Affirm the importance of social and emotional learning and resilience
Social and emotional learning is about developing the ability to care for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships and handle challenging situations. These skills are essential for developing resilience and the personal attributes that promote wellness, prevent illness and support recovery.
As an educator, it is important to understand why these concepts are essential in supporting the lifelong mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Who is this module for?
This module is for educators who want to learn more about social and emotional learning (SEL) and resilience. It is also suitable for educators who want practical strategies that help support social and emotional skill development and resilience.
It will help you:
- build your understanding of the role SEL plays in the development of resilience
- identify everyday strategies to support social and emotional skill development
- better understand your role as an educator in supporting SEL.
This module contributes to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited professional development hours, addressing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
In the ACT, completing Affirm will contribute 90 minutes of ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited professional learning addressing standard 4.4.2 Maintain student safety of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
In NSW, completing the Affirm module will contribute 90 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredited professional development in the priority area of Student/child Mental health addressing standard descriptor 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Educators can complete modules individually and receive accredited hours.
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After completing this module, you will be able to:
- appreciate the interplay between social and emotional learning, resilience and mental health and wellbeing in children and young people
- understand how social and emotional learning and resilience develop
- apply everyday skills to support social and emotional learning and resilience in your learning community
- build on your own ability to role model social and emotional skills and resilience.
Using the Notepad
If you’re a PC or Mac user, there’s a notepad feature for you to record notes, actions or discussion points for each topic. If you’re sharing a computer with your team, your notes will be available for everyone to view. If you wish to keep your notes private, please save and delete your notes each time you finish your session. There’s more information in the Notepad user guide on the right.
Using this module
The Be You Professional Learning modules are designed to be used flexibly in the way best suited for you and your learning community.
Consider one section at a time within the modules. At the end of each page, you will be prompted to explore additional resources within Be You that relate to the content. It is suggested that you complete one module at a time and use these prompts to identify future opportunities for learning.
You will be prompted to take breaks throughout; this can aid your learning and retention of the content.
Once completed, you can further your learning by using the reflection questions provided throughout the module. You can use these questions in ways that suit your learning community’s ways of working and broader professional development. There are also resources, such as the Be You Action Plan and Be You Actions Catalogue, that can be used to further facilitate these discussions.