Jo Devin, Co - Founder
While teaching could be said to be one of the most rewarding choices of profession, it is also widely recognised as one of the most challenging, and you don’t have to look far to see reports of teachers leaving the profession in record numbers, feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
At Positive Living Skills, we see teacher wellbeing and engagement as vital issues to acknowledge and address, which is why Professional Development is a core focus for our programs, and we offer more solutions.
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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 include ongoing Professional Development training as part of your Positive Living Skills program membership. As a teacher or educator of a participating Positive Living Skills member Centre or School, you receive 3 (three) live Professional Development Webinars in the first 12 months and all Educators and Teachers from participating Positive Living Skills Early Learning Centres and Schools are invited to attend.
These webinars explore the concepts of the Program, both within the context of applying the learning outcomes with children and students as well as to support teachers, educators and staff as they move forward with their own ongoing personal and professional development.
On top of this, included Family resources assist teachers to develop even more effective community relationships, plus the curriculum mapping included with each Learning Experience assists time poor teachers to deliver teaching outcomes across Learning Areas and General Capabilities of the National Curriculum V8.3.
Additionally member Schools and Centres who want to further support their teaching teams can consider hosting us to deliver our full day Teacher Wellbeing Teambuilding workshop: ‘5 steps to Positive Living’
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.
This full day face to face workshop is delivered at your School or Centre and provides an opportunity for teachers to build an even more cohesive team while they learn tools they can take to the classroom the following day and apply with their students as well as in their own lives and relationships.
Completing the 5 Steps to Positive Living Workshop will contribute 5 hours of NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) approved
Registered Professional Development for teachers*maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. This workshop addresses NESA standard descriptor 6.2.2 standard of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
***Participants have rated this workshop as Highly RELEVANT AND highly ENGAGING! (relevance rating 4.76/5 and engagement 4.81/5 - across 61 participants)***
Participants completing this one-day program will have the opportunity to:
Experience an increased level of self-awareness through a range of self-reflection and group activities
Build skills for appreciating and understanding others even more
Improve team cohesiveness and embrace relationship skills
Explore concepts to build mental and emotional wellbeing and resilience
Build skills to manage or reduce stress
Explore and develop skills and tools for self-empowerment
Reflect on personal communication strengths and styles
Build awareness around individual and group leadership strengths
Connect leadership skills to the classroom environment
Build knowledge around the importance of developing and maintaining a growth mindset
Jo, Our lady of Sacred Heart Primary School, Randwick
Melissa from Our Lady of Sacred Heart Randwick
Daniella, Regina Coeli Primary School, Beverly Hills Sydney
Margie and Nancy, Regina Coeli Primary School, Beverly Hills Sydney
Melissa and Seeta, Regina Coeli Primary School, Beverly Hills Sydney