Who should enrol
Content applies to those working in early learning, primary and secondary education.
- If you are a school leader including school principal/deputy/assistant who has responsibility for staff wellbeing
- If you are a school leader who is experiencing excessive stress
- If you are a classroom teacher with high amounts of work-related stress
- If you are a school business manager dealing with multiple tasks and people demands
- Mental health practitioners providing stress management services
About the PD leader
Michael Bernard is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education and Professor at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. He has coached and consulted with many teachers, principals, and business managers. Michael is the author of Taking the Stress Out of Teaching, Stress Management for Teachers and Principals, and his latest book, The High Performance Mindset at Work, Home and Life.
Webinar: Taking the Stress out of Teaching
Registrants unable to attend the live webinar will be emailed a link to the recorded event.
Wednesday 28 July 2021
4 – 5 pm AEST
The webinar presented by Michael Bernard will focus on how
- You and your school can work together to identify and take stressful conditions out of teaching to help teachers enjoy their job:
- Reduce time/workload pressures (meetings)
- Pull back on the amount of change
- As a school leader, delegate responsibilities
- Parents who present with challenging behaviour
- With resilient attitudes and coping skills, teachers can be empowered to take the stress out of teaching increasing job morale:
- the moral purpose for why we teach
- re-calibrate the ‘badness’ of events
- high frustration tolerance
Elearning Course: The Resilient Educator
Following the webinar, an individual LOGIN will be emailed to each participant. The course is available for 90 days to complete.
The elearning course, narrated by Michael Bernard, consists of an in-depth presentation across four modules on how to manage tough situations at work, including: poor student behaviour, unfair school organisational practices, poor communication, difficult parents, rate of change, time-workload pressures, and relationship problems with colleagues.
The learning objectives of the course are:
- Define resilience in terms of five distinctive attributes
- Decrease stress-producing thinking and increase the use of stress-managing thinking
- Strengthen self-acceptance needed as a foundation of self-management
- Apply the three-step action plan for building resilience
Participants work through the elearning course in their own time. The course takes approximately 30 minutes per module to complete. Participants have 90 days to complete the course.
- Work Stress in Schools
- Resilience: ‘The Big Picture’
- The Strength of Self-Acceptance
- Strengthening Resilience: Action Plan
At the start of the course, participants can download a 35-page guide, The Resilient Educator, by Michael Bernard that summarises key content.