FSC2139 Teacher Well-being: Approaches from Positive Psychology
On completion of this course, you will have an array of tools and strategies to support and nurture your well-being, drawn from the field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of well-being, so it is an evidence-based field full of practical skills and approaches. Small changes can really add up to make a big difference!
It makes sense that, if, as a teacher, you feel energised, appreciated, supported, connected and equipped with a set of skills to enhance and nurture your own well-being, you will be in a better position to deal with the ever-increasing challenges and demands that teaching brings. This in turn actually leads to better student outcomes in terms of well-being and academic outcomes.
From the outset, this course will introduce you to a variety of strategies and skills to nurture your well-being holistically, drawn from the field of Positive Psychology. These Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs) are evidence-based well-being habits.
We will look at PPIs from different topics in Positive Psychology, including Positive Emotions, Mindfulness, Meaning and Emotional Regulation, as well as gaining an overview of Positive Psychology in general. We will also look at indicators of teacher well-being, including supportive relationships and having a sense of belonging, connection and purpose. Common challenges and stressors will be shared, as well as ideas for dealing with these challenges.
A positive and supportive whole school culture in which teachers feel trusted and appreciated is also vital for teacher well-being. We will be looking at why this is so important, as well as ideas for promoting such a culture. We will also introduce the case studies of 6 teachers who share their experiences and advice for nurturing and prioritising well-being.
The course will also introduce the Well-Being Policy Statement and Framework for Practice (DES, 2018) which outlines the process for using the SSE process for whole-school well-being promotion.
- Target Audience: Teachers who want to practical tools and strategies for nurturing and prioritising their well-being, in order to cope with the demands and challenges of teaching.
- Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
- Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
- Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 1st – August 20th. Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
- Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
- EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
- Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
- Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days of enrollment we will issue you a full refund
- Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail [email protected]
Module 1 – Introduction to Teacher Well-Being and Positive Psychology
- What is well-being?
- Introduction to Positive Psychology and PERMA theory
- Importance of teacher well-being & key indicators
- Key stressors and challenges in teaching
- Coping strategies to deal with common stressors and challenges
Module 2 – Positive Emotions and Meaning
- The Key Benefits of Positive Emotions
- Enhancing Positivity
- The Importance of Meaning to Teacher Well-Being
- Connecting to your Sense of Meaning and Purpose
- SPHE Strands and Strand Units relevant to Positive Emotions
Module 3 – Whole School Strategies to Promote Teacher Well-Being & an Introduction to using the SSE Process for Well-Being Promotion.
- The importance of a positive whole school culture to teacher well-being
- Key characteristics of positive whole school culture supportive of teacher well-being
- Using the Appreciative Inquiry approach to promote teacher well-being
- Examination of SSE process for well-being promotion through the Well-Being Policy Statement and Framework for Practice (DES, 2018), with particular focus on Culture and Environment
Module 4 – Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness
- The importance of emotional regulation to teacher well-being
- The R.A.I.N technique of emotional regulation
- Benefits of mindfulness to well-being and emotional regulation & online mindfulness survey
- Reframing the signs of stress
- SPHE Strands and Strand Units in Relation to Mindfulness
Module 5 – Case Studies: Real Teachers, Real Stories
- Case Study 1: Cliona
- Case Study 2: Siobhan
- Case Study 3: Stephen
- Case Study 4: Eimear
- Case Study 5: Catherine
- Case Study 6: Patrice
- Common Themes & Approaches
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