There are many fantastic wellbeing programs in schools and in the broader community, that can help teachers and students to de-stress, become more self-aware and promote the creation of a positive environment.
It’s important to choose a program that suits your school community, and allows you to get the best out of the experience. There are programs that take a multidisciplinary approach, and others that take a single-discipline approach.
How can you be sure you’ve chosen a program that draws from many toolboxes to offer the best skills for wellbeing and mindfulness?
Here’s 5 tips for finding the right program for you:
CHOOSE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT
A course that incorporates several disciplines is the most effective way of ensuring teachers and children can develop a repertoire of skills and abilities. Whereas a single discipline program limits the student from accessing all the skills they need to improve their learning capacity and benefit all aspects of their life. Life Skills Group take a multidisciplinary approach to their programs, providing practical and interactive training that enables classroom teachers to create focused, harmonious and positive learning environments. By using professional teaching staff who are experts in their field, Life Skills Group teachers create a learning environment conducive to providing teachers and children with the maximum benefit of our programs.
FIND A PROGRAM THAT USES TOOLS FROM MANY TOOLBOXES
You can’t just use one tool to fix an engine, and hitting something that’s already broken with a hammer is counter-intuitive. To learn and impart skills you need to select the right tool from a range of tool boxes. Life Skills Group run programs in transition, wellbeing, yoga, empowerment and mindfulness. All of these tools help to increase teacher and child wellbeing.
MAKE SURE THERE'S DEDICATED TEACHING STAFF
In order to get the best from a program, you need a great teacher. Hearing from a dedicated professional who is enthusiastic about their craft is crucial to being engaged in course content. The Life Skills Group team are passionate about wellbeing, working with children and school communities. Leaders in their field with qualifications and skills ranging from teaching and education to public health, wellness, and yoga, each of the LSG teachers have undertaken an apprenticeship in Australian school classrooms to adapt their teaching to the requirements of children and teacher needs. Not only that, but LSG keeps the same teacher for the same class each week to ensure consistency and to build trust.
ENSURE IT COMPLIES WITH THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Any course in child and teacher development should be directly related to the curriculum, or at least show how it can be applied for use in schools. Life Skills Group has worked collaboratively with school principals to ensure that our programs are relevant, current and appropriate for the schools and teachers who participate.
CHOOSE COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
Each school is part of a community. Life Skills Group knows this and it is at the heart of our program development. We want to positively contribute to the school and its community by collaborating and working alongside school staff and students to ensure their wellbeing. A professional development or wellbeing course that collaborates with the community is one committed to successful outcomes.