Building the HERO within – Psychological Capital for teachers

Daniela Falecki
Supporting Teacher Wellbeing through a Positive Psychology lens
Teachers are HERO's every day but with high demands our inner resources can take a battering. This course develops Psychological Capital (PsyCap) with an understanding ...
Target Audience
all teachers
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Developing the wellbeing of our teachers is not necessary so they can DO more, but so they can BE more. Positive Psychology gives us the evidence-based strategies we teach in student-centred programs, yet we also know staff need to ‘learn it’ and ‘live it’ before they can effectively ‘teach’ and ‘embed it’. Adding to this is the high demands placed on teachers to be everything to everyone, often at the expense of their own wellbeing. The challenge is how do we reduce competing demands on teacher time whilst encouraging further growth and development?
While a focus on educational development is important, Fred Luthans suggests we also need to focus on the psychological development of our staff. This is known as Psychological Capital (PsyCap). As knowledge changes and systems shift, it is our inner resources that can take a battering, or we can thrive. With an understanding of Hope Theory, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism, teachers can learn how to strengthen their inner HERO.
People will leave this workshop with simple and effective strategies for both themselves and their schools, that support the wellbeing of their most important asset, its teachers.

Audience

all teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

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This course will be offered to schools as a 3 hr twilight session


This course contributes to 3.0 professional development hours.

Sessions

Understanding Psychological Capital

1 hour and 30 minutes

Developing the wellbeing of our teachers is not necessary so they can DO more, but so they can BE more. Positive Psychology gives us the evidence-based strategies we teach in student-centred programs, yet we also know staff need to ‘learn it’ and ‘live it’ before they can effectively ‘teach’ and ‘embed it’. Adding to this is the high demands placed on teachers to be everything to everyone, often at the expense of their own wellbeing. The challenge is how do we reduce competing demands on teacher time whilst encouraging further growth and development?
While a focus on educational development is important, Fred Luthans suggests we also need to focus on the psychological development of our staff. This is known as Psychological Capital (PsyCap). As knowledge changes and systems shift, it is our inner resources that can take a battering, or we can thrive. With an understanding of Hope Theory, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism, teachers can learn how to strengthen their inner HERO.

Strategies to build your HERO

1 hour and 30 minutes

People will leave this workshop with simple and effective strategies for both themselves and their schools, that support the wellbeing of their most important asset, its teachers.

Participants will leave with;
• A brief overview of Positive Psychology
• An understanding of Psychological Capital
• Evidence of the implications for the workplace
• Strategies that develop Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO)

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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.