Real-time Resilience: Supporting Young People

Author: Dr Emma Woodward

  • April 02, 2020
  • 11:58 am

In this podcast NZIWR’s clinical director, Dr Emma Woodward, talks to Dr Denise Quinlan about how to explain Level 4 self-isolation to young people and how to plan to support them during this period. We hope these resources will support you and those you care for during this period. We will also continue to post…

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Problem-based learning — with Rowan Taigel

Author: Rowan Taigel

  • April 01, 2020
  • 09:44 am

How can we make learning engaging and meaningful for students? This was the challenge Rowan Taigel took on when she turned the curriculum, and the traditional approach to NCEA, upside down – focusing first on the problems students wanted to solve, then the skills they needed to do that, and engaging them to find their…

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How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? — With Dr Tayyab Rashid

Author: Dr Tayyab Rashid

  • March 25, 2020
  • 14:31 pm

How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? Tayyab explains to Denise how his experience of living in other cultures has taught him to notice variation within each culture. He encourages us to notice that variation rather than stereotyping, and to always pay attention to our shared humanity. After working…

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Leading Change for Wellbeing — with Dr Chris Jansen

Author: Dr Chris Jansen

  • March 17, 2020
  • 12:14 pm

How can we remind people that they are part of a collective and that a collective can solve anything? In this podcast Denise talks with Dr Chris Jansen about leading change. In contrast to old models of the heroic leader dashing in to save us all, Chris emphasises the need for everyone to be involved…

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Wellbeing learning for students and parents — with Dr Ase Fagerlund

Author: Dr Ase Fagerlund

  • March 10, 2020
  • 16:31 pm

<strong>How can we help parents – as well as children – to learn about wellbeing?</strong> <p>In this interview, Dr Ase Fagerlund shares the story of a multi-year, multi-school project she has led in Finland. As well as working with schools to support teaching of wellbeing to students, Ase also worked with groups of parents to…

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Coaching for Whole-school Wellbeing — with Professor Christian van Niewerburgh

Author: Professor Christian van Niewerburgh

  • March 03, 2020
  • 17:08 pm

Can coaching be about whole-system change as well as individual support? In this interview with Denise Quinlan, Christian van Niewerburgh explains why coaching is not an indulgence – at its heart, coaching is about being able to support the wellbeing of others. Christian values the range of ways coaching can support wellbeing in education: teachers…

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Wellbeing in Education — with Professor Lea Waters

Author: Professor Lea Waters

  • March 03, 2020
  • 12:00 pm

How can we help schools coordinate and evaluate the work they are doing on wellbeing? In this interview, Lea Waters explains how her work has culminated in a model that helps school do just that. She outlines the progress she has seen in wellbeing in education and stresses the importance of taking a big picture…

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Teaching Health — An Essential Part of Whole-school Wellbeing — with Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells

Author: Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells

  • February 18, 2020
  • 12:00 pm

How can we use the Health Curriculum in schools to teach students about individual and collective wellbeing? Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and HPE leader Kat Wells talk to Denise about Mental Health Education and Hauora – their HPE curriculum resource for NZ schools. They explain how important HPE is for building wellbeing literacy and why ‘educative’…

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How Coaching can Support Wellbeing — with Clive Leach

Author: Clive Leach

  • February 05, 2020
  • 09:36 am

Why should we value and endorse a coaching culture in schools? In this interview, Clive and Denise discuss the overlap of organizational coaching and positive psychology. A growing body of research demonstrates that coaching conversations can support performance and wellbeing. Clive believes that giving people an opportunity to consider a preferred future is a powerful…

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