The Joy of Teaching Part 1: Navigating Beyond the Negative Noise (45 minutes)

The Joy of Teaching Part 1: Navigating Beyond the Negative Noise (45 minutes)

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Lesson Summary

There is no denying, teaching comes with its challenges and the education system needs a bit (lot) of work. You don’t need to look far to find media stories spreading the word. But, what does that mean for us as teachers? Hearing about how hard our jobs are can add to our stress and have us fixating on the negative. In this course, we’ll help you navigate some of the challenges, explore solutions, and help you connect with the joy of the job, too.

You will learn:

  • About our negativity bias and ways to overcome it
  • Strategies to improve and maintain your wellbeing while teaching
  • Strategies to take on some of the challenges with a solutions-focused mindset

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.

Accreditation:

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
  • 6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
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Course Content

The Joy of Teaching Part 1: Navigating Beyond the Negative Noise (45 minutes)

The Joy of Teaching Part 1: Navigating Beyond the Negative Noise (45 minutes)

01.
Introduction
02.
The check in
03.
Understanding our negativity bias
04.
Science of positive emotion in teaching
05.
Rituals and routines to enhance positive emotion
06.
From problem focused to solutions focused
07.
Away from venting and towards wellbeing dialogue
08.
Why teaching?
09.
Using self-compassion
10.
Amplifying the good news stories
11.
Reflection
12.
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.

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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
6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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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