Thriving Educators: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This transformative Erasmus+ teacher training course is designed to address the critical issue of burnout among educators and provide practical tools and strategies for preventing and managing burnout. Through engaging and interactive sessions, participants will explore burnout prevention, self-care, and resilience-building techniques. They will gain deep knowledge and practical tools to restore balance within themselves and in their interactions with students.

This course creates a safe and supportive space for educators to reflect on their roles, behaviours, needs, and resilience. It emphasises recognising the signs of burnout, understanding its causes, and developing strategies to prevent and manage it. Participants will learn effective communication strategies and explore practical methods for self-care and stress management. Optional workshops enable customisation to specific needs.

By the course’s end, educators will define burnout, recognise its impact on well-being and job satisfaction, and understand the demanding nature of the teaching profession contributing to burnout. They will analyse contextual factors influencing burnout and implement prevention strategies while promoting personal well-being.

Join us on this empowering journey to thrive as an educator, prioritise well-being, and create a positive educational environment. Invest in your professional growth and become part of a resilient community dedicated to providing the best education for our students.

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define burnout, identify its impact on teachers’ well-being, job satisfaction, and personal lives.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the demanding nature of the teaching profession and its connection to burnout through examples and case studies.
  • Analyse contextual factors such as workload, organisational culture, and personal factors that contribute to maladjustment and burnout.
  • Implement strategies for preventing burnout and promoting personal well-being, demonstrating their ability to prioritise self-care.
  • Apply effective communication strategies learned during the course to enhance relationships with students, colleagues, and other stakeholders, thereby reducing stress and fostering a positive educational environment.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    This course is intended for educators working in pre-primary, primary, secondary, VET, and adult education across Europe. It caters to teachers, trainers, headmasters, school administrators, educational counsellors, and other school staff. The course aims to meet the needs of individuals who have experienced burnout or high levels of stress in their educational roles.

  • General prerequisites :

    The course is open to educators motivated to learn new skills, discover resources, transfer knowledge into practice, and network with other professionals.

  • Maximum number of participants : 20
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Course information file

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Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 28.07.2024 - 04.08.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 17.11.2024 - 24.11.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 13.04.2025 - 20.04.2025 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are usually listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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