Teaching is a rewarding and positive career choice. The influence a teacher has on helping to shape the future of so many young people is often profound. Yet, at times, teaching can also be extremely challenging.
More than 1 in 4 Australian teachers suffer from emotional exhaustion after starting their careers and expect to leave the profession within the first five years of teaching (Marshal 2013; Milburn 2011). One of the major reasons for higher levels of stress and burnout includes tougher emotional conditions than teachers expected, coupled with a lack of wellbeing support and preparation.
Mental health conditions arising from stress in the workplace have become an increasingly important concern for employers, and workplace claims have far-reaching impacts within schools – even beyond the bottom line.
Teacher Wellbeing covers a quality evidence-based approach to achieving a resilient mindset and problem-solving strategies for dealing with the practicalities and complexities associated with the teaching profession. ACEL brings you this one-day workshop, previously offered by PAI, where teachers can gain a shared understanding of what wellbeing really means and strategies to support them to take immediate action. Teacher Wellbeing also covers how to plan for the long term and how to achieve a positive approach to their work.