Teacher Wellbeing

By Ellen Ronalds Keene

Happy, healthy people are more effective teachers and more productive members of society. Yet, an increasing number of teachers are suffering stress-related illness and burnout. Some of these educators struggle through at a reduced capacity, but quite a lot just leave the profession altogether. Many educators put everyone else's health and happiness before their own, because they just want to make a difference. However, it backfires because the external expectations and demands of the job keep increasing regardless of the dwindling reserves of teachers. This podcast aims to facilitate and contribute to the conversation about teacher wellbeing, positive schools and burnout prevention, to inspire and empower educators of all kinds to take back control of their health and happiness by being proactive about their wellbeing, and to give teachers permission to put themselves first, so that they can go on making a difference long into the future.

  1. 1.
    My favourite episode: The Invisible Work of Teaching (Replay)
    42:28
  2. 2.
    Creating Happy Schools, with Steve Francis
    34:43
  3. 3.
    4 Steps to Shift Your Personal Wellbeing Culture
    28:44
  4. 4.
    Self-care for First Year Teachers
    41:12
  5. 5.
    Glorification of Overwork vs Proper Preparation and Planning
    31:48
  6. 6.
    A New Year Message For Teachers
    2:34
  7. 7.
    My Predictions for Teacher Health and Wellbeing in 2021 (Season 7 Finale)
    34:27
  8. 8.
    Who benefits when we focus only on the visible and easily measured parts of teaching?
    48:48
  1. 9.
    Movement as Medicine and Fatigue Resilience (part 2), with Stuart Keene
    30:52
  2. 10.
    Movement as Medicine and Fatigue Resilience (part 1), with Stuart Keene
    39:13
  3. 11.
    Managing Anxiety: What we can learn from Hagrid
    23:14
  4. 12.
    Reminder: Wellbeing Champions Meetup This Week!
    1:00
  5. 13.
    3 Reasons We Need Wellbeing Champion Positions in Schools
    38:13
  6. 14.
    How teachers can use writing to support wellbeing, with Beth Cregan
    59:19
  7. 15.
    Self-Coaching Questions for Teachers
    35:23
  8. 16.
    Managing Motherhood, Maternity Leave and Major Career Progression (Teacher Story: Bek)
    47:44
  9. 17.
    11 Mistakes Teachers and Schools Make With Health, Wellbeing and Resilience
    38:05
  10. 18.
    What Wendy has learned about teacher wellbeing through 2020 disruptions and resolutions (Teacher Story)
    58:21
  11. 19.
    The Depleted Teacher: Why Soldiering On Is Slowly Killing Us
    43:03
  12. 20.
    Oooh, it's back! Join me :)
    4:09
  13. 21.
    A love note for teachers at the end of the weirdest, hardest term ever
    15:27
  14. 22.
    Two myths that might be sabotaging your health and wellbeing as a teacher
    49:25
  15. 23.
    An early career teacher's story of health challenges and workplace bullying + my ongoing commitment to anti-racism
    57:01
  16. 24.
    Staff wellbeing as we transition back to on campus learning, with Katrina Bourke
    33:49
  17. 25.
    A powerful story about one teacher's year of health & wellbeing reflections (Teacher Story | Melissa)
    49:10
  18. 26.
    Six educators share their teacher wellbeing wisdom and notes to first-year teacher selves
    43:53
  19. 27.
    BONUS: Coping with change + Podcast updates
    39:21
  20. 28.
    My alternative "plea to teachers" as we begin Term 2, 2020
    22:04
  21. 29.
    Teaching in the time of coronavirus
    41:11
  22. 30.
    BONUS: 4 things the Teacher Wellbeing podcast has taught me about teacher wellbeing
    35:39
  23. 31.
    BONUS | Rethinking Teacher Wellbeing and Resilience for 2020
    53:37
  24. 32.
    BONUS: Are you #teachertired? 3 ways to get more sleep this term + leave me a voicemail!
    26:14
  25. 33.
    Quick Update: New Coaching Packages + Last day to get current prices
    12:50
  26. 34.
    Bonus! September Updates + Special Invitation
    11:28
  27. 35.
    Lessons from 4 years of Self-Care for Teachers, and my vision for the future (Season 5 finale)
    54:13
  28. 36.
    Teacher Story: Jessica from Lead and Inspire
    47:19
  29. 37.
    There are no quick fixes (and you are not broken)
    15:31
  30. 38.
    Life after Teacher, with Gabbie Stroud (part 2)
    37:25
  31. 39.
    Life after Teacher, with Gabbie Stroud (part 1)
    38:50
  32. 40.
    The other half of the wellbeing equation
    35:34
  33. 41.
    Teacher Stories | Elise (Part 2)
    29:03
  34. 42.
    Teacher Stories | Elise (Part 1)
    31:40
  35. 43.
    The invisible work of teaching
    37:37
  36. 44.
    Teacher Stories | Kelsey
    40:04
  37. 45.
    Immune Boosting, with Linda Back
    33:17
  38. 46.
    Five steps to changing your health habits and improving your wellbeing as a teacher
    39:38
  39. 47.
    Three thinking traps that sabotage your wellbeing (and what to do about them)
    39:27
  40. 48.
    Integrating Parenting and Teaching, with Clare Crew from Thriving Children
    39:34
  41. 49.
    Teacher Stories | Miranda
    37:15
  42. 50.
    Season 4 Intermission
    2:57

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