Emotional & Mental Health Fitness for Well-being in the Classroom - Summer CPD
Learn how to teach about good mental and emotional health in a way that children can relate to and understand. You and the children will learn why it is important to look after emotional and mental fitness, what feelings are and what they mean how to be assertive and confident and finally, how to cope with life’s difficulties. Mindfulness tools are built into the course and can be used very effectively both in the classroom and personally. This CPD course combines enjoyable activities with games, music, art and videos providing you with lots of interactive tools to use in the classroom.
A teacher’s needs and well-being are paramount to the quality of teaching in the classroom. If the teacher can learn strategies to improve personal emotional and mental health fitness and implement the additional strategies for children, improved teaching and learning will be experienced by all. The goal of a mentally fit classroom can be achieved if children have a better awareness of mental well-being and are given skills to improve resilience, moderate feelings, increase assertiveness, confidence and practice mindfulness. The course aims to achieve this goal and in turn, lead to better quality teaching and learning.
Join us this summer and let’s start to lay some foundations of well-being in our schools.
All summer courses are approved for EPV days.
What is Emotional & Mental Health Fitness?
Why is it important? Why start at a young age?
Importance and relevance of teacher’s role in good mental health development.
Difference for boys and girls.
Identify the qualities of a mentally fit person.
Practical application in the classroom.
Introduction to Feelings
Building knowledge of range of emotions & how they interact.
Mental well-being versus mental problems or issues.
Learn why it is important to be able to name feelings.
Stress: How to recognise it, its effect on us and how to deal with it.
Good clear communication.
Understanding passive, aggressive and assertive communication styles.
Learning good communication skills.
Challenges to being assertive.
Managing anger (personally and in the classroom). Learn how to stay calm.
Positive and negative self-talk.
Using creativity to manage and express emotions.
Physical fitness to help mental fitness.
How to cope well with teasing and bullying.
Strategies to cope with cyber bullying.
Building a personal toolbox – music, writing, art, friends, family, games, etc.
Mindfulness & Conclusion
Why mindfulness? Introduction to its benefits and relevance to life.
Learn mindfulness skills to teach and use in the classroom.
Accumulating positive experiences in the long term.
Knowing when to get help and where to go.
Recap and conclude.
Bonus Module - Restorative Practice
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Course Author - Emotional & Mental Health Fitness
Jannah is a fully trained and qualified psychotherapist.
Janna’s primary degree is in psychology from Middlesex University in London. She then made the move into counselling, completing a graduate certificate course in person-centred counselling from Thames Valley University in London. Shortly after making the move back to Ireland she completed a postgraduate course in psychotherapy in The Tivoli Institute. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Jannah is a practicing psychotherapist. She also writes for various publications and runs courses and workshops .