Teacher Wellbeing in Action: A 3-part Series
Dr. Renee Van Norman
It is widely known that teaching is a stressful profession. That’s why we put together this 3-part series “Teacher Wellbeing in Action” focused on critical topics impacting the educational workforce at the individual, team, and organizational levels. We’re interested in sharing strategies that will increase knowledge, build helpful habits, and create sustained balance for the long haul.
Join us as we explore the landscape of stress and its impact on the teaching profession, learn the skills of boundary setting, how to maintain balance within an unbalanced system, and other everyday wellbeing strategies.
The Teacher Wellbeing in Action series works well when attended as a series, however each session works well as a standalone workshop in the event you cannot attend all three.
Audience: Anyone in education looking for wellbeing strategies at the individual, team, and/or organizational levels. The content will be helpful for Teachers, Educational Assistants, Administrators, School Counselors, Early Childhood Providers, and Specialists.
Part 1: Let’s Unpack Stress and Protective Factors: January 24, 3:45 to 5 PM
Part 2: Let’s Explore Psychosocial Safety at Work: February 21, 3:45 to 5 PM
Part 3: Creating Boundaries and Balance: March 27, 3:45 to 5 PM
Teacher Wellbeing In Action Part 1: Let’s unpack stress and protective factors.
In Part 1 of our Teacher Wellbeing in Action series you will learn all about the stress response cycle, including when stress can motivate us and when stress can overwhelm us. We will identify the many causes of teacher stress and how it relates to burnout. We will experiment with a variety of tools to manage stressors as they show up in the educational environment. You will leave with helpful strategies for reducing psychosocial risks in the workplace.
At the conclusion of this session, you should be able to
Describe the stress response cycle and how it relates to burnout.
Identify causes of teacher stress.
Describe strategies for reducing psychosocial risk at the “me, we, and us” levels.
Teacher Wellbeing in Action Part 2: Let’s explore psychosocial safety at work.
In part 2 of our Teacher Wellbeing in Action series, we will highlight strategies for everyday use to create psychosocial safety at work. We will examine a variety of wellbeing strategies for implementation at the school and the individual level. At the conclusion of the session, you will leave with practical strategies that are protective against risks.
Describe elements of psychosocial safety.
Describe everyday strategies to support your wellbeing at a personal or “me” level.
Describe everyday strategies to support the health of your school community (i.e., at the “we” and “us” levels).
Teacher Wellbeing in Action Part 3: Creating Boundaries and Balance
In Part 3 of the Teacher Wellbeing in Action series, we will explore strategies to nurture balance in your life. There is no getting around the fact that the way the educational system is set up makes it difficult to set boundaries and find balance. Awareness of this fact gives us an edge to be proactive and do something about it. During this session, we will experiment with setting different professional and personal boundaries to give our brains a break from overstimulation. At the conclusion of this session, you will leave with concreate ideas on how to create realistic boundaries and foster balance in your life.
Discuss the need for boundaries.
Define boundary setting.
Identify ways you can set effective boundaries.
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