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    Kath Delahunty
    Supporting wellbeing...a haiku!
    15 May
    Public discussion Created by Kath Delahunty

    Kia ora koutou,

    During the last few weeks it has been a privilege as well as a somewhat exhausting and energising experience to be part of conversations with educators, colleagues and friends across many sectors - about ways to support wellbeing.

    Wellbeing for ourselves and those around us (in our own bubble and in our work & school bubbles).

    These conversations, combined with the opportunity to facilitate some zoom sessions with teachers and principals around 'Supporting wellbeing as we transition back to school', has provided me with the opportunity to explore and unpack some of the amazing resources^ that have been designed to support staff, students and whānau as they return to school next week.

    This overall experience has also pushed me to reflect on What really matters? What is most important? and Why??Leading me to distill my wonderings down to 'my 10c worth in a haiku'!

    Supporting wellbeing for self/students/staff/whānau in a haiku...

     

    upholding  mana

     

    connect        be kind        values fuelled

     

    discernment daily*

     
     
    *ask yourself:
    What? - do [I /staff/ colleagues/ students/ whānau] need today?
    How? - do I know this?
    Why? - am I choosing to do [actions]  &/or use [activities/resources]?
    What next?
     
     

    What is your '10c worth supporting wellbeing haiku'??

    Be brave - Kia kaha! Go on... share it here - no explanations needed!
     
    Have a wonderful weekend :-)
     
    ^A couple of websites with great resources and activities - Te Rito Toi & Sparklers
     

    Hit the ground running

    Welcoming space, but can't touch

    How to slow down time

     

    What we are looking at is what we should keep, leave and improve on after this shift in learning. How can we support each other not to fall straight back into the manic rush that is teacher life?

    - By Nicole Higby
      • Ara Simmons
        By Ara Simmons
        May 19

        Kia ora Kath,

        Many thanks for your post. This is my 10 c around the first day back yesterday for teachers. I got to catch up with a few and these are the keywords that came up. Perhaps not a wellbeing haiku but more of a pulse check around how some of our colleagues might be feeling at the moment. 

         

                 quiet        mute button       anxiety        excited        overwhelm        relief

         

                                          exhausted          frustration     stressful         

         

        So the question becomes, how might we hold both the words in your poem and these feelings in balance as we move forward and support schools?

        • Nicole Higby
          By Nicole Higby
          May 20

          Hit the ground running

          Welcoming space, but can't touch

          How to slow down time

           

          What we are looking at is what we should keep, leave and improve on after this shift in learning. How can we support each other not to fall straight back into the manic rush that is teacher life?

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