US$499 – US$599

Positive Pedagogy to Wellness Seoul

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Seoul Foreign School

Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seoul 120-110

Korea, Republic of

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Positive Pedagogy to Wellness Seoul

An essential two-day workshop focusing on how to improve wellbeing in your school. Some topics & workshops include:

• How to measure wellbeing in your school

• Building positive relationships through the power of human connection, games and fun in the classroom.

• Happiness, it's causes and consequences

• Emotional literacy activities and ideas to use at home and in school

• Building Mental Health & wellbeing in children in the IB curriculum

• Embedding Positive Education into the whole school

• Developing the whole student: How to use character strengths to improve engagement, performance and satisfaction

• A practical guide to teaching relationships

Active learners are healthy learners and play is central to learning for children and adults. This workshop is for teachers through Kindergarten to Grade 12. Participants will explore learning experiences that integrate mental health and wellness into the classroom and groups. This workshop helps educators bring mindfulness, gratitude, joy and social connection into their classrooms.

Great networking opportunities exist with senior leaders, wellbeing leads and teachers involved in the implementation and day to day management of wellbeing within their schools.

This event will be of great value to anyone with an interest in education, but particularly for those in the education sector or working with young people:

  • Wellbeing Officers and Directors
  • Pastoral staff
  • Head Teachers
  • Deputy Heads
  • Teachers & lecturers
  • Boarding staff including Heads of House
  • Bursars and HR Managers
  • Tutors
  • Heads of Year
  • Governors

The two-day workshop will be hosted by two world-renowned presenters who are teaming up to create this fantastic learning experience.

Dale Sidebottom has been referred to as the energiser bunny of the teaching world. With his love of play, fun fitness, energy and passion for getting people moving, Dale is the created of Jugar Life, Energetic Education, Learning with Games as well as the top rating educational podcast Energetic Radio. Dale has created a unique blend of fun, teamwork, wellness and movement into his keynotes, seminars and conferences which he has presented in 20 countries around the world for students and teachers. Dale has recently created 'Daily Mission Cards' that all participants will get as part of their $600 value pack for attending.

Cal Stuart Is currently the Schoolwide (PYP, MYP, & IGCSE) - Head of Physical and Health Education at Seoul Foreign School, South Korea. He has taught in IB schools for over 10 years within Asia and started his career in Australia back in 2007 teaching PE for education Queensland. Cal has held various positions from a teacher, Athletic Director, IB MYP Coordinator, and Vice-Principal. For each of the roles he has held, his passion and strengths are within curriculum development. In addition to his current role, Cal is a consultant for MYP schools going through candidacy, IB MYP PHE workshop leader, and an IB School visiting Leader. More recently, he has successfully developed whole school health programs (K1-12) in two international schools.

Through the work that Cal has done developing health curriculums, you will have access to all of his templates, PowerPoints, and curriculum documents so that you too can develop the right health program for your school as part of your $600 value pack.

Workshop Sessions

Session 1: Your health check - What is happening in your community? (Physical, Mental, Social, Intellectual & Spiritual Wellness)

  • Session Objectives:
  • every school and country have different health concerns. This session will explore how to identify these issues and who in your school you should include.
  • identify and explain the resources that are available to get statistical information about the health status within your context.
  • how to start the collaboration process. Who do you work with?
  • who to collate this information with and how to use it effectively.

Session 2: How to create a health proposal for your school. Getting the buy-in and who are the stakeholders!

  • Session Objectives:
  • from health data collection to setting goals. Starting the strategic plan to making short- and long-term goals for your community.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders prior to the proposal.

Session 2: Selecting the right standards for your health program

  • Session Objectives:
  • giving your health program credibility through reviewing which curriculum standards you can draw upon.
  • there are a vast number of standards to select from and it is vital to select those that suit your context regardless of which curriculum your school has.

Session 4: From Written to the Taught Curriculum: Action for change/ Student Agency

  • Session Objectives:
  • integrating health standards into practical units of inquiry.
  • making connections from games to developing meaningful health learning experience.
  • How to create principled action and student agency.

Creating a Classroom Environment That Helps Students Grow

Studies on the mental health of school principals and teachers are now in mainstream media.

Principals reported higher levels of burnout than the general population, twice as much difficulty sleeping as a result of stress and were at higher risk of depression. ABC news Jan 2018

Sydney Morning Herald reported in 2017 that, 'Up to half of all Australian teachers are leaving the profession in the first five years.'

The sheer quantity of work and a lack of time to focus on teaching and learning were the two biggest causes of stress.

Our Students Are Suffering Also.

It’s not just our teachers and school leaders that are suffering but also our students. Many classroom teachers are dealing with students who display:

A lack of focus and attention that often leads to ...

Disruptive behaviour that often leads to poor attendance and this leads to...

Poor academic performance and confidence. It becomes a negative self-fulfilling prophecy!

Sadly, the interventions to make this better and improve the classroom experience for students and teachers miss a crucial component - the link between mental health and school performance.

Nearly half (47 per cent) of Australian students feel very tense when they study, compared to the international average of 37 per cent.

Based on the OECD average, 67 per cent of Australian students report feeling very anxious even if well prepared for a test, compared to the international average of 56 per cent (64 per cent for girls and 47 per cent for boys).

School-based stress reduction programs based on mindful play, fun and movement, have been shown to be effective in the United States. Similar programs would benefit Australian school children.

If you want to reduce the burnout of school staff and create a culture of growth and improvement in your students attend our Professional Development to learn fun ways to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students

You’ll receive a range of evidence-based practical strategies based on play, fun and movement that will:

  1. Help students focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress.
  2. Reduce disruptive behaviour
  3. Increase effort students put into their activities as well as their ability to stay on task.
  4. Improve attention and memory,
  5. Increased brain activity and cognitive function,
  6. Enhance mood and ability to cope with stress.

The workshop will include:

Large movement board games

Musical workouts

Brain breaks and energy breaks

Gamification in education

Dice and card activities to get everyone moving

Team building games

Game development and cross-curricular activities

And more…….

In addition to a whole day workshop, all attendees will take home a huge resource pack filled with games and lesson plan ideas valued at over $600.

All participants are requested to bring with them the following:

  • A Laptop (please ensure that your school has given you sufficient administrator rights to be able to change your IP/network settings so that you can connect to the local network onsite) – bring a power adaptor and a projector adaptor (if Mac users)

  • Your school curriculum documents, action plans and or documentation that you are willing to share as part of your IB journey.


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What food will be provided at the two-day workshop?

All meals will be provided as part of your ticket. If you have dietary requiments we will design a set menu to suit your needs. This will be organised closer to the date.

What is the cancellation policy?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds on tickets purchased.

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