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Educator Wellbeing

Author : Madhavi Nawana Parker
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Educator Wellbeing, written in response to the 2020 Global Pandemic, speaks to the long-ignored expectations that Educators live with and the impact on their wellbeing that going above and beyond to serve their students has. This book is a relatable and practical read for teachers to build tools for life, bringing their wellbeing to the forefront. It provides a toolbox of preventative and responsive strategies to help Educators look after their wellbeing so they can continue with supporting their students. Madhavi Nawana Parker provides a supportive and practical wellbeing framework that can be tailored to meet teachers’ unique and personal needs, and supports theory with personal vignettes to bring to life topics such as: Areas for improved wellbeing in the current climate Giving yourself permission to prioritise wellbeing Wellbeing for Educators going forward A timely response to an international event with far-reaching effects, Educator Wellbeing has never been more needed by practitioners, as a contemporary answer and basis for a new tradition of supportive practice.

Early Childhood Educator Wellbeing

Author : Lisa Baker
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The Educators Guide to Whole school Wellbeing

Author : Denise M. Quinlan
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The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing addresses challenges faced by schools wanting to improve wellbeing. While many schools globally now understand the need to promote and protect student wellbeing, they often find themselves stuck – not knowing where to start, what to prioritise, or how to implement whole-school change. This book fills that gap. This book provides companionship through rich stories from schools around the world that have created wellbeing practices that work for their schools. It guides educators through processes that help create individualised, contextualised school wellbeing plans. With chapters addressing ‘why wellbeing?’, ‘what is "whole school?"’, change dynamics, measurement, staff wellbeing, coaching, cultural responsiveness, and how to build buy-in, it is the first of its kind. Balancing research and practice for each topic with expert practitioner and researcher insights, this book gives schools access to best-practice guidance from around the world in a user-friendly format, designed for busy educators. What sets the authors apart from the many school wellbeing practitioners globally is their substantial experience working alongside diverse school groups. While many have experience in one school, few work across a multitude of very different schools and clusters, giving these practising academics a unique appreciation for effective, cross-context processes.

Educator Stress

Author : Teresa Mendonça McIntyre
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This book brings together the most current thinking and research on educator stress and how education systems can support quality teachers and quality education. It adopts an occupational health perspective to examine the problem of educator stress and presents theory-driven intervention strategies to reduce stress load and support educator resilience and healthy school organizations. The book provides an international perspective on key challenges facing educators such as teacher stress, teacher retention, training effective teachers, teacher accountability, cyber-bullying in schools, and developing healthy school systems. Divided into four parts, the book starts out by introducing and defining the problem of educator stress internationally and examining educator stress in the context of school, education system, and education policy factors. Part I includes chapters on educator mental health and well-being, stress-related biological vulnerabilities, the relation of stress to teaching self-efficacy, turnover in charter schools, and the role of culture in educator stress. Part II reviews the main conceptual models that explain educator stress while applying an occupational health framework to education contexts which stresses the role of organizational factors, including work organization and work practices. It ends with a proposal of a dynamic integrative theory of educator stress, which highlights the changing nature of educator stress with time and context. Part III starts with the definition of what constitute healthy school organizations as a backdrop to the following chapters which review the application of occupational health psychology theories and intervention approaches to reducing educator stress, promoting teacher resources and developing healthy school systems. Chapters include interventions at the individual, individual-organizational interface and organizational levels. Part III ends with a chapter addressing cyber-bullying, a new challenge affecting schools and teachers. Part IV discusses the implications for research, practice and policy in education, including teacher training and development. In addition, it presents a review of methodological issues facing researchers on educator stress and identifies future trends for research on this topic, including the use of ecological momentary assessment in educator stress research. The editors’ concluding comments reflect upon the application of an occupational health perspective to advance research, practice and policy directed at reducing stress in educators, and promoting teacher and school well-being.

An Educator s Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Author : James Hollinsley
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A collection of essays by educators, psychologists and counsellors, highlighting the critical importance of mental health and wellbeing of students.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Author : National Research Council
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Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research

Author : Caitriona McDonagh
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Offering updated references, questions for reflection, the latest case studies, and current advice relating to data protection and storage, this second edition of Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research provides an accessible introduction to understanding and improving teaching and learning through a process of reflection, research, and action. Divided into five parts, this self-study action research approach emphasises the positive aspects of enhancing practice and reflects how this can lead to higher levels of teacher autonomy and agency. With the addition of a chapter dedicated to the links between action research and well-being, this book provides a step-by-step guide to beginning your own research and covers topics such as: Identifying an area of professional concern or interest Exploration of educational values Developing a better understanding of practice Thinking critically about educational practices Finding a research methodology Drawing on the authors’ new experiences of working with second level, third level, and postgraduate educators, as well as their work designing postgraduate programmes in the field of critical reflection and self-study action research, this friendly guide provides a straightforward approach to classroom research. It is the perfect resource for all student and practising teachers looking for support in classroom research, as well as those wanting to pursue effective professional development or further studies in an area of interest.

The Spirit and Scope of Education in Promoting the Well being of Society From the German of J A Stapf by R Gordon

Author : Ambrosius Joseph STAPF
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Promoting Health and Well being in Social Work Education

Author : Beth R. Crisp
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Social work educators can play an important part in ensuring that the promotion of health and well-being is firmly on the social work agenda for service users, as well as for students and educators. Nevertheless, this has not been a priority within social work education and presents a challenge which requires some re-thinking in terms of curriculum content, pedagogy, and how social workers respond to social problems. Furthermore, if the promotion of health and well-being is not considered a priority for social workers, this raises important questions about the role and relevance of social work in health, and thus poses challenges to social work education, both now and in the future. This book contains contributions from social work educators from Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. They reflect on how best to prepare students to put health and well-being to the forefront of practice, drawing on research on quality of life, subjective well-being, student well-being, community participation and social connectedness, religion and spirituality, mindful practices, trauma and health inequalities. This book is an extended version of a special issue of Social Work Education.

The Handbook of Race and Adult Education

Author : Vanessa Sheared
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The Handbook of Race and Adult Education While much attention has been given to inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism within adult education, The Handbook of Race and Adult Education is the first comprehensive work to engage in a dialogue specifically about race and racism and the effect these factors have on the marginalization or oppression of groups and individuals. This landmark book provides the field of adult and continuing education with a model for the discussion of race and racism from social, educational, political, and psychological perspectives, and seeks to articulate a conceptual challenge to the ethnocentric focus of the discussion in the field. It offers adult education scholars, as well as those engaged in research and teaching about race, an opportunity to engage in a discourse about race and racism, including examinations of how these factors have been seen through multiple theoretical frameworks; how they have affected many lived experiences at work, home, and within educational settings; and how they have served to privilege some and not others. The book offers an exploration into how these factors need to be centered in a discourse and perspective that can provide those in the margins as well as in the center with ways to think about creating changes in their classrooms, communities, and homes. This volume is a timely addition to the intense racial debate occurring in this country today. It is a long overdue medium through which those in higher education, as well as the general adult education field, can engage in a discussion that leads to critical understanding and moves us into meaningful change.

Nurse as Educator

Author : Susan B. Bastable
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Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing roles in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education. Designed to teach nurses about the development, motivational, and sociocultural differences that affect teaching and learning, this text combines theoretical and pragmatic content in a balanced, complete style. The Third Edition of this best-selling text has been updated and revised to include the latest research. Nurse as Educator is used extensively in nursing educations courses and programs, as well as in both institutional and community-based settings.

Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music

Author : Professor Robin Kearns
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Popular music has become increasingly embedded in complex and often contradictory discourses of wellbeing. For instance, some new genres and sub-cultures of popular music are associated with violence, drug-use, and the angst of living yet simultaneously define the hopes and dreams of millions of young people. At a service level, popular music is increasingly used as a therapeutic modality in holistic medicine, as well as in conventional health care and public health practice. By conceptually and empirically foregrounding place, this book demonstrates how music whether from particular places, about particular places, or played in particular places is a crucial component of health and wellbeing.

What Teachers Need to Know about Personal Wellbeing

Author : Deb Ferguson
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Teachers are renowned for putting their own needs last and, although this is a natural response in the short term, the long-term consequences can be damaging to their health and wellbeing. This book will help teachers evaluate their life and work in order to become more fulfilled and productive. It provides insights into many aspects of wellbeing and it analyzes exactly what makes people happy and content. The book also presents a series of challenges for practicing the outlined strategies.

Wellbeing

Author : Klaus Bergdolt
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Offering an overview on health and healthy living from classical Antiquity through to the mid-19th century, when scientific medicine began to gain ascendancy, this book shows that despite the diversity of notions of 'healthy' and 'ill', directions on healthy living remain surprisingly constant throughout the centuries.

The Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III Revised Second Edition

Author : Lorraine Walker
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This revised edition of the best-selling The Early Childhood Educator for certificate III aligns with the recent revised National Quality Standards in 2017 (NQS) and CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and covers all core units and a range of popular electives, including three new units. It provides a practical introduction to the responsibilities of a Certificate III-trained educator and links to the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard (NQS). The resource has been fully updated in response to new releases of the training package and changes to industry regulations and practices. KEY FEATURES * Fully updated content aligns to Release 4 of CHC30113 * Three new units covered * Revised NQS references, to the links provided in the 2e text, are provided online under content updates * Highly qualified and experienced author team * Options for blended or completely online learning

Fragrance and Wellbeing

Author : Jennifer Peace Rhind
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For thousands of years fragrance has been used, across many varied cultures, for altering mental and emotional states, and as part of spiritual practice. This book explores the impact of fragrance on the psyche from biological, anthropological, perfumery and aromatherapy viewpoints. Beginning with an exploration of our olfactory system and a discussion of the language of odour, the book examines the ways in which fragrance can influence our perceptions and experiences. It introduces us to a broad range of fragrance types – woody, resinous, spicy, herbaceous, agrestic, floral and citrus, as well as the attars that form part of Unani Tibb medicine. Traditional and contemporary uses and the mood-enhancing properties of fragrance types are presented. The book then provides an overview of the theoretical and philosophical frameworks that have been used to analyse how and why we choose fragrance. Finally readers are given guidance on how to cultivate their olfactory palate, which reveals a new dimension in the use of fragrance to enhance wellbeing. This book offers a wealth of knowledge on plant aromatics and the powerful influence of fragrance on wellbeing. It will be of particular interest to aromatherapists, perfumers, psychotherapists, ethnobotanists and anthropologists.

Perspectives on Flourishing in Schools

Author : Sabre Cherkowski
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This book provides a view of well-being in schools from a range of theoretical and practical perspectives. Contributors from academic, field-based and community roles in education offer insights from their research and practice to describe what it means for teachers, administrators and students to flourish in schools.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox

Author : Madhavi Nawana Parker
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This fully updated second edition is a practical guide for parents, teachers and other professionals to create cultures of resilience and wellbeing in schools, homes and health care settings. Students will build lifelong competencies to improve their emotional regulation, empathy, persistence, problem solving, mindset, optimism, gratitude, kindness and values; improving their psychological readiness to bounce back from life’s ups and downs. Alongside new lesson plans that are even easier to follow and specific guidance on how to meet criteria on social emotional learning frameworks, the lively and engaging resources in this book include: Practical, photocopiable guide sheets and worksheets, also available as eResources via www.positivemindsaustralia.com.au Adaptable role plays and activities Solid research-based strategies A flexible framework that can be creatively implemented in classrooms, homes and health care settings Parent tips at the end of each chapter This is a must-have handbook for anyone seeking to provide young people in their care with a strong foundation for life long social, emotional and learning outcomes.

Health and Wellbeing in Childhood

Author : Susanne Garvis
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The period from birth to twelve years is crucial in a child's development and can significantly impact future educational success, resilience and participation in society. Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, 2nd edition provides readers with a comprehensive foundation in health and wellbeing education across key priority areas, covering physical, social and emotional learning and development. This edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research and resources and incorporates expanded material on diversity, mental health and contemplative practice. Learning is supported through a suite of features including key terms, case studies, links to curriculum documentation, reflective activities and end-of-chapter questions. A new instructor companion website features a curated suite of reading materials, extension questions and sample responses. Written by an expert author team comprised of leading academics and practitioners, Health and Wellbeing in Childhood equips readers with the knowledge and skills to promote and implement effective practice in the field.

The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma Revised Second Edition

Author : Lorraine Walker
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This revised edition of the best-selling The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma aligns with the recent revised National Quality Standards in 2017 (NQS) and CHC50113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and covers all core units and a range of popular electives, including three new units. It provides a practical introduction to the responsibilities of a Certificate III-trained educator and links to the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard (NQS). The resource has been fully updated in response to new releases of the training package and changes to industry regulations and practices. KEY FEATURES * Fully updated content aligns to Release 4 of CHC30113 * Three new units covered * Revised NQS references, to the links provided in the 2e text, are provided online under content updates * Highly qualified and experienced author team * Options for blended or completely online learning.