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Teachers Learning From One Another

Heads of Student Wellbeing have been working with individual teachers to embed some of the Berry Street Educational Model strategies in their classrooms.  They have worked with students to explain the concepts they are using and the thinking behind these that aims to develop teacher-student relationships and improve student outcomes.  The aim of the BSEM is to focus on four key domains: Body, Stamina, Character and Engagement.  Together these strategies aim to further develop teacher empathy by making positive relationships central to their interactions with students. This project has been led by Minna Denholm, Head of Wellbeing Programs, and includes a number of teachers across learning areas who are investing time and energy into this wonderful initiative.  

"In today’s changing and complex world, many school students encounter daily challenges that can impact their success at school. These can range from ongoing stress to a specific traumatic event. Despite best efforts and intentions, schools often require specialised strategies to address student needs for healing, growth, and achievement." (BSEM Website)

It is wonderful see Heads of Student Wellbeing sharing their expertise from the BSEM training with their peers.  It cements the idea that we learn best from one another and from sharing these experiences.  This is exactly what this project has highlighted for us.  The teachers involved will also share their findings and strategies with all teachers during Professional Practice time in August.

 

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Teachers Learning From One Another

Heads of Student Wellbeing have been working with individual teachers to embed some of the Berry Street Educational Model strategies in their classrooms.  They have worked with students to explain the concepts they are using and the thinking behind these that aims to develop teacher-student relationships and improve student outcomes.  The aim of the BSEM is to focus on four key domains: Body, Stamina, Character and Engagement.  Together these strategies aim to further develop teacher empathy by making positive relationships central to their interactions with students. This project has been led by Minna Denholm, Head of Wellbeing Programs, and includes a number of teachers across learning areas who are investing time and energy into this wonderful initiative.  

"In today’s changing and complex world, many school students encounter daily challenges that can impact their success at school. These can range from ongoing stress to a specific traumatic event. Despite best efforts and intentions, schools often require specialised strategies to address student needs for healing, growth, and achievement." (BSEM Website)

It is wonderful see Heads of Student Wellbeing sharing their expertise from the BSEM training with their peers.  It cements the idea that we learn best from one another and from sharing these experiences.  This is exactly what this project has highlighted for us.  The teachers involved will also share their findings and strategies with all teachers during Professional Practice time in August.