Rethinking behaviour management in schools – Parts One & Two

Dr Sue Roffey, Dr Kulvarn Atwal and Dr Chris Bagley share their thoughts on the current behaviour management strategies adopted by many schools, and reflect upon the necessity to ensure that the child’s wellbeing and emotional needs are put at the centre of all policies. Watch Part One here, and Part Two here.

Teacher wellbeing in challenging times

Streamed live on 25 May 2020.

Dana and the Doom Merchant

Sue reads this Wellbeing Story to an online audience.

DANA AND THE DOOM MERCHANT addresses issues of loss and change. Dana has a history of successfully moving schools but now she is distraught because she is going to a different high school from her friends.  This gives the Doom Merchant an opportunity to seed thoughts that things will never be good again. ZIP comes along and points out that the Doom Merchant is a fraud who takes away optimism and hope.  Dana tells this story from the point of view of now being in High School where things have turned out OK.

School as Family: Education aligned with healthy child development

Sue’s TEDx Norwich talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/sue_roffey_school_as_family_education_aligned_with_healthy_child_development

Healthy child development includes the drive to discover, become independent, be active, connect with others and have fun. When schools promote an environment that fosters positive development, all pupils are more likely to thrive. Education that mirrors the best of family life puts wellbeing at its heart and includes learning to be and live together as well as knowledge and skills. This will not only reduce mental health concerns and enable young people to become the best of themselves, it will also empower future communities to flourish.

The Why What and How of a Healthy Relationship

Sue’s guest lecture at the University of Groningen in September 2017:

https://streaming3.service.rug.nl/p2gplayer/Player.aspx?id=dDLaS5

(This is 75 mins long!)

 

Circle Solutions

This photo-film shows Circles in action across the age range. We hear from teachers, students and school principals about the difference it is making for individuals, classes and school culture.

Click on the pic below to download the movie (329MB):

 

Aboriginal Girls Circle

Young Aboriginal Women are the hope of  future communities.  Watch this photo-film to see how the AGC connects high school girls,  gives them a voice, grows leaders and ‘solutionaries’.   The AGC, initiated by Sue, has been positively evaluated by Dr Brenda Dobia and her team at the University of Western Sydney.  We hope to eventually roll  this out across Australia.

To download the video (698MB), click here: AGC photofilm.

 

Mind & Its Potential, Sydney, 2014

 

Wellbeing begins with WE

This is Sue’s interview from the Fulfilling Lives Summit in May 2014. You can watch it by clicking on this link:

Sue Roffey: Wellbeing begins with WE

NB: It is an hour-long interview, so watching will use 281MB of your download limit!