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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Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 2
In the second half of the final For Flourishing's Sake book launch 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.
Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 1
In this first half of the fourh For Flourishing's Sake book launch 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.
A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 2
In this second half of the third For Flourishing's Sake book launch panel discussion, the panellists share their thoughts and experiences, with examples, of elements required for a whole school approach to positive education. They particularly focus on the important role that staff training and leadership play. And finally, they share how it feels when you get it right - when it goes well - and their hopes and dreams for the future of education.
A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 1
In this first half of the third For Flourishing's Sake book launch panel discussion, the panellists discuss 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.
Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 2
Another chance to hear part 2 of the 2nd panel of fantastic educators during the For Flourishing's Sake book launch. Panellists discussed their interpretations of a whole school approach to character and positive education, then moved onto discussing how we “catch” character and wellbeing behaviours, before progressing to a great discussion about bringing people on board that don’t understand what we’re trying to do.
Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 1
Another chance to hear a panel discussion between great educators and school leaders. In this half of the discussion, the panellists shared their definitions of positive education, character education or wellbeing in education. 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.
What a great podcast! It is short and informative, well presented and truly inspiring. Well done!
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
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.