Keep Calm and Carry on Managing!

NZEI AP/DP/ Team leaders conference day. July 31st 2014

Workshop rating.

In a workshop of 24 people, 19 feedback forms were completed (some collegially!)

the workshop was rated on a scale of 1(poor) to 4 (excellent), and the results were as follows:

Facilitators' punctuality: 100% excellent.

Facilitators' presentation: 79% excellent; 21% good.

Materials used: 84% excellent; 16% good.

Pace of training: 89% excellent; 11% good.

Variety of activities: 84% excellent; 16% good.

Usefulness of strategies: 74% excellent; 26% good.

Confidence to employ these strategies for self: 74% excellent; 26% good.

Time allowed to cover content: 79% excellent; 16% good; 5% poor. (This sheet indicated that the participant would have liked more time in this session.)

What went well?

  • All of it! I could have listened for longer. Touched my heart. Feel valued as a professional. Thank you.
  • Wow! All of it! Thank you!
  • Really enjoyed taking time for myself to reflect on my time! Realising I need to take more.
  • Having an opportunity to hear and share 'real' examples! Thank you!
  • A great practical presentation.
  • Presentation style. Talk and do.
  • Smooth, moving through from task to task.
  • Enjoyed the quotes and hand-outs. (Would have enjoyed a longer session)
  • Interactive, practical, realistic, thought provoking, personal grooming of all - V.G. Working with unknown people.
  • Stressed teacher book.
  • Sharing ideas - hearing from others. Related well to what is happening in schools. Ideas I can take and use - refill.
  • Being able to listen to other ideas and sharing.
  • Good, pacey, feel good lesson. Learning what we can do to look after ourselves.
  • Very refreshing approach but practical and very important reminders.
  • Good opportunities to reflect on our own situation.
  • Having time to reflect is invaluable. Practical ideas. Thanks.
  • All!! Very useful strategies to use.
  • Talking about the importance of looking after ourselves. Good pace - time to share.
  • Focus on strategies to identify staff under stress. Handouts useful.

What was particularly useful?

  • Handouts and group discussions - having the opportunity to talk.
  • Practical ideas.
  • Signs to look for in stressed teachers.
  • Thinking about stress indicators.
  • Handouts.
  • Stress indicators.
  • Recognising we're all in the same boat.
  • As before - listening to others.
  • Stressed teacher booklet.
  • EVERYTHING! Little leaflets to fill in :)
  • Filling yourself back up!
  • Managing stress - time for selves. Balance in personal and professional life.
  • Stressful teachers - how to spot them.
  • The templates!
  • Looking at my time.
  • Listening to others. Ideas to share with staff/school.
  • Time to pause and apply to self and own context. The handouts and resources.

Did you find the module fitted your needs?

  • Yes. (6 participants)
  • Yes, better than expected.
  • Absolutely.
  • Good ideas.
  • YES! (Especially in the time given) <3
  • Yes. Helpful and doable.

Did we cover anything you would like more information on?

  • What happens if you do find a very stressed teacher - what steps to take.
  • Maintaining calm classrooms.
  • If there are extreme stress situations - steps to work through.
  • No.
  • The effects of stress and how to assist those experiencing stress to work through it.
  • Yes.
  • I'd like to find out about the full workshop.

What could be improved?

  • Nothing. Timing was good.
  • Managing colleagues under stress - strategies.
  • Would have enjoyed a longer session.
  • Zip.
  • Practical strategies for the classroom.
  • Strategies to help those stressed teachers in denial without encroaching on their privacy?

Any further comments or suggestions?

  • I am not on Facebook so how can the collated information be given to me or how can I access it? (This participant has been directed towards the Willow Education website.)
  • What if we need more support from our managers? Asking for help if we need it.
  • Great, thanks.
  • Thanks, it was fun!
  • Easy to listen to and really helpful ideas.
  • Very easy to listen to, fun, practical. Awesome!
  • Thank you very much.:)
  • No.
  • Love you to do part of a teachers only day, 2015.