At the start of every term, fresh from holidays, educators are feeling excited and exhilarated for what the term can bring. However, this enthusiasm wains as the term moves on and by end of term the feeling turns into exhaustion.
- It is like running a marathon at sprint pace with holidays being the finish line.
- I can picture teachers relieved faces on the first Saturday of the break. The 10 weeks takes its toll.
- A variety of student personalities and backgrounds with equally diverse parent expectations. Add to this the demands from the department.
- No wonder 41% of teachers apply for stress leave Australia wide (Milton 2011).
- In the past 20 years I have worked inside and outside the classroom. I understand the sacrifices teachers endue for students.
- As a passionate educator, I do believe teachers can manage their stress and thrive rather than just survive.
- Teachers can maintain an even ebb and flow of joy and stress and end the term excited rather than exhausted.
- I have been studying and practicing the art of positive psychology and truly believe the implementation of the practical and actionable strategies will change a teacher’s daily demeanour for the better.
- Complete the day fulfilled
- End the term energized
- Maintain a better work-life-balance
- React with positive intent
- Utilise a growth mindset
- Feel valued and purposeful
- Connect with confidence
- Achieve their goals
- Be the best version of themselves frequently
What we do:
- Conduct 5 Positive Psychology based workshops.
- Work besides staff to support the change.
- Measure the impact pre and post workshops.
- Communicate supportive scenarios and challenges for teachers to realise their potential.