55 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!

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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

    Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 2

    Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 2

    Welcome to Episode 54.  This is the last of the extended podcast episodes where you have had the opportunity to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
    Today, I bring you the second half of the fourth and final panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza.  This panel was recorded live on 21st August, the day the paperback edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.  You can also watch all the video replays on the Book Launch Extravaganza page at forflourishingssake.com.
    The final panel was chaired by Andrew Cowley, author of The Wellbeing Toolkit and of the beautiful Foreword to my book. The panellists, alongside me, were:
    Paul Bateson, Teacher, Writer and PGCE Tutor at Huddersfield University (UK)
    Julie Goldstein, Principal at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (USA)
    Dan Morrow, CEO of the Woodland Academy Trust (UK)
    In this final book launch panel discussion, just as schools in the UK and the US were about to re-open for a new academic year in the midst of a pandemic, we pondered how important positive education is - more than ever.
    In this second half of the discussion, we discussed where the priorities should lie, between dealing with mental health and wellbeing in the context of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, or ensuring children “catch up” academically if they have fallen behind.  We also had a fascinating conversation about whether kindness can be taught, and if so, how, and ended the discussion by sharing each of our dreams for the future of education.
    You can watch back all the panel video recordings here.  
    Before I play back the panel discussion recording, I also need to let you know a bit of news.  Season one of this podcast has been a long season: 54 episodes without break and almost half of those episodes recorded and scheduled in the middle of a pandemic.  Therefore, the For Flourishing’s Sake podcast will now take a little break and it may come back in a different format, or with reduced frequency.  I do intend for it to come back, in whatever form, so do watch this space and as long as you’ve subscribed on your usual podcasting app, you’ll never miss an episode when it does come back!
    Now, here is today’s episode…
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    Thank you for listening to the For Flourishing’s Sake podcast. If you have found this episode useful / interesting, please give it a five star rating on iTunes.  The podcast will be taking a little break now, but we will be back, so if you haven’t already, remember to subscribe on your usual podcasting site so you never miss an episode.
    The “For Flourishing’s Sake” book is available from all major online book retailers in most countries.  It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. Have you got your copy yet?
    If you’d like to get in touch with questions or comments, or to contribute to a future podcast episode, please contact me via Twitter at @FlourishingED.  You can also leave comments on individual episode pages right here (see bottom of this page).
    I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, be safe, be well, and have a great week!
    Everyday Hero - 60 second version (Corporate, motivational, you tube, podcast) Music by Pond5

    • 34 min
    Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 1

    Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 1

    Welcome to Episode 53.  This is the penultimate of the extended podcast episodes where you have had the opportunity to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
    Today, I bring you the first half of the fourth and final panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza.  This panel was recorded live on 21st August, the day the paperback edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.  You can also watch all the video replays on the Book Launch Extravaganza page at forflourishingssake.com.
    The final panel was chaired by Andrew Cowley, author of The Wellbeing Toolkit and of the beautiful Foreword to my book. The panellists, alongside me, were:
    Paul Bateson, Teacher, Writer and PGCE Tutor at Huddersfield University (UK)
    Julie Goldstein, Principal at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (USA)
    Dan Morrow, CEO of the Woodland Academy Trust (UK)
    In this final book launch panel discussion, just as schools in the UK and the US were about to re-open for a new academic year in the midst of a pandemic, we pondered how important positive education is - more than ever.
    In this first half of the discussion, we shared our definitions of positive education, discussed whether educating for character and wellbeing are the same thing, and whether they come at the expense of academic progress.  Finally, we shared our thoughts on and examples of whether Positive Education works anywhere, in any setting, with any age group.
    You can watch back all the panel video recordings here.  
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    Thank you for listening to the For Flourishing’s Sake podcast. If you have found this episode useful / interesting, please give it a five star rating on iTunes to help it reach more people and please spread the word. Also, if you haven’t already, remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode.
    For Flourishing’s Sake is available on all the major podcasting sites
    The book is available at all major online book retailers in most countries.  It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. Have you got your copy yet?
    If you’d like to get in touch with questions or comments, or to contribute to a future podcast episode, please contact me via Twitter at @FlourishingED.  You can also leave comments on individual episode pages right here (see bottom of this page).
    I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, have a great week!
    Everyday Hero - 60 second version (Corporate, motivational, you tube, podcast) Music by Pond5
     

    • 31 min
    A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 2

    A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 2

    Season 1, Episode 52 (24th August 2020)
    A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 2
    Welcome to Episode 52.
    This is the sixth of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
    Today, I bring you the second half of the third panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza.  This panel was recorded live on 18th June, the day the Kindle edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.  The paperback was published on Friday 21st August and the fourth panel was aired that day live.  You will be able to listen back to it over the next two weeks, but if you can’t wait, head over to the Book Launch Extravaganza page to watch the replay!
    So, back to today’s replay of part two of panel 3.  I chaired the panel myself and the panellists were:
    Ian Flintoff, Positive Psychology-based Education Coach/Consultant/Trainer at Affirm Consulting (UK)
    Serdar Ferit, Co-CEO & Creative Director at Lyfta (Finland & UK)
    Katrina Mankani, Director of Positive Education, Sunmarke School and Regent International School (Dubai, UAE)
    Julie Goldstein, Principal at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (USA)
    In this second half of the panel discussion, the panellists shared their thoughts and experiences, with examples, of elements required for a whole school approach to positive education.  They particularly focused on the important role that staff training and leadership have to play. And finally, they shared how it feels when you get it right - when it goes well - and their hopes and dreams for the future of education.
    You can watch back all the panel video recordings here.  
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    Thank you for listening to the For Flourishing’s Sake podcast. If you have found this episode useful / interesting, please give it a five star rating on iTunes to help it reach more people and please spread the word. Also, if you haven’t already, remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode.
    For Flourishing’s Sake is available on all the major podcasting sites
    The book is available at all major online book retailers in most countries.  It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. Have you got your copy yet?
    If you’d like to get in touch with questions or comments, or to contribute to a future podcast episode, please contact me via Twitter at @FlourishingED.  You can also leave comments on individual episode pages right here at www.forflourishingssake.com (see bottom of this page).
    I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, have a great week!
     
    Everyday Hero - 60 second version (Corporate, motivational, you tube, podcast) Music by Pond5

    • 32 min
    A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 1

    A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 1

    Welcome to Episode 51.
    This is the fifth of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
    Today, I bring you the first half of the third panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza.  This panel was recorded live on 18th June, the day the Kindle edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.  The paperback will be published on Friday 21st August and the fourth panel will be going out live at 12.30pm UK time on the Happiness Speaker YouTube and Facebook pages and on my personal LinkedIn profile. Head over to the Book Launch Extravaganza page at forflourishingssake.com for full details of how to watch this event!
    So, back to today’s replay of part one of panel 3.  I chaired the panel myself and the panellists were:
    Ian Flintoff, Positive Psychology-based Education Coach/Consultant/Trainer at Affirm Consulting (UK)
    Serdar Ferit, Co-CEO & Creative Director at Lyfta (Finland & UK)
    Katrina Mankani, Director of Positive Education, Sunmarke School and Regent International School (Dubai, UAE)
    Julie Goldstein, Principal at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (USA)
    In this first half of the panel discussion, the panellists discussed their interpretation of positive education, character education and the role of wellbeing in education, particularly in relation to educating for good citizenship and promoting inclusion, diversity and social justice.
    You can watch back all the panel video recordings here.  
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    If you have found this episode useful, please give it a five star rating on iTunes to help it reach more people and please spread the word. Also, if you haven’t already, remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode.
    For Flourishing’s Sake is available on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Deezer.
    The book, by the same name, came out on Kindle on 18th June and will be out on paperback on 21st August. You’ll find it on all major online book retailer sites.  It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. So why not order your Kindle copy now, or pre-order your paperback so you’ll receive it as soon as it’s published?
    If you’d like to get in touch with questions or comments, or to contribute to a future episode, please contact me via Twitter at @FlourishingED.  You can also leave comments on individual episode pages right here at www.forflourishingssake.com (see bottom of this page).
    I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, have a great week!
     
    Everyday Hero - 60 second version (Corporate, motivational, you tube, podcast) Music by Pond5

    • 38 min
    Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 2

    Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 2

    Welcome to Episode 50.
    This is the fourth of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
    Today, I bring you the second half of the second panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza.  This panel was recorded live on 18th June, the day the Kindle edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.
    I chaired the panel myself and the panellists were:
    Flora Barton, Headteacher, Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England Primary School
    Kelly Hannaghan, Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant
    Patrick Ottley-O’Connor, Education Consultant, Leadership Coach and Headteacher.  Executive Principal at North Liverpool Academy.
    Rebecca Tigue, Head of School, University of Birmingham School
    In this second half of the panel discussion, the panellists discussed what their interpretation of a whole school approach to character and positive education is, then moved onto an interesting discussion about how we “catch” character and wellbeing behaviours, before moving on to a fascinating conversation about how we bring people on board that don’t understand what we’re trying to do. We closed the panel with each panellist sharing their hopes and dreams for the future of education.
    You can watch back all the panel video recordings here. The final panel discussion will take place on 21st August - the day of the For Flourishing’s Sake paperback publication - at 12.30pm BST.
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    If you have found this episode useful, please give it a five star rating on iTunes to help it reach more people and please spread the word. Also, if you haven’t already, remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode.
    For Flourishing’s Sake is available on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Deezer.
    The book, by the same name, came out on Kindle on 18th June and will be out on paperback on 21st August. You’ll find it on all major online book retailer sites.  It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. So why not order your Kindle copy now, or pre-order your paperback so you’ll receive it as soon as it’s published?
    If you’d like to get in touch with questions or comments, or to contribute to a future episode, please contact me via Twitter at @FlourishingED.  You can also leave comments on individual episode pages right here at www.forflourishingssake.com (see bottom of this page).
    I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, have a great week!
     
    Everyday Hero - 60 second version (Corporate, motivational, you tube, podcast) Music by Pond5

    • 35 min
    Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 1

    Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 1

    Welcome to Episode 49.
    This is the third of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
    Today, I bring you the first half of the second panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza.  This panel was recorded live on 18th June, the day the Kindle edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.
    I chaired the panel myself and the panellists were:
    Flora Barton, Headteacher, Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England Primary School
    Kelly Hannaghan, Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant
    Patrick Ottley-O’Connor, Education Consultant, Leadership Coach and Headteacher.  Executive Principal at North Liverpool Academy.
    Rebecca Tigue, Head of School, University of Birmingham School
    In this first half of the panel discussion, the panellists shared their definitions of positive education, character education or wellbeing in education, exploring also the different terminology used to describe many of our and their shared goals. They quickly moved on to some concrete examples of implementation in their schools, from specific staff wellbeing initiatives and their impacts, to whole school approaches and their effects on the entire school community, including parents.
    You can watch back all the panel video recordings here. The final panel discussion will take place on 21st August - the day of the For Flourishing’s Sake paperback publication - at 12.30pm BST.
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    If you have found this episode useful, please give it a five star rating on iTunes to help it reach more people and please spread the word. Also, if you haven’t already, remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode.
    For Flourishing’s Sake is available on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Deezer.
    The book, by the same name, came out on Kindle on 18th June and will be out on paperback on 21st August. You’ll find it on all major online book retailer sites.  It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. So why not order your Kindle copy now, or pre-order your paperback so you’ll receive it as soon as it’s published?
    If you’d like to get in touch with questions or comments, or to contribute to a future episode, please contact me via Twitter at @FlourishingED.  You can also leave comments on individual episode pages right here at www.forflourishingssake.com (see bottom of this page).
    I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, have a great week!
     
    Everyday Hero - 60 second version (Corporate, motivational, you tube, podcast) Music by Pond5

    • 28 min

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