Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Course introduction and a message from your instructors

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

    • Short wellbeing survey

    • Personal wellbeing reflection

    • Wellbeing wheel download

  • 2

    Purpose and Values

    • Why do you teach?

    • Ikigai

    • Moral compass

    • Who inspired you to teach?

    • Every interaction counts

    • Whose hero?

    • Purpose - summary

    • Further reading and resources

  • 3

    Maintaining perspective

    • Perspective and attention

    • Rewiring the negativity bias

    • Positive emotions

    • Seeing the bigger picture

    • Perspective summary

    • Further reading and resources

  • 4

    Managing our time and workload

    • Workload introduction

    • A hungry job and the need for boundaries

    • Prioritising work - Eisenhower Matrix & Pareto Principle

    • Getting started - Eat The Frog, Buffering Time and Focus

    • Global City Leaders Research

    • Attention management & leaving work checklist

    • Workload summary

    • Further reading and resources

  • 6

    Fostering positive relationships

    • Why relationships matter

    • Who matters to you?

    • Having difficult conversations

    • Gratitude

    • Laughter and relationships

    • Relationships summary

    • Further reading and resources

  • 7

    Developing Agency

    • What is agency

    • Change ourselves, change the system

    • Behaving like professional adults

    • Fostering agency in schools

    • What can you control and influence?

    • What really matters?

    • Small things matter

    • Agency summary

    • Further reading and resources

  • 8

    Next Steps...

    • Short wellbeing post-course survey

    • Before you go...

    • More courses for you...

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Emma Kell

Dr Emma Kell has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and leader in UK secondary schools and is a qualified Performance Coach. Emma is a practising teacher in a PRU in Bucks and works on the development of new and experienced teachers. She speaks regularly on teacher wellbeing, recruitment and retention as is a TEDx Norwich speaker. She writes for a variety of publications including TES and BBC Teach. Emma has completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and parenting at Middlesex University. Emma is author of How To Survive in Teaching (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A Little Guide For Teachers: Wellbeing and Self-Care (Sage, 2020).

Adrian Bethune

Adrian Bethune is a teacher in the UK, the lead author of the Oxford University Press International Curriculum for Wellbeing and founder of Teachappy. He was awarded a ‘Happy Hero’ medal by Lord Richard Layard at the House of Lords for his work on developing wellbeing in schools. In 2015, he was invited to speak at the Action For Happiness event, Creating A Happier World, on stage with the Dalai Lama. Adrian is author of the award-winning Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom – A Practical Guide To Teaching Happiness (Bloomsbury, 2018) and co-author with Dr Emma Kell of A Little Guide to Teacher Wellbeing and Self-care (Sage, 2020). He speaks and trains teachers and school leaders internationally, and lives in the UK with his family.

Course Introduction