Using Mindset to Drive Success – Michelle Spirit (NACE Associate)

 

Michelle is an expert on emotional resilience and adviser for Skills for Care and Mind: http://spiritresilience.com/

Full article here

“Essentially, mindsets are the beliefs we have of ourselves and our abilities. They shape how we approach challenge. Based on over 35 years of work by Stanford University psychologist Dr Carol Dweck and others, the research shows that those with a growth mindset are more motivated in school and achieve better grades and higher test scores. It’s important to know that mindsets are malleable, and something we can change. “

Wellbeing Festival 2018 – Wednesday 7 February

“A celebration of all things that support us in our quest for wellbeing!”

Join the Student Wellbeing Service on Wednesday 7 February for “an afternoon of free activities and events for students (although staff are welcome to come along) to showcase what Portsmouth has to offer in supporting, encouraging and inspiring us all in maintaining our personal wellbeing”.

More details here

Upcoming Seminar – I’m petrified of being found to be lacking: exploring the issues of teacher mental health

Wednesday, 7 March

13:00 – 14:30

Title: I’m petrified of being found to be lacking: exploring the issues of teacher mental healthThe MICE (Mental Health in Childhood and Education) Hub in SECS is hosting the following research seminar, by Prof Jonathan Glazzard, Professor of Teacher Education, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University

Abstract: This research focuses on the causes of poor teacher mental health.Additionally, it addresses the impact of poor teacher mental health on the quality of teaching, student achievement and the quality of relationships that teachers form with students and colleagues. Whilst existing research focuses on the impact of workload on teacher stress, there is limited research on the impact of poor teacher mental health on children and young people. This study employed a survey which was completed by over 700 teachers. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted to capture more in-depth data. Teachers with mental health needs perceived that their mental health had a detrimental impact on the quality of their teaching, student achievement and the quality of relationships they established with students and colleagues. Additionally, the results suggest that poor teacher mental health has a detrimental effect on teachers’ creativity in the classroom. The data indicate that causes of poor mental health in teachers are multi-faceted and complex. Implications for school leaders are drawn out of the data.