Shane Martin Online Course: The Science of Resilience for Teachers in a Time of Challenge and Upheaval
During the current climate we need an emphasis on well-being and resilience like never before. Resilience is what we all need at the moment. We need resilience to sustain our well-being in times of challenge and upheaval. Thgis seminar outlines some evidence-based strategies linked to greater outcomes during challenge and change.
For over 12 years Shane Martin has visited schools/colleges throughout the island of Ireland delivering seminars on-site on a range of relevant topics to the educational setting. He merged the best evidence-based research around topics like wellbeing, happiness and resilience with his experience as a psychologist and as a former teacher. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences on a range of topics around wellbeing, positive mental health, recovery and happiness. A leader within the area of education, he has visited hundreds of educational institutions nationwide working with management teams, teachers/lecturers, students and parents. In February 2017 Shane addressed the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) Joint Committee on Education and Skills on the important topic of Positive Mental Health in Schools. His focus was on how schools can cultivate a culture of resilience. As a former teacher he promotes realistic evidence-based interventions that can foster better mental health within whole school communities. He has been engaged by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), the Irish Primary Principals’ Network and the Centre for School Leadership. He has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities in Ireland.