feel better and trying to make that happen any way we can as opposed to giving […]

Sleep – And How to Get More Of It

In relation to both health and stress – sleep is a key missing factor in many cases. We often do not realise just how important sleep is in maintaining many things from healthy stress levels to a healthy weight. This session will discuss the importance of sleep, the right amount of sleep we need to […]

How to Engage with Students Effectively

The capacity to engage well with our students is possibly the most effective teaching tool that all staff have at their disposal. When students are engaged they are better behaved and far more likely to learn in class. This session goes through some of the practical ways that we can increase student engagement in the […]

Modelling Resilience in the Classroom

This session is for primary or high school teachers that want to learn how to model resilience to the students they are teaching. Students emulate so much of the behaviour of their teachers, and so if we want our students to lead resilient lives educators must first demonstrate the resilience that they want their students […]

Health and Well-Being for School Staff

Are you tired all day? Do you have to have a sugar or coffee fix throughout the day to keep you going? Are you constantly sick? Then maybe it’s time to work on your health and well-being. No one works well if they are sick or run down or just don’t take care of themselves. […]

Identifying and Removing Workplace Bullying

The issue with bullying for adults is that if bullies never learned what they were doing was wrong and actually unhealthy for them as a teenager, they usually continue to do it for the rest of their lives. Enter the concept of ‘Workplace Bullying’. Just in Australia alone, we lose millions of dollars to sick […]

Creating a Positive Work Environment

The environment of the workplace and staff room of a school can have such a strong impact on the effectiveness of teachers, and their capacity to even do their jobs well. Sometimes we do not give the environment the credit that it is due – certain plants or foods can’t grow unless they have the […]

Maintaining Positive Work/ Life Balance

Balance Definition – An even distribution of balance to enable someone to stay upright and steady. It is essential, working within what is a time such difficult and stressful environment in a school setting, to stay balanced in the time we spend with work and the rest of our lives. This session highlights the importance […]

Reducing and Managing Stress

There are many stressors in our lives that cause us to feel run down, struggle with energy, and begin to exhibit health problems, and that’s before we get to work. Some jobs have a very high-stress factor as well (teaching is at the top of the list). When we are stressed our bodies respond in […]