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: Three good things activity: Other activities: Other materials: Mental health awareness in the classroom and beyond (English UK) How to stay well in the classroom (Phil Longwell) Looking after your teachers (Phil Longwell) Mental Health Awareness for Employers within ELT (Phil Longwell - July 2018)(Recorded Webinar available for IATEFL Members) Martin Seligman's Flourish: Barbara Fredrickson on the power of positive emotions: Carol Dweck on mindsets: Angela Lee Duckworth on grit: 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. 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).

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