Jo Devin, Co - Founder
While teaching could be said to be one of the most rewarding professions, it can also be one of the most challenging, and reports of educator stress and burn out are on the rise.
We created the PLS programs with educators in mind, to support them with the tools and the confidence to teach young people mental wellbeing skills.
Educator wellbeing is a top priority for us, which is why educators who move forward with Positive Living Skills have complimentary access to a range of Professional Development sessions.
We recently released the Positive Living Skills White paper,
"Toward a Mentally Healthy Generation. Flattening the curve in the 2020 mental illness epidemic." Click this button to instantly download the White Paper and please share your feedback with us.
At Positive Living Skills, our programs were created with educators in mind and we see teacher wellbeing and support as a vital priorities in our programs and our approach which is why Professional Development is a standard program inclusion:
Both the PLS Early Childhood Wellbeing program and the Primary School Wellbeing program includes Professional Development sessions as part of your Positive Living Skills program membership.
There are currently three (3) online and 'on demand' sessions avaialble to PLS member educators exploring the topics of :
Sessions focus on supporting educators' professional learning and assist them in achieving outcomes with children and students.
To learn more about these sessions click the Session Summary button above, then when you are ready to start a session log in via the Session sign up button.
NOTE: You will need a password to enter this part of the site. This will be provided to you by your Service Manager or School leader or directly from PLS. If you are a member and have not received your PD password please email us at email@example.com.
We welcome your participation in these sessions and your feedback about your experience. Please send any questions or feedback to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you complete a session and complete and submit the relevant wokbook, you can apply for a Certificate of Completion from Positive Living Skills.
Educator Professional Learning sessions
Teacher wellbeing has never been more Important than right now, and research shows that teachers own level of social and emotional competence is vital to their ability to effectively lead children in learning and development while maintaining their own balance and health and wellbeing.
All the online and on demand Professional Learning sessions offered by Positive Living Skills to educators who are members of early learning services or primary schools who are implementing Positive Living Skills have been designed to support the wellbeing of teachers and assist them to lead the teaching environment.
Participating Positive Living Skills educators can choose from THREE (3) different Professional Learning sessions that they can do whenever and wherever they choose:
1. ‘Success Strategies to reduce and manage Stress: Practical tools and tips to help you and your students implement a self-care plan’
2. ‘Building Effective Leadership Skills: Concepts and strategies to support self-leadership in Teachers’
3. ‘Enhancing Positive Focus Skills: Practical Focus Strategies to enhance performance and life outcomes for Educators’.
Educators who work in an Early learning Service or Primary School that is a participating and has a current Licence to implement the Positive Living Skills initiative can participate in these PD sessions on a complimentary basis. Each session will take approx. 1.5 hours to complete and incorporates watching a recording session and completing a related workbook. Session workbooks can be saved and completed at a later time.
"Thank you - great session and strategies :)"
"Thank you for a great session, very refreshing to hear we are on the right track. "
"It was engaging for me as this was my first time to take part in it. It was a good upskilling program in the way we see things and make judgements too quickly."
"Useful information for teaching and for our personal development as well."
"This was my first time to experience such an enriching talk and it kind of reminded me of some things I do with my class.
We sometimes overlook the important aspects of teaching and the importance of being in that classroom. We expect too much or too little from our kids and yet we don't realise the importance of why we are in that classroom.
Our children have so much trust in us that we need to be reminded how important it is to deliver a good lesson and how to value responses. I sometimes overlook that."
Self care is so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
Eleanor Brownn - Inspirational speaker and educator, Master of Arts, Behavioral Science/Gerontology, California State University DH