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Teacher resilience and well-being

Well-being of educators at all phases of professional life is a current focus of employers and researchers. Resilience occurs when individuals harness resources in themselves and their contexts to overcome challenges. In teaching this is often called “everyday resilience”.

Participants will attend a series of four workshops to develop knowledge, skills and strategies to support their professional resilience. The four workshops will cover the nature of resilience, building relationships and networks, well-being and emotions, and taking initiative.

The workshops are aimed at all teachers and educators.  Administrators and school leaders would also gain ideas and insights for potential school-wide strategies.

Sessions will include reflections, discussion and personal plans for further professional learning and support. Between workshops, participants will be expected to complete 5 online modules of about 1 hour each.


What will you gain from this workshop?

  • A map of the personal and contextual challenges and available resources in your setting
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills related to strengthening professional resilience
  • Personal reflection and networking with other educators
  • A personal plan for further professional learning and support

You will receive a signed certificate that can be used as evidence of your professional learning.

Register for this series

Teacher Wellbeing: Strengthening Professional Resilience Series
Presenters: Associate Professor Susan Beltman and Ms Sonja Kuzich

Session 1: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Session 2: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Session 3: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Session 4: Tuesday 19 September 2017

This professional learning will be completed by participants attending all 4 sessions, and the 5 online modules.

Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Building 501, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Standard: $300 for whole series
Curtin staff/students: $150 for whole series

susan beltman

About your presenters

Associate Professor Susan Beltman, a former School Psychologist, is a lecturer and researcher at Curtin. Her research on teacher resilience includes two Australian projects: Keeping Cool and BRiTE (Building Resilience in Teacher Education), as well as the European project ENTREE (ENhancing Teacher REsilience in Europe). Sue has presented workshops on teacher resilience for Child Australia, the Cockburn-Fremantle Education Network, and the EU RESCUR project in Crete.

sonja kuzich

Ms Sonja Kuzich is an experienced classroom teacher and lectures across several programs in relation to professional practice, curriculum and sustainability. Sonja developed the Professional Standards for Teaching (WACOT), the Code of Ethics and the Professional Learning guidelines which guide teachers’ work in Western Australia.