WEBINAR: Discover the Power of OurSCHOOL Staff Survey: Capture Valid, Reliable Data to Fully Support Staff Well-being

WEBINAR: Discover the Power of OurSCHOOL Staff Survey: Capture Valid, Reliable Data to Fully Support Staff Well-being

Access this webinar, “Discover the Power of OurSCHOOL Staff Survey: Capture Valid, Reliable Data to Fully Support Staff Well-being,” as we delve into the unique pillars of the OurSCHOOL staff survey. We’ll explore the power of the results and showcase why having rigorous, holistic, nationally and provincially normed, timely, and accessible data is so crucial in informing major decisions that impact your staff.

Educators must be physically, mentally, and emotionally present to connect with students and provide quality instruction. Their mental health and well-being need to be ‘in check’ for this to happen. While we cannot control everything, it is our responsibility to increase the likelihood that our staff can be healthy at work. Starting with the end in mind, how can division leaders foster a sense of belonging and autonomy so that their staff feel valued and supported? What kinds of collective efforts will foster your staff’s sense of belonging and pride in the work being done?

It is not enough to simply acknowledge that there is a problem; division leaders can better create conditions for success when they have crucial insights into the pivotal measures that drive their staff’s well-being. This all starts with giving all of your staff a voice.

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Speaker Biography: Lorna Cameron

Lorna has been with The Learning Bar now for 7 years now and was an administrator and teacher for over 20 years before joining The Learning Bar. As a member of the Customer Success team she works with school districts across Canada to support and build their skills and knowledge in the areas of data-driven planning and decision making. She comes from within the school system and has seen first hand many of the challenges that you face and has a clear understanding of what schools are doing to overcome these.

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WEBINAR: Embedding Well-Being in Schools and School Districts: Explore your next steps

WEBINAR: Embedding Well-Being in Schools and School Districts: Explore your next steps

This webinar pulls together the key learning from the 2024 Well-being Series and introduces potential next steps to help school and district leaders put their data into action.

Over the series, we explored staff well-being and its impact on health, happiness and success in our schools for both our students and the adults who support them.  We summarised the factors that impact staff and student well-being, outlined the means of capturing data on these factors, and strategies that can support these. The question that we were seeking to answer in this webinar was, what’s next? How do we harness this learning and embed well-being in our workplaces so it becomes just the way we do things?

Access this webinar as you look forward to the next school year. Allow us to support you in embedding your data into actionable, sustainable practices within your educational environments.

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Speaker Biography: Gail Markin

Gail’s distinguished career in education and mental health spans roles as a social worker, family counsellor, teacher, and school counsellor, culminating in her current work as an educational consultant and mental health and wellness coach. Her leadership roles in networks like Social Emotional Learning BC and BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition, along with her involvement in the EdCan Staff Well-being Network and Compassionate Systems Leadership Network, reflect her deep commitment to well-being in educational settings.

Gail holds two bachelor’s and two master’s degrees in psychology and education and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Leadership and Policy. Her experience includes keynote presentations, workshops on workplace well-being and a TEDx talk on the power of belonging. She is the author of ‘Beyond Self-Care: Leading a Systemic Approach to Well-being for Educators’ where she combines learning from both research and practice to support leaders with practical ideas to create well-being in their schools and districts.

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IAE Educational Practices Series: Denes Szűcs discusses the policy paper “Math Anxiety”

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IAE Educational Practices Series: Denes Szűcs discusses the policy paper "Math Anxiety".
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Watch the next video in the IAE – IBE Educational Practices Video Series, co-published by IBE-UNESCO and the IAE, with support from The Learning Bar. In this video, Denes Szűcs, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, discusses his paper, “Math Anxiety. Educational Practices Series 31” and how a debilitating emotional reaction to math, known as mathematics anxiety (MA), significantly impacts student performance and career choices in math-related fields. Learn the early signs students exhibit and strategies based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).

Throughout this IAE – IBE Educational Practices Series, renowned scholars share insights from their transformative handbooks on educational practice. Explore the interview series to learn about improving education for all.

These videos and associated handbooks cover a range of topics, including guiding principles for twenty-first-century learning, improving education for economically disadvantaged students, recovering from the impact of COVID-19, curriculum design, and teaching students how to become lifelong learners. Throughout this series, renowned scholars share insights from their transformative handbooks on educational practice.

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The Learning Bar announces new workshop focused on supporting school leaders create and sustain a supportive and healthy work environment

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The Learning Bar announces new workshop focused on supporting school leaders create and sustain a supportive and healthy work environment

The Learning Bar has introduced a new workshop for education leaders and educators looking to build and nurture a systemic culture of wellness. The workshop entitled ‘Leading a Systematic Approach to Well-being’ recognizes the critical link between educator well-being and student outcomes. Led by Gail Markin, a renowned educational consultant with over two decades of experience, it is designed to complement and enhance existing well-being and professional development programs within educational institutions.

Along with a framework for integrating well-being principles systematically across all levels of school operations it builds upon the core concepts of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and other well-being initiatives and offers actionable strategies that can be seamlessly integrated into current programs. This approach ensures that efforts to promote well-being are cohesive, comprehensive, and reinforce the institution’s overall goals for educator and student wellness.

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WEBINAR: Trauma-Sensitive Leadership: Creating Caring, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

WEBINAR: Trauma-Sensitive Leadership: Creating Caring, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

The critical role of the school leader in moderating the effects of trauma is well supported by research. The trauma-sensitive leader realizes the impact of trauma; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in staff, students and their families; and responds by creating safe, supportive practices and spaces where all belong.

As the prevalence of trauma continues to increase, becoming a trauma-sensitive leader has never been so important!

Access this webinar, “The Trauma-Sensitive Leader: Creating Caring, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments”. Learn the core principles of trauma-sensitive schools and discover how you can immediately incorporate trauma-sensitive, research-based strategies into your current practice.

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Speaker Biography:

Lori Bryden, Instructional Literacy Consultant, The Learning Bar

Dr. Lori Bryden is a retired teacher, coordinator of special education, and principal of 38 years. She holds a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Special Education; a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Acadia University; a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University; and a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University. In addition to her principal qualifications, Dr. Bryden has also earned her Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications.

Throughout her career in education, she has effectively applied trauma-informed leadership practices, creating an inclusive atmosphere for all school community members.

Her areas of research include trauma-informed practices, inclusion, and equity. She strongly believes that all children can achieve at a high level when provided with appropriate support. She is passionate about assisting school teams to create safe and supportive learning environments.

An executive member of the Ontario Council of Special Educators, Dr. Bryden has also worked with the Ontario Ministry of Education, developing a comprehensive model for Collaboration in Special Education. She co-wrote the application to the Ontario Ministry of Education for a classroom for students with attachment disorder.

Dr. Bryden’s professional development on trauma, includes Level 1 Training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Certification from the Community Resilience Initiative.

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WEBINAR: Taking Care of Staff so… They Can Take Care of Students

WEBINAR: Taking Care of Staff so… They can Take Care of Students

There is a direct relationship between leadership and the culture of an organization and a healthy culture is a leading indicator of student success. Building a healthy culture is a key responsibility of the leaders in the system.

In the business of the day to day work, it is easy to neglect one key factor in organizational health – the well-being of the adults in the system. How do we intentionally pay attention to this as leaders? What daily habits and actions will support a healthy culture focused on the well-being of staff?

Watch Karen in this webinar ‘Taking Care of Staff so…..They Can Take Care of Students’ as she explores the topic of well-being in the school system and discussing actions to support a healthy culture.

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Speaker Biography:

Karen Power, Leadership Development Consultant, The Learning Bar

Karen Power is a consultant and former teacher, principal, superintendent, and senior advisor for professional learning and leadership. She has won multiple awards and authored books related to her work which focuses on leadership coaching in schools and districts, building collaborative practices through professional learning community (PLC) implementation, district strategic planning, and developing effective instruction, assessment and evidence-based decisions for long-term sustainability. Karen is now working as a consultant with The Learning Bar to support leadership development within schools and districts.

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WEBINAR: Enhance school climate and student success: A guide to utilizing perception data

WEBINAR: Enhance school climate and student success: A guide to utilizing perception data

Access this webinar, “Enhance school climate and student success: A guide to utilizing perception data,” as we explore the use of perception data and describe its power in shaping a positive school climate and boosting learning outcomes for every student.

Recognizing the pivotal role of school climate in student success, this webinar focuses on effectively identifying, capturing, and utilizing perception data to enhance educational outcomes. By embracing this strategy, schools can create an environment that bolsters student self-efficacy and encourages active engagement in their learning and overall well-being. When used effectively, the data can be used to reduce childhood vulnerability, improve student outcomes, and give all children the opportunity to thrive.

Explore how the perception data from OurSCHOOL has been used by jurisdictions and schools to improve school climate, student outcomes and create meaningful change.

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Speaker Biography: Lorna Cameron

Lorna has been with The Learning Bar now for 7 years now and was an administrator and teacher for over 20 years before joining The Learning Bar. As a member of the Customer Success team she works with school districts across Canada to support and build their skills and knowledge in the areas of data-driven planning and decision making. She comes from within the school system and has seen first hand many of the challenges that you face and has a clear understanding of what schools are doing to overcome these.

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IAE Member Research Series: Maria de Ibarrola discusses the research paper “Evaluation of teachers of basic education: Political tensions and radical oppositions”

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Join us for an enlightening journey into the heart of educational reform in Mexico with our latest video, “IAE Member Research – Maria de Ibarrola Interview”! Discover the intense political drama and challenges that unfolded as Mexico embarked on a major overhaul of its basic education system. 

Maria de Ibarrola, a distinguished researcher, delves into her groundbreaking paper on teacher evaluations, revealing the deep-rooted tensions and oppositions that rocked the nation. From the traditional tenure system to the powerful influence of teachers’ unions, this interview hosted by Nick Burbules uncovers the complexities behind one of the most significant educational reforms in recent history.

Don’t miss this chance to gain unique insights into the struggles and triumphs of educational policy-making. Watch now and be part of the conversation on shaping the future of education!

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WEBINAR: Discover research-based interventions proven to be effective in impacting staff well-being

WEBINAR: Discover research-based interventions proven to be effective in impacting staff well-being

Staff strive every day to put the needs of their students above their own, yet school staff are leaving the profession at unprecedented rates. Let us share with you practical, innovative strategies to create a more supportive and thriving school environment. Access our webinar, “Discover research-based interventions proven to be effective in impacting staff well-being.”

The webinar explores the multifaceted nature of staff well-being and its critical impact on educational outcomes. Joel Henderson, Research Associate with The Learning Bar, examines ways to cultivate a school culture that places a high priority on mental health and emotional support. The webinar includes a variety of strategies specifically designed to address unique challenges faced by educational staff. These strategies range from managing workloads and enhancing team communication and collaboration to ensuring school safety and addressing staff bullying.

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Speaker Biography

Joel Henderson is a Research Associate at The Learning Bar. As a member of the research team, he works closely with school districts across Canada to support their needs, with a particular focus on assisting school leaders as they understand and explore their OurSCHOOL data. Joel holds a master’s degree in education and his expertise extends to the areas of instructional design, e-learning, and curriculum development.

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WEBINAR: Supporting Staff Well-being – Fostering Belonging in Schools

WEBINAR: Supporting Staff Well-being: Fostering Belonging in Schools, Gail Markin

Join us for an engaging webinar ‘Supporting Staff Well-being: Fostering Belonging in Schools’. Gail Markin, an expert in educational well-being, delves into the importance and impact of cultivating a culture of belonging to support workplace well-being. Gail will combine research and stories from the field to show how belonging and connection significantly influence our health, happiness, and success.

You will leave the session with actions and ideas that you can take back to your school to support a culture of belonging for all.

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Speaker Biography: Gail Markin

Gail Markin is a counsellor, consultant and coach who supports school districts with health and well-being.
She has a particular focus on embedding well-being into the education workplace.  Gail is the author of Beyond Self-Care: Leading a Systemic Approach to Well-being for Educators where she combines learning from both research and practice to support leaders with practical ideas to create well-being in their schools and districts.  When she is not writing and speaking or podcasting about well-being, Gail is working on an Ed. D. in Leadership and Policy at UBC.

You can find out more about Gail on her website: https://www.gailmarkin.ca/

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