To teach to the best of their abilities, language educators need to be in the best physical and mental shape possible. Yet, despite all that we know about the critical importance of positive teacher well-being, we foolishly pay very little attention to it in practice.
In this workshop, we look briefly at why teacher well-being is not an indulgent luxury but the foundation of good practice. Then the main part of the workshop considers practical strategies for teachers to use to manage their negative emotions and stress, promote positive emotions, and regulate their time and work/life balance. There will be opportunity for participants to discuss the ideas raised and make the content personally meaningful.