Six cost-effective episodes developed for learning centres

committed to wellbeing, but short on time.

How to use Bite-Size Learning

Dr Denise Quinlan and Adrienne Buckingham explain how
Bite-Size Learning can be run in your Learning Centre


 

Designed for Wellbeing Lead Teachers to run short professional learning sessions with staff.


Each episode includes:
  • A short teaching video with Dr Lucy Hone and Dr Denise Quinlan and educators and psychologists experienced in staff and student wellbeing
  • A downloadable overview guide for Wellbeing Leads
  • A teacher Activity handout
  • Further optional resources for each topic to watch, read and listen to
Topics are in logical order that builds on previous knowledge, allowing you and your staff to accumulate a deeper understanding around your whole school wellbeing.


Learning Outcomes

  • Build educator knowledge on topics that are the foundations of wellbeing in education
  • Stimulate discussion and learning amongst educators
  • Promote development of a shared language of wellbeing in the learning centre
  • Enhance staff confidence to address wellbeing topics in the classroom
  • Equip staff with practical evidence-based strategies.

Curriculum Overview


Episode 1. What is Wellbeing? 

Dr Lucy Hone introduces the two components behind the science of wellbeing.


Episode 2. Negativity Bias & Positive Emotion

Negativity Bias refers to the fact that humans are hardwired to notice threat and weakness for survival. Positive Emotions are the key to thriving and to enable learning. Barbara Fredrickson has identified 10 positive emotions humans experience and can use to overcome the Negativity Bias.


Episode 3. Overcoming Negativity Bias with Gratitude

Gratitude is strongly associated with wellbeing and resilience. Dr Lucy Hone and Dr Denise Quinlan talk about using the tools and the language of gratitude to overcome Negativity Bias.


Episode 4. Overcoming Negativity Bias using Strengths 

Strengths are what we do well and enjoy doing. Adrienne Buckingham interviews Dr Denise Quinlan about learning how to use Character Strengths to overcome the Negativity Bias.


Episode 5. Strengthening Relationships 

Relationships are the single biggest predictor for our wellbeing. Dr Denise Quinlan and Adrienne Buckingham discuss strength-spotting, how to practise gratitude, and experience positive emotions to strengthen relationships with people in your life.


Episode 6. Wellbeing Models

Wellbeing Models are like a shorthand for communicating the mechanisms that underpin wellbeing. Learn how a wellbeing framework can help your school to live and embed wellbeing.


Episode 7. Managing Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response; our brain is trying to keep the body safe. Dr Denise Quinlan interviews Dr Emma Woodward about how to recognise the physical sensations of anxiety in ourselves, our students and others. Strategies are provided for calming this response.

Designed for continual on-site professional learning

"The BSL videos are manageable chunks of professional learning that have fitted well into part of our staff meeting, Teacher Only Day or meeting before school. The videos, plus activity guides and worksheets, provide practical advice, in an engaging way, to use straight away in your personal life, school setting or classroom. It has made us realise that our well being is up to us and that we can make small, manageable steps to improve it." Amanda Ferguson, Hinds School.

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Purchase Bite-Size Learning Series 1

Episodes 1-7


SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE UNTIL 1 DECEMBER

$1,305

excludes GST

Single Learning Centre Purchase - 1 login

Purchase before the 1 December and receive lifetime access*

*for lifetime of the product


On completion of this course, your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako will receive a Certificate of Completion

Please ensure you enrol using the name of your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako.


Price excludes GST

$1,500

includes GST

Bite-Size Learning for New Zealand Schools - Individual School 1 login

Specifically for NZ schools with GST included


Purchase before the 1 December and receive lifetime access*

*for lifetime of the product


On completion of this course, your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako will receive a Certificate of Completion

Please ensure you enrol using the name of your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako.

$2,870

excludes GST

Kāhui Ako/ Community of Learning purchase - 1 login per learning centre

Purchase before the 1 December and receive lifetime access*

*for lifetime of the product


On completion of this course, your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako will receive a Certificate of Completion

Please ensure you enrol using the name of your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako.


Price excludes GST

$3,300

including GST

New Zealand Kāhui Ako/ Community of Learning purchase - 1 login per learning centre

Specifically for New Zealand as included GST


Purchase before the 1 December and receive lifetime access*

*for lifetime of the product


On completion of this course, your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako will receive a Certificate of Completion

Please ensure you enrol using the name of your Learning Centre or Kāhui Ako.

MEET YOUR NZIWR EDUCATORS


Dr Lucy Hone


Dr Lucy Hone is a published academic researcher, International Positive Education Network Global Rep, a best-selling author and contributor to Psychology Today. Senior adjunct fellow at the University of Canterbury, trained by thought-leaders in the field at the University of Pennsylvania, she is co-author of the Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing: A practical guide to getting started, best-practice process and effective implementation (Taylor & Francis, 2020). Her PhD was recognised for its outstanding contribution to wellbeing science at the World Congress in Positive Psychology in 2019. Dr Hone is currently working with large clusters of learning centres to promote regional wellbeing.

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Dr Denise Quinlan


Dr Denise Quinlan was ‘present at the birth of Positive Education’, training educators in the UK and Australia as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Resilience Program/Positive Education team. Author of the Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing: A practical guide to getting started, best-practice process and effective implementation (Taylor & Francis, 2020), she is a senior adjunct fellow at the University of Canterbury, collaborates with researchers and practitioners globally and hosts Bringing Wellbeing To Life, a popular podcast on wellbeing topics.

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