1.1 POSITIVE WELLBEING | PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
… and how to apply it in real life!
Teachers will come away from this session with simple and powerful steps to begin the change to a more positive culture.
Justin gives teachers an open and critical review of Positive Psychology and Positive Education, going beyond the accepted, often glorified view.
We look at the challenges of implementing positive psychology and Wellbeing into a real-life school environment with so many moving parts.
Your staff will participate in engaging and interactive discussions about the well-known PERMA model of Wellbeing, as well as the scientifically robust Self-Determination Theory.
This is a powerful 60-minute session that leads to remarkable change.
1.2 MOTIVATE | AUTHENTIC MOTIVATION FOR TEACHERS
How to be that truly inspirational teacher you’ve always wanted to be
Unleash the motivational guru within every teacher, and discover how to motivate others and yourself without false praise.
Imagine each day we get into an elevator, and our attitude and actions determine which floor we get out onto. Some days, we might not make it past the lower basement levels. Other days, we enjoy million-dollar views from the penthouse suite or the infinity pool on the rooftop.
We all have colleagues, students, family members or someone in our lives that we wish we could help or motivate to the next level. Sometimes it’s ourselves!
This session asks and answers: How do we get the best out of the people around us – in our school, or even in our personal lives?
Using the latest evidence-based science of positive psychology, this presentation helps staff take themselves and others to the highest level.
1.3 MINDSET | HOW TO REALLY DO THIS GROWTH MINDSET THING
…beyond the superficial catch-phrases
This presentation gives teachers practical strategies for promoting the kind of thinking that builds relationships, competence, and hope.
Since Carol Dweck’s ground-breaking book on growth mindsets, educators have been quick to embrace the growth mindset doctrine to boost motivation and achievement in students.
Despite this, some sceptics find the growth mindset ideas a little shallow, and too easily based on ‘positive thinking’. After all, you can’t ‘growth mindset’ your way out of a learning disability.
As one of the only people in Australia to have done mindset experimental research on real participants, Justin uncovers the real facts about growth mindsets – including what works and what doesn’t.
In this session you’ll discuss how feedback shapes motivation and achievement, and uncover how praise and grades can undermine the very learning we are trying to promote.
Your staff will develop a clear language that emphasises growth and mastery rather than performance and achievement – with amazing results.
1.4 MINDFULNESS | MINDFULNESS THAT WORKS IN BUSY CLASSROOMS
(Yes, even your time-poor multi-stage, diverse classroom)
Provide your staff with the tools to facilitate mindfulness (and be mindful) in busy classrooms.
Mindfulness is proven to boost students’ physical health, psychological well-being, social skills, academic performance, and more.
But it’s tricky to apply in schools.
This session goes beyond the accepted benefits of mindfulness to ask: How do we do mindfulness in a school environment with fidgety or even oppositional students? And with staff who don’t have time anyway?
Your staff will practice, experience and develop immediately useful strategies for mindfulness in the classroom to enhance student and staff Wellbeing.