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Enhancing Well-being in the Classroom (Spring)

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This course on Enhancing Well-being in the Classroom, provides teachers with the nature, range and depth of the vocabulary used in relation to wellbeing and how this area is approached both nationally and internationally. Participants on the course are given the opportunity to reflect critically on their professional role in terms of enhancing well-being in the classroom and can discuss, compare and contrast in detail, the different approaches to wellbeing as well as the psychological underpinnings and definitions of the area. This course also provides a variety of resources and frameworks to guide personal and professional reflection and discussion on wellbeing and how it can be implemented across the curriculum through picture books. Through guided discussion on the discussion forum, participants can further explore, share and develop their thinking and understanding of wellbeing, while inputting to the SSE process.

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  • Teresa McHale

    Teresa McHale

    The Hibernia College Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team is headed up by Teresa Mc Hale, Director of CPD. A primary school teacher, specialising in teaching pupils with ASD, Teresa taught in mainstream and special education settings for over twenty five years before taking up her position at Hibernia College in 2007. Our team also consists of CPD administration, a highly-dedicated IT Support team, a team of experienced online tutors and our Learning and Design team.


The key topics of this course are:

  • Introduction to Well-being: International and National Perspectives
  • Grief in the Classroom: Coping with Well-being issues related to Bereavement, Separation and Divorce
  • Bullying in the Classroom – Coping with Well-being issues related to Bullying and Cyber-Bullying
  • Difficult Discussions: Using Picture books to Promote Well-being and Tackle Sensitive Topics
  • Well-being Across The Curriculum


The objectives of this course are to:

  • Compare and contrast the nature and perspectives of well-being in education both nationally and internationally.
  • Allow participants to reflect critically on their professional role in terms of how and where well-being sits in the curriculum and their own practice.
  • The course will focus particularly on:
    • Introduction to Well-being and its role in the Classroom: A national and international perspective
    • Grief in the classroom: bereavement, separation and divorce
    • The psychology behind bullying and cyberbullying
    • Using picture books to talk about difficult topics
    • Well-being across the curriculum: Lesson plans and resources
  • Allow participants to derive a personal and professional understanding of well-being.
  • Outline and describe personal and professional assumptions involved in well-being and how this may affect the whole-school approach taken.


  • QQI Accredited

    Hibernia College is a QQI accredited online college offering quality assured blended and online education programmes.

  • Technical Support

    A dedicated Technical Support team is available to answer all your queries, either by telephone on (098) 28382 or by e-mailing

  • Course Commencement

    Courses commence on Monday, 1 February 2021 and must be completed by Friday, 21 May 2021 at 17:00. You can study your course anytime between these dates.

  • College Faculty

    Expert tutors available to lead your learning, stimulate & guide discussion and answer your questions.

  • Help and FAQs

    For more details and information on CPD courses, click here

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