STEP 2 – Teacher training
For individual schools, we suggest a half or full day programme for teachers and support staff. Where numbers of participants are large (>30), we suggest dividing the group into a series of half day workshops, run over one day or more if necessary.
We have trialled this approach in over 40 schools with great interest and uptake. In the workshop we examine the principles in greater depth and allow for group discussion and the creation of practical strategies between participants.
We strongly recommend integrating a pre and post Resilience Diagnostic with the face to face training. This is an effective way to benchmark each school in the region against the collective cluster or CoL average. This can be co-ordinated nationally with the support of NZPF.
The Resilience Diagnostic offers each participant an assessment of his or her resilience (on a secure and confidential basis). This is valuable data and enables us to tailor specific training based on the metrics. If the school decides to take up the pre, post diagnostic with our online video training we will include a one year follow up diagnostic free of charge.
The online training is delivered via our Resilience Learning Platform called RAPT, complementing the face-to-face training. This provides access to the training 24/7 over a 12 month period. This reinforces the concepts and a discussion initiated in the workshop allows the teachers to bring the training into the classroom and assists with the induction of new teachers into the Resilience culture.