Developod Episode 14 - Teacher Wellbeing

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In this episode, Christian talks to Elena Ončevska Ager about her teacher wellbeing course. They discuss the importance of teacher self-care, how her course worked, and the response from the teachers who participated. Links: VIA online character strengths survey: www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey Three good things activity: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/three-good-things Other activities: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/ Other materials: Mental health awareness in the classroom and beyond (English UK) www.englishuk.com/en/about-us/news-press/english-uk-news?newsId=2901 How to stay well in the classroom (Phil Longwell) https://www.englishuk.com/uploads/assets/events/academicconf2019/speaker_presentations/Sat_Phil_Longwell_How_to_Stay_Well_in_the_Classroom_-_being_mentally_fit.pdf Looking after your teachers (Phil Longwell) https://www.englishuk.com/uploads/assets/events/academicconf2019/speaker_presentations/Fri_Phil_Longwell_Looking_after_your_teachers.pdf Mental Health Awareness for Employers within ELT (Phil Longwell - July 2018)(Recorded Webinar available for IATEFL Members) https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/_a875541554/pjc9mgq7w90i/?proto=true https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ www.actionforhappiness.org/ Martin Seligman's Flourish: www.amazon.co.uk/Flourish-Understanding-Happiness-Wellbeing-psychology/dp/1857885694 Barbara Fredrickson on the power of positive emotions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dFDHzV36glist=PLtzJzBiAtY1eKNKh81rb6jyvwSQXB5OzR&index=14 Carol Dweck on mindsets: www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve Angela Lee Duckworth on grit: www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance Apps: Headspace, What's Good Elena Ončevska Ager is an EFL teacher and teacher educator at Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Republic of Macedonia. She is involved in supporting the development of pre-service and in-service EFL teachers in face-to-face and online contexts. Apart from second language teacher education and online learning, her research interests also include learner/teacher autonomy, group dynamics, motivation and professional wellbeing. elena.oncevska@flf.ukim.edu.mk Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria, where she is Head of ELT pre-service section. Her research interests include all aspects of the psychology surrounding the foreign language learning experience from both teacher and learner perspectives. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of several books in this area including, ‘Exploring Psychology for Language Teachers’ (Winner of the IH Ben Warren Prize published by Oxford University Press). sarah.mercer@uni-graz.at

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