Important Professional Development for All Educators
Understand the Concept of Wellbeing within a Whole School Community
As social beings, our wellbeing stretches far beyond the skin we are in...and into the context around us.
Discover the Importance of Context
The way we connect to our social context is vital to our experience of that context. The ability of the context to support our needs is, in turn, vital for our wellbeing.
Delve into the Pros and Cons of Wellbeing Education in 2020
The explicit teaching of ideas and strategies helps us learn how to connect to our context... but if we are to experience contextual wellbeing, we also need to ensure the context we are connecting to is healthy in itself.
Create a Sense of Belonging for ALL Young People
The experience of belonging comes when we are connected to others in a healthy, authentic and meaningful way.
Support Engagement in Learning in EVERY child
Engagement and intrinsic motivation grow when are core needs are met and we believe in our ability to become our personal best.
Create Equitable Policy and Practice across the WHOLE school
Policy and practice needs to support the development of a varied and flexible context that acknowledges the unique contribution of every member of that context
Dr Helen Street is one of Australia’s most highly respected educators. With a passion for educational reform and for challenging the status quo, she has become known as a powerful advocate for childrens’ rights as well as a pioneer in the support of learning engagement, motivation and wellbeing in schools.
Helen works with schools and colleges from more than 15 countries including Australia, England, Wales, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. She has written four books including 'Standing Without Shoes' (co-authored with George Burns) which contains a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Helen’s latest book ‘Contextual Wellbeing – creating positive schools from the inside out’ has been praised by leading educators around the world.
What People Say
“...If you want someone who is going to challenge your preconceived ideas about education, learning and wellbeing, then listen to Helen Street.”
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
"HelenStreet talks about some of the most important issues facing education today"
Sir Anthony Seldon
Action for Happiness
"...a wake up call to those who suggest that our students should work harder and longer..."
Prof. Pasi Sahlberg
Former Director General of Education, Finland