The Well School Hub is a growing teacher community dedicated to educating, connecting & resourcing you to optimal personal wellness in a connected supportive community both online & offline via:
• online personal wellness assessments
• inspiring open space events for teachers to collaborate and connect around wellness
• an online space for webinars and audio and video resources
• opportunities to advocate for change as a community
Our launch event was on Thursday, October 18th 2012 @ Experimedia, The State Library of Victoria.
The event showcased a range of inspiring educators who bring wellness to schools through innovation.
Our inspiring and insightful speakers in conversation included:
John Corrigan: Founder of Group 8 Education gr8education.com that has been researching the process, institution and culture of education since 2001. They use action research methodology, a variety of feedback strategies involving all school stakeholders, exemplar coaching methodologies and contemporary educational and social neuroscience to transform schools.
Janet Etty-Leal author of ‘Meditation Capsules’ meditationcapsules.com and teaches meditation to schools (Geelong Grammar & MLC) and community organisations. Her main aim is to connect people to steps that they can take to live in the now. She de-mystifies meditation and brings wonderful ideas, strategies and skills to students and teachers alike that they can readily put in place to enhance their lives.
Jenny Luca understands the importance of teachers being able to use different skill sets as required in the Knowledge Society. She advises teachers on how best to use new digital technologies to enhance the learning and teaching experience and has been recognised for her ground-breaking work and was the recipient of the John Ward Award for Outstanding Teacher Librarian in 2009 by the School Library Association of Victoria. jennyluca.com
Jeanette Pritchard is committed to energizing the community to support the wellbeing of students in schools. She has developed the Standing Tall school based mentoring program which recruits and trains members of the community to support young people in a school setting. The program is running successfully in a number of schools in SW Victoria. http://www.standingtalliw.com.au
She is working towards replicating the program in Melbourne schools.
Hamish Curry is the Education & Onsite Learning Manager, Learning Services at the State Library of Victoria and previously at the Melbourne City Campus Coordinator at Eltham College of Education. He has been a great support in creating this Well School event and launching the idea of libraries as spaces to support wellness education.
Eva Migdal is founder of the Well School and lecturer in Wellness Coaching at RMIT University. Eva began developing the Well School whilst a fellow at the School of Social Entrepreneurs in 2011. She is passionate about developing teachers wellness through wellness literacy, coaching and peer to peer principles and systems in schools. Her work in industry as a workplace wellness consultant, and in schools as a virtues project facilitator and health & wellness coach have inspired this vision. She has degrees in Physiotherapy, Media, Education and a Masters in Environmental Science.