26 episodes

For Flourishing's Sake is a weekly 5-minute wellbeing boost for teachers and school leaders.

It is a bite-size podcast that packs a mighty punch, giving you a weekly dose of inspiration, support and practical tools and ideas to enable you and your students to flourish, by supporting teacher and student wellbeing.

For Flourishing's Sake - Helping you and your students flourish, in- and outside of school!

Stock Media (music) provided by Lexfiles / Pond5

For Flourishing's Sake Frederika Roberts

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For Flourishing's Sake is a weekly 5-minute wellbeing boost for teachers and school leaders.

It is a bite-size podcast that packs a mighty punch, giving you a weekly dose of inspiration, support and practical tools and ideas to enable you and your students to flourish, by supporting teacher and student wellbeing.

For Flourishing's Sake - Helping you and your students flourish, in- and outside of school!

Stock Media (music) provided by Lexfiles / Pond5

    S1 Ep25: Feel the love

    S1 Ep25: Feel the love

    As it's just been Valentine's Day, I'm dedicating this episode to Love...no, not the romantic kind. Love as the 'supreme' emotion, in the words of Barbara Fredrickson. I take you through a powerful activity to help you and your students achieve a sense of peace, calm and wellbeing by tapping into the emotion of love.
    So relax, take a few deep breaths, and join me on this journey of peace and love.

    • 7 min
    S1 Ep24: Rebecca Comizio - Playing with the Problematic Ps

    S1 Ep24: Rebecca Comizio - Playing with the Problematic Ps

    Rebecca Comizio is a school psychologist in New Canaan, CT. She was named by the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists as the Connecticut School Psychologist of the Year 2019. We first met at the IPEN World Positive Education Accelerator conference in Fort Worth, TX, in 2018 and she has since contributed to my upcoming book, For Flourishing's Sake.

    Today she shares how to address the "Problematic Ps" of challenges that feel Permanent, Personal and Pervasive.

    • 6 min
    S1 Ep23: Healthy Coping Mechanisms

    S1 Ep23: Healthy Coping Mechanisms

    After a difficult week and on the 10th anniversary of one of the most traumatic days in my family's life, I have recorded the most personal episode of this podcast yet. I hope it will be useful to you.
    I share with you some of my experiences and the healthy coping mechanisms I used, steeped in positive psychology, so you can use these for yourself or when supporting your students.

    • 7 min
    S1 Ep22: Curiosity

    S1 Ep22: Curiosity

    Curiosity and Love of Learning are two of the VIA Institute on Character’s 24 character strengths.  Character strengths are so integral to positive psychology that I have mentioned them in a number of previous episodes.

    Curiosity has strong links with happiness, satisfaction with life, health and positive relationships.

    In this week's episode, I encourage you to lean into your curiosity and give you a few ideas to get you started.

    • 4 min
    S1 Ep21: See the light

    S1 Ep21: See the light

    Do you tend to hybernate in winter? In this episode, I share some of the research into why it's worth making the effort to get outside into nature and to get more light into our days. Doing this can improve mood, energy levels, memory and the ability to think clearly. I hope you'll take some inspiration from this - if I can do it, so can you!

    • 5 min
    S1 Ep20: Music for Focus and wellbeing

    S1 Ep20: Music for Focus and wellbeing

    This week, I share with you something I’ve been playing with that has really helped me.  Last week I needed to be completely focused and very productive in order to complete the first essay for my Doctorate of Education, so I remembered something I’d heard about and tried successfully before:

    I have delved into the impact of using classical music while working and studying. In this episode, I talk about how it has helped me, and some of the research into this fascinating topic.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

JordyEli ,

Adele Bates- Dealing with challenging student behaviour

I can really relate to this as an ex- Primary PRU Deputy and SENCO! It is vital not to take verbal abuse personally and the children are indeed good at homing in on your ‘weak spot’! However it is also important that they don’t see this as something to ‘get away with’ although if they are in fight/flight mode you need to address it when they are calm! As Adele says refocusing on the work is important (swearing is often a work-avoidance strategy) and the broken record approach is useful!

Looking forward to listening to more of these podcasts... a brilliant idea! :)))

Jackie Ward Behaviour and SEND Consultant @jordyjax

Tiffjb2019 ,

Educators will love this! Invaluable.

Amazing tools, interventions and inspiration for teachers to increase personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of students. An invaluable podcast for anyone in education. Highly recommended.

Spursy123 ,

Great bite sized positivity!

These easily digestible, bite sized snippets into positive ways of handling experiences give me a great deal to think about. As they’re only short they can easily be fitted into my schedule. The guest speakers are great, but Frederika really resonates with me as a teacher and on a personal level. The podcast includes professional tips and ideas that can improve my self esteem, confidence and thus improve my work life (small changes make a big difference). This also positively impacts the children that I teach, which is ultimately the reason we do it isn’t it? Although aimed at those who work with young people, a lot of the tools discussed can certainly be transferred into general life. Definitely recommended!

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