Life Skills Group Professional Development programs provide practical and interactive training that equip classroom teachers with tools and techniques to manage their own wellbeing and also skills to create focused, harmonious and positive learning environments that incorporate social, emotional and physical learning strategies to empower their students to thrive in learning and life.
“The session instilled an awareness of how mental, social and physical wellbeing of teaching staff correlates to teaching performance and the flow on to student learning. We were given some practical advice and strategies that could be implemented.”
We believe that every teacher is the leader of our future generation of leaders.
This is a highly interactive workshop designed to integrate the key building blocks for staff wellbeing and leadership. Outcomes will include:
Wellbeing: It’s not just a policy may be logged as 6 hours of NESA Elective PD.
Suggested descriptors: 1.1.2, 3.2.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2 and 6.2.2.
A highly practical session, delivering scientifically proven methods and tools to develop self–management techniques. This will help to improve relationships, communication, classroom management, and personal leadership. Core skills needed for optimum individual wellbeing and community wellbeing will be built.
Outcomes will include:
In this program classroom teachers learn fundamental life skills to manage their own unique personal and professional challenges. Participants are equipped with a life skills toolkit to help increase their productivity, performance, and overall health and wellbeing.
Skills of wellbeing can be learnt. Children can learn how to demonstrate respect, empathy, responsible behaviour and other social and emotional competencies that help them to succeed in school and life. In this session, teachers will learn about a flexible repertoire of skills and strategies that support the development of students’ physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills, across all stages and how to deliver these in the classroom.
“My understanding of the intentions of the professional development course was to instill an awareness of the importance of mental, social and physical wellbeing of teaching staff. How our physical and mental health correlates to teaching performance and the flow on to student learning. We were given some practical advice and strategies that could be implemented to optimize the outcomes for all key stakeholders involved in contributing to student learning..”
Umina Beach Public Schoolread full case study
“The session reminded me of the importance of teacher wellbeing and how we need to manage our emotions (always in the classroom) so we'll deal more effectively with students.”
Keilor Downs Secondary Collegeread full case study
“Practical and interactive skills that will build positive relationships between school and community. A positive mindset with resilience encouraged.”
Coniston Public Schoolread full case study
“This has reinforced the importance of here and now and also keeping the mind healthy and sound.”
Resurrection House Primary Schoolread full case study
“A welcomed reminder of the importance of maintaining both positive health and well being of school staff, students and the community. Built on my own personal experiences practicing yoga and meditation and also tapped into a previous incursion held at our school in 2016, Breathe Project - teaching students and teachers the technique of deep breathing.”
Lugarno Public Schoolread full case study
"The Life Skill Program encourages students to be calm and reflective - to be aware of how they feel and how best to deal with their emotions."
St Thomas More Primary Schoolread full case study