UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING TEACHER STRESS 

Using your core values to drive your thinking and decision making

Stress levels of teachers and school leaders are amongst the highest of any profession in Australia. With the constant pressures faced by educators, stress, frustration, disappointment, fear, anxiety and sadness, when not managed effectively, can have a significant detrimental impact on the lives of teachers and school communities.

This one-day course is designed to allow educators, teams or whole-staff to explore and practise a new set of skills emerging from the fields of Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) and Mindfulness. The goal of this course is to help you discover, learn and practise an evidence-based set of skills and techniques specifically designed to help you better manage the inevitable stressors that come with such meaningful work, and to think, make decisions and act more in line with your core values.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • How their unique set of values drive their behaviour
  • Ideas on how educators can handle stress more effectively by applying mindful awareness and acceptance of emotional experience - rather than avoidance
  • Examples of how connecting with and acting in line with core values can be used to support colleagues, inform leadership decisions, and enhance psychological flexibility in classroom practice
  • Specific skills in how to be less reactive to situations and unhelpful thinking patterns

Participants receive a comprehensive booklet with examples, research background and sample activities for practising values-based stress management techniques. 

AUDIENCE

This course is ideal for whole-staff professional learning as well as for individual educators, and is also available as an on-site training session at your school. Participants do not need to have done any prior Positive Education training before attending this course.

ACCREDITATION 6 professional development hours.

COSTS

Full rate registration: $295 per person not including GST

Places are limited and registrations close two weeks prior to the date of the course. 

 

DATES AND LOCATIONS 

 

15 March 2018: Brisbane, QLD 

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology
78 Bywong St,
Toowong, QLD
Australia 4066

 

10 May 2018: Mansfield, VIC 

Geelong Grammar School Timbertop Campus
Mansfield, Aus

 

14 June 2018: Perth WA 

Venue TBD

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1 November 2018: Geelong, VIC (Residential Course)

Geelong Grammar School Corio Campus
50 Biddlecombe Avenue Corio VIC 3214

 


PLEASE NOTE - BY REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (PDF 54.8KB)