The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit

Daniela Falecki
Supporting Teacher Wellbeing through a Positive Psychology lens
Research informs practice when it comes to student wellbeing but what about teacher wellbeing? Get your teacher wellbeing toolkit for yourself or whole school.
Target Audience
Any teacher who is struggling with their energy, time or workload.
13 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Research informs practice when it comes to student wellbeing but what about teacher wellbeing? Access the teacher wellbeing blueprint to build a plan for yourself or the whole school.


Any teacher who is struggling with their energy, time or workload.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Are you paying for this PD yourself? - If so, you might benefit from TTA Online Individual Subscription. Pay $299 + GST and access up to 20 PD hours over 12 months. Click here to learn more about Individual Subscription.

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

3.6.2 Proficient Level – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.6.2, 4.1.2 & 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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1. Why teacher wellbeing?

1 hour

I don’t need to tell you that teaching is stressful. From admin to parents, meetings and students who lack motivation, you are not alone. Together we unpack the research on teacher stress and the impact this is having on your body and brain. We define wellbeing though a positive psychology lens and reflect on the factors that have both a positive and negative impact on our wellbeing.

2. Let it go with mindfulness

1 hour

Now that we have identified the wellbeing continuum from stress to flourishing, we take a moment to understanding and practice mindfulness. We explore current evidence based programs that exist to develop mindfulness and the research neuroscience that supports this.

3. The role of emotions at work

1 hour

Teaching is an emotional vocation but do we really understand the role our emotions play at work? Here we learn how positive emotions can broaden our perspective and build resilience through the work of Barbara Fredrickson. We also explore strategies by Salovey and Mayer in the field of emotional intelligence to better manage emotions on a daily basis

4. Tracking the good stuff

1 hour

As teachers we are always busy, however how often do we stop to celebrate all we have achieved? Here we do an audit of your busyness to track the good stuff as a way to reflect on where you are spending your time and energy.

5. Spotting strengths

1 hour

We are well aware of the unique individual strengths of our students as we plan ways to help them embrace these gifts, yet what are your strengths or those of your colleagues? Here we identify our top 5 character strengths that form the foundation of positive psychology. By knowing these strengths and planning ways to use them, we support ourselves in moving towards greater job satisfaction and wellbeing.

6. Building your wellbeing plan

1 hour

In this final session, we review the course and map our learnings to Martin Seligman’s PERMA model. This world recognised framework forms the beginning of your evidence-based teacher wellbeing plan where you leave with either your own personal wellbeing plan, or a plan for your whole school. Reference is also made to the NSW DEC Wellbeing Framework.

User Rating


Latest Reviews

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The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Lecia Leigh on 08/03/2018

The course content was engaging and allowed me to explore ways of introducing mindfulness into my teaching.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Heather Quinn on 18/12/2017

The course was informative, and allowed me to consider what will support and benefit my wellbeing. It was interesting, as I was also able to see via the different links and videos, how other colleagues would benefit from doing the course. I especially liked the section on mindfulness, and also the way meditation and breathing can lower stress levels. This is something I have been practising every day, at various times, and I have noticed that I do not react so quickly anymore; also, I seem to be sleeping better, solidly for 8 hours per night for the past two weeks.

Thank you for running the course, and I hope more teachers will do the course to avoid burnout, which is affecting so many of us.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Aaron Batterham on 06/11/2017

This course is a challenging, inspiring and practical look into teacher wel-being. The course had an excellent variety of activities, and the regular personal feedback from the course coordinator helped to make it completely engaging.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Julie Gray on 17/10/2017

As expected, Danielle does a great job at pointing out the most important parts of teacher survival and reinforcing strategies to manage these.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Rosemary Jacobitz on 10/10/2017

I would definitely encourage others to do this course because it gives one so many great ideas on how to manage one’s wellbeing. This then leads to a level of contentment and happiness that allows one to manage stress and prevent burnout. The positive ways of maintaining one’s wellbeing as outlined in the course are absolutely essential for a successful teaching career.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Stephen Watts on 21/09/2017

The online course has benefits of being self-paced and being able to think about and act upon the information as and when it suits. Also there isn’t the pressure to share stuff in a group setting if you don’t want to.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Jenny Chaperon on 16/08/2017

An interesting, informative and enjoyable course. Personally what I liked most is that the strategies presented were able to be implemented immediately in my personal life as well as my work life.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Angela Sten on 10/08/2017

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit is an excellent starting point for those teachers who a beginning their journey in wellbeing, both individually, or in establishing a staff wellbeing program at their school.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Alexis Gillies on 07/08/2017

I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this course and appreciated its methods of teaching and practice.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by emily gardner on 17/07/2017
An excellent course to help you regain control of your wellbeing. It reminded me that I have the ability and choice to not let stress control me, and gave practical advice on how to improve our wellbeing.
The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Stephanie Ruggiero on 16/07/2017

A great course. Many strategies to use and everything was explained well. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Jodee Skehan on 26/04/2017

The course provided fantastic insight into teacher wellbeing and provided practical strategies to develop and maintain personal wellbeing.

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit
by Sarah Thompson on 21/03/2017

I thought the course was very informative. However, there were technical issue but I understand it was the first time running to the course online. It was enjoyable and I learnt some great techniques that I will be sharing with my school.

About the team

Daniela Falecki


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.