The Teach Resiliency Education Series is a series of free, informative, and interactive professional development presentations led by experts in the field of both children’s and teacher’s mental health.
Hear from leading experts and discover evidence-informed tools, tips, and strategies to support both teacher and student resiliency and wellness, and connect with fellow mental health champions from across the country.
Webinars in the Series
If Not NOW, When Will You Take Time for Your Wellness?
The 2020/21 school year has definitely been one that will be remembered for a very long time. Many will think about the disruption, the challenges as well as the constant change experienced by educators across the globe. Stress levels, anxiety and uncertainty sky rocketed, mental illness rose and conversations about the importance of educators’ wellness were top of mind. Perhaps we needed a global pandemic to put things into perspective and honour what we know to be true, “If you don’t take time for your wellness, you will be forced to take time for your illness.”
Join Wellness Educator Joyce Sunada as she has you experience 6 wellness practices you can implement NOW to improve your well-being. After all, your life depends on it. As a result of attending this session you will come away empowered, hopeful and prepared to focus on your wellness.
Encouraging the development of life skills through sport and physical activity
The objective of this webinar is to provide educators with an understanding of how to integrate these life skills into their daily practices (for example, goal-setting, work ethic, concentration). More precisely, participants will be led to discover various research-based strategies to facilitate teaching life skills through physical activity, and to ensure the transfer of these skills with the school environment. Several real-world examples will be presented from a teaching program already in place at a Quebec school (Winning at life/Gagnant pour la vie) in order to invite participants to consider ways in which they might develop or adapt the practices they currently use with students. (This webinar was presented in French)
Paying Attention to Teacher Well-Being: Noticing, Nurturing, and Sustaining Flourishing in Schools
Drawing on recent publications emerging from this research, Dr. Sabre Cherkowski offered theoretical insights and practical experiences to shift mindsets and build capacities to notice, nurture and sustain flourishing in schools that will be beneficial for all within the education system – teachers, support staff, administrators, and district leaders.
What Does It Mean to Teach in a Trauma-Informed Way?
This webinar provides considerations and strategies for being trauma-informed in order to support students’ mental health and resiliency – when they return to school and going forward. Dr. Karen Bax shares the principles of the approach, why it is important, and practical ideas for how to apply trauma-informed practices in your classroom, at your school, or within your school district.
Build Resiliency: Approaches to Supporting Pre-Service Teacher Wellness
Supporting teachers of tomorrow…today! This webinar shares insights into the experiences of pre-service teachers and introduces efforts underway in B.Ed. programs designed to foster wellbeing and help shift the tide from burning out to burning in, and from surviving to thriving in the profession. The Pre-Service Teachers’ Stress Management and Resilience Program developed by the Faculty of Education at McGill University is introduced as well as the Teachers of Tomorrow initiative from Ever Active Schools.
Talking About Teacher Wellness
At the front of every class is a teacher who is contending with the heavy demands of their day-to-day responsibilities and managing the stress associated with their profession. In the third webinar in the series, information and strategies for fostering teacher wellness are presented by school mental health expert Michael Leblanc.
Developing a Culture of Mental Wellness in Your School Community
In the second presentation of the series, developing a culture of mental wellness in your school community is discussed. Special guests Dr. Susan Rodger, Dr. Patrick Carney, and Patricia Marra-Stapleton share steps and approaches that educators and administrators can take to ensure their classroom and school is supportive of the mental health of all students.
Share2Care – promising mental health initiatives for your school
In the first presentation of the series, the Share2Care initiative is discussed and promising practices are presented. In October 2018, Teach Resiliency’s Share2Care campaign received over 220 mental health initiatives from across the country sharing and inspiring others to take action in their classroom or school community. In this webinar, special guest Dr. Susan Rodger shares various components of promising mental health initiatives using Share2Care initiatives to guide the discussion. Special guests also share unique, innovative, and promising mental health practices having a positive impact on students, school staff, or both.