Looking After Your Most Precious Resource: Yourself by Emma Kell and Adrian Bethune 2020-21

Next Session: March 3, 2021 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

In today’s climate, demands on every person are changing with many people trying to cope with more than ever before.  The Alban Teaching School Alliance are delighted to present this opportunity presented by Emma Kell and Adriane Bethune to focus on ways of looking after yourself.

This live webinar will take place on 3rd March from 3.30pm to 5pm and will examine:

Looking After Your Most Precious Resource: Yourself

Self-Care and Managing Stress

  • Be aware of your signs of stress and how you respond.
  • Creating healthy habits is easier than you think.
  • The importance of sleep, nutrition and exercise.
  • Giving in a sustainable way.

Perspective and Agency

  • Focusing on the positive.
  • Identifying and focusing on what is most important.
  • Why agency is both more important and more challenging to achieve than ever.
  • Identifying and acting on the areas where you have control.

Who is this course for?

All teachers of all key stages.   Early careers teachers may also find this session useful as they grasp the challenges of a busy teaching role in challenging circumstances.

Meet the Facilitator

Dr Emma Kell has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and leader at middle and senior level. Emma works as a senior teaching fellow at UCL’s Institute of Education and as an English teacher and Teaching School Lead role for Aspire AP, a PRU in Bucks. Emma speaks regularly on wellbeing, recruitment and retention and writes for a variety of publications including TES and BBC Teach. Emma has completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and work-life balance at Middlesex University. Emma is author of How To Survive in Teaching (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A Little Guide For Teachers: Wellbeing and Self-Care.

Adrian Bethune is a part-time teacher in a primary school in Aylesbury, the Education Policy co-lead at the Mindfulness Initiative, founder of Teachappy and dad to two young boys. In 2012, he was awarded a ‘Happy Hero’ medal by Lord Richard Layard at the House of Lords for his work on developing wellbeing in schools. In 2015, he was invited to speak at the Action For Happiness event, Creating A Happier World, on stage with the Dalai Lama. Adrian is author of the award-winning Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom – A Practical Guide To Teaching Happiness (Bloomsbury, 2018) and co-author with Dr Emma Kell of A Little Guide to Teacher Wellbeing and Self-care (Sage, 2020).