建立教师的弹性

‘Caring professions’ such as teaching can have an emotional toll, leading to high stress levels and career burnout. But tools to develop resilience and healthy 订婚 strategies are now only a click away.


Although teaching can be a highly rewarding career, teachers experience multiple and complex challenges in a profession that has seen work intensification, increased accountability and calls for improvements in teacher quality. Teacher stress and burnout have become of increasing concern, 但相比之下, teacher resilience has been associated with positive outcomes such as teacher quality, 热情和承诺, 对学生也有积极的影响.

副教授 卡罗琳·曼斯菲尔德在ag体育投注的 学校的教育, has conducted research focused on teacher resilience and the strategies that enable teachers to maintain 订婚, commitment and motivation throughout their career. 她的工作支撑了国家的发展 闪亮的程序, an online resource for pre-service and practicing teachers.

BRiTE-ModuleThe program helps users build their awareness of the skills and practices that will facilitate resilience in their teaching career. The program contains five online interactive personalised learning modules addressing B该类弹性, R关系,Wellbeing, T蛇行倡议, E运动. Throughout each module participants can take quizzes, 学习技能和策略, 观看视频, 将技能应用于现实情况, learn from experts and build their own personal resilience toolkit. 

The online learning module design for BRiTE was informed by Mansfield’s extensive research and 15 years of collaborative research evidence, and developed through extensive consultation with stakeholder groups, 包括职前教师, 教师教育者, 和韧性专家. The online approach was deliberately chosen to enable flexibility for users, provide opportunity for reflection on personal growth over time and to reach a wider audience.

BRiTE是一个免费的资源. Most BRiTE users are pre-service and practicing teachers, 教师教育者, and major employers of early career teachers such as the WA Department of 教育. Its uptake has been endorsed nationally by the Australian Institute of 教学 and School Leadership, who have adopted aspects of the BRiTE modules in their Induction app for early career teachers. 曼斯菲尔德国家奖学金的工作, 保持闪亮, has since developed a collaborative network of 教师教育者, embedding the resource into teacher education programs at five partner universities across Australia and building an international network of users. 

自2014年网站上线以来, 它吸引了超过31人,000个访客, 来自148个国家的, although the majority of visitors are Australian. 超过7,000个用户创建了个人帐户, 和除以2,000 users have completed the entire suite of modules. Feedback about BRiTE suggests that the module design may also be beneficial beyond the teaching profession, in other ‘caring professions’ such as nursing and veterinary medicine where similar challenges may be experienced.