Empowering teachers with real skills to adapt & thrive through change, build mental toughness & support their own self care
Conference Date
15th, 16th & 18th June 2020
Location
Online
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Overview

How can we effectively support the wellbeing of school leaders and teachers?

The world and life as we know it has changed due to COVID-19. Schools have had to respond to weekly recommendations resulting in rapid change, confusion and concern. Teachers are at the front line of these changes with high demands & expectations placed upon them. Teaching is already known to be a profession experiencing high stress and now this is even higher.

Join Daniela Falecki, an educational specialist in wellbeing, as she identifies ways educators can be ‘first-responders’ to their own wellbeing. Through the science of Positive Psychology, you will learn realistic and practical approaches to not only support wellbeing but learn to navigate constant and rapid change with the skills of Mental Toughness.

Attend and learn:

  • How to be a First-Aid responder to your own wellbeing
  • The shift from convergent-thinking to divergent-thinking
  • How to tap into your own emotional and cognitive needs
  • The truth about work-life balance
  • The importance of Maslow before Blooms
  • How the 4C’s of Mental Toughness are more relevant than ever
  • Learn specific wellbeing and resilience literacy
  • Apply a framework for developing growth mindset in teachers
  • Further links to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as tools for self-care
  • Solution-focussed reflection tools

Who will attend? School Leaders and Teachers from Primary and Secondary Education including those with roles and responsibilities for:
  • Principal/ Assistant Principal
  • Head of Junior/Senior School
  • Year Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care / Wellbeing Co-ordinator
  • Classroom Teacher

What can I expect from a virtual masterclass?
Even though we are going virtual don’t worry - you won’t miss out on any of the benefits of a face to face event!

Here’s what you can expect.
  • Highly interactive learning - Designed to give you all the same interactive and hands-on learning experiences you normally would, you won’t be a passive observer in this Masterclass. Get involved through small group breakout sessions, Q&A, and activities.
  • Designed at your pace - We know how teachers like to learn and that you are time-poor. Broken into three modules, this Masterclass packs in fresh and need to know content over a short space of time to maximise your learning.
  • Networking opportunities - You’ll get the chance to collaborate and problem solve with a new network of like-minded peers from outside your existing school community.
  • Easy to use digital resources - Walk away with a suite of resources and materials for you and your school community.



The Mental Health & Wellbeing for Teachers and School Leaders Masterclass will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

What will you take away?

  • Improve teacher efficacy with renewed approaches to enhance holistic teacher wellbeing
  • Strategies to support you & your students navigate change & uncertainty
  • Understand how to use First Aid for teacher wellbeing to support self-care
  • The concept of Mental Toughness & how you can apply the principles to enhance resilience
  • How to find greater work-life balance
  • Build your network & grow a peer based support system with other school leaders & teachers
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Key Speakers

Daniela Falecki
Founder
Teacher Wellbeing

Sponsors

What People Are Saying

  • “Daniela is hilarious because she knows her stuff. This has been incredibly valuable! Thank you for a most interesting and enjoyable session.”

    Anthea Bell, Ryde Public School
  • “Fantastic! Best presentation I’ve been to – thank you. It has provided me with multiple strategies to help myself & others.”

    Belinda Norris, Braidwood Central School
  • “How good to listen to someone who knows first- hand what being a teacher means! Daniela’s workshop helped me to realise that it’s ok to do things differently.”

    Francesca Murphy, St Justin’s Catholic Parish Primary School, Oran Park

Blog

  • Date: 24 Feb 2020  By: Criterion Content Team

    The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace are evident at multiple levels – individual and organisational. In addition to improving staff morale and engagement, they also result in few workplace conflicts and complaints. Poor mental health in Australia is estimated to cost employees approximately $10.9 billion every year in absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. …

  • Date: 24 Jan 2020  By: Criterion Content Team

    As the issue of mental health access in ED continues to grow, Criterion brings together healthcare and ED professionals annually to find collaborative solutions and facilitate better patient care. We’ve extracted a few of the takeaways attendees gained from last year’s conference. You can view them below or download the high res version here:

  • Date: 12 Jan 2020  By: Criterion Content Team

    Despite the growing focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace, AIHS says there are still significant gaps in policy and regulation.  This has sparked discussion with Safe Work Australia regarding legislative changes to ensure all jurisdictions are operating at the highest level. Ian Firth, State Inspector of SafeWork NSW, shed some light on …

  • Date: 5 Jan 2020  By: Criterion Content Team

    Emergency departments are often the initial point of care for people seeking mental-health assistance for the first time and for those requiring after hours care. Approximately 3.7% of all presentations to public hospital ED are mental health-related. We’ve put together a quick reference guide for some of the most effective mechanisms that can be used …