Real-time Resilience: School’s Back Online: How to Avoid the Overwhelm

This week was a start back to online school for students around the country. We know teachers will have been feeling more nervous than students so Adrienne Buckingham talked to Rowan Taigel, experienced educator and wellbeing facilitator with NZIWR and WhatifPLD, about advice for teachers this week. Her focus on high tolerance and low expectations,…

The Battle Against Boredom in Schools — with Mette Ledertoug & Nanna Paarup

How do we battle boredom in the classroom? Research has shown one in four Danish students were very bored often or most of the time in school. Mette Ledertoug and Nanna Paarup are challenging this status quo, asking: ‘How can we expect to create lifelong learners if we turn so many students off learning in…

Menfit in the classroom with Adrienne Buckingham NZIWR

Mental Fitness in the Classroom — with Adrienne Buckingham

In this interview, Denise and Adrienne discuss the Mental Fitness Program Adrienne designed and taught to Year 10 boys in Dunedin, NZ. The language of mental fitness is used to appeal to teenage boys and echoes the familiar language of physical fitness. Students found MenFit a practical, collaborative and fun course which helped improve their…