How to Manage Teacher Stress With Regulation, Rhythm, and Resilience (45 minutes)

How to Manage Teacher Stress With Regulation, Rhythm, and Resilience (45 minutes)

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Lesson Summary

It is no secret that teachers experience stress, but sometimes it can feel like the ways to manage that stress are kept a secret! In this course, we will unlock those secrets, we will explore ways you can recognise and lower your stress levels, embed rhythm and regulation strategies into your day, and build your resilience. This course will explain some trauma-informed practices and wellbeing practices that are useful for educators. You will finish this course with strategies you can use in those high stress moments in your day to day work.

You will learn:

  • How to recognise your own stress response
  • What self-regulation is, and why it is important
  • Strategies for regulating and lowering your stress, including rhythmic activities

Course time:

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

Alignment to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards:

This course is mapped to the following Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL). Your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority.

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
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Course Content

How To Manage Teacher Stress With Regulation, Rhythm, and Resilience

How To Manage Teacher Stress With Regulation, Rhythm, and Resilience

01.
Introduction
02.
Check your understanding
03.
What is stress?
04.
Knowing your triggers and frustrations
05.
What does stress look like and feel like?
06.
What is regulation?
07.
Using rhythmic activities to regulate
08.
Regulating in the high stress moments
09.
Proactive wellbeing strategies
10.
Putting it all together and making a plan
11.
Self-compassion
12.
Reflection
13.
Congratulations

Course Instructor

Megan Corcoran is a wellbeing consultant and Director at Wagtail Institute. She spent 12 years teaching and leading in alternative schools, working with young people who had experienced childhood trauma, often lived in out of home care and were experiencing disadvantage. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and teaches a Positive Psychology subject at Monash University. She is passionate about the wellbeing of students and staff in schools and loves sharing wellbeing science and trauma-informed practice with teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I log this PD with my State's teaching authority?

Yes! Our courses are mapped to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL), and your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority. To do this, grab your certificate of completion from your personal dashboard once the course is complete.

  • 2.2 Content selection and organisation
  • 3.3 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.4 Select and use resources

How long will this take to complete?

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

How does it work?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

Is this course accredited?

While this course is not accredited by state teaching authorities, it is mapped to the national Professional Standards for Teachers. This means that you can log this course with your state regulatory authority as elective PD hours

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Who are the instructors?

This course is designed in consultation with teachers, principals, psychologists, counsellors, scientists, and all manner of experts in the education field.

Cool.org's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum and best educational practice, so you can be sure your learning is at the cutting edge of education theory.

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