If these are things you’re hearing in your classroom, your students may be struggling with a lack of resilience.
It’s normal for all children to have struggles with motivation and self-esteem as they find their place in the world. However, if you’re constantly battling challenging behaviour, negative self-talk or withdrawal from situations, practical classroom strategies and techniques can support your students and their families.
Get the tools you need to build greater resilience in your classroom and school community.
With a trauma-informed understanding of resilience, up-to-date neuroscience research and insights, and simple strategies, teachers can help all students lift their capacity to be resilient in their learning – and in life.
Reinventing Resilience in the Classroom
A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers With Bronte Spicer
If your school is dedicated to fostering resilience in your learners, but you see some students struggling to stay resilient, this workshop gives your teachers:
An understanding of why some students don't respond to positive behaviour supports, encouragement and solutions
Practical classroom strategies to help these students build their inner capacity for resilience
What does a lack of resilience look like in the classroom?
Your students with a lack of resilience may be:
Sensitive, lacking confidence and feeling like a failure, saying “I'm dumb”
Overwhelmed and withdrawing from their learning, saying “I can't do it”
Lethargic and shutting down, saying “What's the point?”
Hyperactive, agitated, anxious and unable to focus saying 'I can't concentrate'
Disruptive, acting out; and defiant in the classroom
Reluctant to contribute to class discussions and engage in extra-curricular activities
Facing challenges with friendships or feeling shame and jealousy of others
How this workshop will help support your students
In my two-hour workshop, teachers will explore:
The latest neuroscience research and insights on trauma, the brain and the body, and how this affects student engagement
The three parts to a student's learning experience that inhibits their capacity for resilience
Simple 30-second practical classroom strategies to help students regulate their nervous system, manage their negative thoughts and feel safe with intense emotions
About Bronte Spicer – qualified teacher, accredited mindfulness teacher
After twenty years of lived experience with depression, I found the missing piece to resilience.
My name is Bronte Spicer, I’m a qualified classroom teacher, mindfulness mentor and certified Kiloby Inquiries Facilitator. I teach everyday people, children, parents and teachers how to increase their resilience, self-esteem and mental health through advanced mindfulness and interoception.
I bring my wisdom and experience from twenty years of lived experience with mental illness, my professional career as a classroom teacher and further study in meditation, advanced mindfulness and nervous system resilience to my workshops.
I’m an award-winner author at Elephant Journal and author of It's Okay to Cry: The Gentle Way to Dissolving Depression, to be released in October 2021 during Mental Health Awareness Week.
"This workshop showed me what's really going on under the surface of the students who lack resilience.
I can see it's essential for students to feel their feelings and with these techniques it's achievable for them."
- Kerrieanne Hocking, Golden Square Primary School, 2021
"I totally resonated with your talk and gained further insight into how thoughts and feelings are so interconnected and the importance of looking at them objectively... a huge piece of information. I can now see why the professional psychology help offered now needs to radically change."
- Jodie Waters, 2021
"I wonder how my life may have been different if I knew this information as a young woman. Using these tools have been life-changing. I feel so fortunate to have found you, your skills and brave heart."
- Amanda Goodfellow, 2021
Ready to build resilience in your classroom?
To book this workshop for your school, delivered online or in-person, contact me now.