Beginning Teacher Wellbeing – stop drowning, learn to swim

Daniela Falecki
Supporting Teacher Wellbeing through a Positive Psychology lens
Excited, passionate and overwhelmed… beginning teachers need simple tools to help them move from surviving to thriving.
Target Audience
Beginning teachers - those who have been teaching less than 5 years and want to build better work-life balance
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

1. Stop drowning and start swimming
120min
When speaking to beginning teachers they often describe themselves as ‘surviving’. If this is you, you went to university, read the books, wrote the essays and now you are trying to put it all into practice, yet it’s not quite what you expected. You race around all day at school only to come home and busily prep for the next day – It seems endless. Well, take a step back, breathe and review what is weighing you down and how to remain buoyant. Understand the thought-feeling loop, how this relates to the stress response in your body and how to better manage your energy levels.
2. Set your own boundaries
120min
Working in teams with colleagues can be inspiring and draining all at the same time. With different generations of teachers come different values and perspectives. Knowing the dynamics of group functioning and personality styles can help move challenging conversations into collaborative communities. By understanding shared strengths and expectations we are better able to set our own boundaries, work to our strengths and focus on improving our own professional practice.
3. Classroom management basics
60min
Planning creative and engaging lessons is one thing but being able to manage the complexities within in a classroom is another. Once we learn how to manage ourselves, we are better placed to connect, engage and manage student behaviour to build positive classrooms. Here we merge the work of Glasser, Rogers and Positive psychology to formulate a blueprint specific for our classroom.

Audience

Beginning teachers – those who have been teaching less than 5 years and want to build better work-life balance

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
07/09/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $339 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

1. Stop drowning and start swimming

2 hours

When speaking to beginning teachers they often describe themselves as ‘surviving’. If this is you, you went to university, read the books, wrote the essays and now you are trying to put it all into practice, yet it’s not quite what you expected. You race around all day at school only to come home and busily prep for the next day – It seems endless. Well, take a step back, breathe and review what is weighing you down and how to remain buoyant. Understand the thought-feeling loop, how this relates to the stress response in your body and how to better manage your energy levels.

Set your own boundaries

2 hours

Working in teams with colleagues can be inspiring and draining all at the same time. With different generations of teachers come different values and perspectives. Knowing the dynamics of group functioning and personality styles can help move challenging conversations into collaborative communities. By understanding shared strengths and expectations we are better able to set our own boundaries, work to our strengths and focus on improving our own professional practice.

3. Classroom management basics

1 hour

Planning creative and engaging lessons is one thing but being able to manage the complexities within in a classroom is another. Once we learn how to manage ourselves, we are better placed to connect, engage and manage student behaviour to build positive classrooms. Here we merge the work of Glasser, Rogers and Positive psychology to formulate a blueprint specific for our classroom.

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About the team


Daniela Falecki

Creator

Daniela Falecki is known as the “keep-it-real” teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows what it is like. Sharing stories from her 20 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, is a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute, and is the developer of many BOSTES accredited mentoring and coaching programs for teachers. Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.