A Teacher’s Guide

DEVELOPING AN ADAPTABLE MINDSET FOR CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

For teachers and students to flourish requires creating a psychologically safe, welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment. One factor that will always impact the degree a teacher can manage their classrooms is the teacher’s resiliency. Based on Dr. Bill Howatt’s educational research on teachers’ classroom effectiveness.

A Teacher’s Guide

DEVELOPING AN ADAPTABLE MINDSET FOR CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

Professional Development for Educators
Target Audience: Teachers, Teacher-Aids, VPs, and Principals

Duration: 90 minutes

For teachers and students to flourish requires creating a psychologically safe, welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment. One factor that will always impact the degree a teacher can manage their classrooms is the teacher’s resiliency. Based on Dr. Bill Howatt’s educational research on teachers’ classroom effectiveness.

For teachers to create positive interpersonal interactions with students they must first develop their intrapersonal skills including emotional regulation and how to cope with environmental stressors that are beyond those created in the classroom.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the factors that impact workplace stress and burnout and how to mitigate risk.
  • Examining the environmental impact that the organization has on the individual experience.
  • Review the actions required to build resiliency in challenging environments.
  • Learn tips on how positive classroom management can support teacher and student experience.

Program includes:

  • Two no-cost online self-assessment screening tools
  • Teacher Survival Guide E-book (value $6.00) for all participants who attend the live webinar

Dr. Bill Howatt, a former educator and author of the Teachers Survival Guide understands that educators who learn how to improve their psychological resilience by just 5% decrease their risk of a mental illness diagnosis by 10% – 15%.

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EDUCATORS’ RISK STATS

  • Canada Occupation Safety 2021 reports in BC 23% percent experienced mental distress, with 57% experiencing moderate mental distress.
  • EdCan Network 2021 suggests that 40% of teachers are coping well and teacher stress contributes to student stress.
  • One recent Canadian study of 300,000 teachers found that 70% of respondents are concerned about their own mental health.
  • The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) recently published found that “95 percent of respondents reported stress, 94 percent reported fatigue and 81 percent reported anxiety”.

For more information, contact bryan@howatthr.com

CEO of Howatt HR, refers to himself as a behavioural scientist with a keen curiosity for how employees and employers can work together to reduce mental harm and promote mental health in the workplace. He is known internationally and is one of Canada’s top experts in workplace psychological health and safety. Dr. Bill is on the CSA OHS Standards Steering Committee and Chair of the CSA Standard Z1008: Management of Substance Related Impairment in the Workplace. He is the co-creator of the Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards.

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Testimonials

What our clients are saying about Howatt HR.

Dr. Bill Howatt's leadership session on building psychologically safe workplaces was extremely well-received by our audience of Ontario Public Service leaders. It had the largest attendance to date for our mental health speakers series. Dr. Howatt's dynamic presentation style engaged participants throughout the session, and those in attendance said it helped them to better understand their pivotal role in fostering psychological health and safety among their own teams.

Kristen DelormeAssistant Deputy Minister, OPS

Great session!! Bill what you presented truly resonated with the people managers and will equip them with some tools so they can focus on their mental fitness plan while enabling their teams. A big thank you to you from us for the presentation and Q&A segment today. Everything went off without a hitch, on schedule, and everyone loved the material and the conversation. Thank you for your support through the engagement, planning and delivery of this very important topic!

Puru PanchProgram Director, Global Cyber Security, Strategic Delivery, RBC