MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

Closing the gap between good intentions and healthy behaviour

 

If we want something enough, is anything possible? Can positive thoughts really create positive behaviours? How important is knowledge? Passion? Attitude? Choice?

 

Many of us really do want to eat more healthily, exercise more regularly and sleep more soundly. Yet, translating desire into action can be a difficult and confusing challenge. Moreover, if we find it so hard to motivate ourselves, is it really possible for us to support healthy motivation in our students?

 

In this presentation, Helen will examine some of the most commonly held ideas and beliefs about health, healthy motivation and health behaviour. In so doing, we will explore the myths and the realities concerned with achieving our health related goals. 

 

‘Mythbusting Health’ offers an opportunity for you to help yourselves and your students close the gap between good intentions and a healthy life.

 

 

 

About Helen

Originally from the UK, Dr Helen Street has a background in applied social psychology and youth mental health. She has worked extensively in Australian schools since 1999. Her work exploring wellbeing, engagement and motivation in young people has been presented internationally in academic journals and in the popular media. Helen’s ideas have been met with international acclaim and have been endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 'brown eyes blue eyes' creator Jane Elliott, among many others.

Helen is an adjunct research consultant for the health department of WA's Centre for Clinical Interventions and an Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Graduate Education at The University of Western Australia. She appears on frequently on Australian TV and radio and writes regularly for Educational publications including Western Teacher magazine and The Positive Times (www.positivetimes.com.au). Helen is also the author of several books and book chapters and co-editor, with Neil Porter, of Positive Schools first book, ‘Better Than OK’

Helen is one of the original creators of The Positive Schools conferences in addition to being a regular host and presenter at the events. The incredible success of the events is a satisfying reflection of her passion to bring positive education to all Australian schools.

Helen lives with her husband and three daughters in Perth, Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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