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Kerferd Library resources for teachers and professional support staff.

Junior School WellbeingWellbeing in an important part of the School's WAVES priorities.  It is the 'W' in 'WAVES'!

The Kerferd Library houses a great collection of books and associated resources to support student and teacher wellbeing.

Teacher | COVID-19 coronavirus information & resources

Using YouTube on campus help and instructionsVirusWhen exploring more about the COVID-19 Coronavirus use authoritative information from trusted and reliable organisations. Be wary of exaggerated and / or sensationalised stories, especially if sourced from social media.

Trust the following organisations for accurate and reliable information about COVID-19

 

"COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it." (World Health Organization, 2020). The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations responsible for international public health. For more details see: https://www.who.int/

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When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: World Health Organization, (2020) or (World Health Organization, 2020)
Bibliography / Reference list: World Health Organization, (2020). How to protect yourself against COVID-19, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/1APwq1df6Mw

"Coronavirus is most likely to spread from person to person, when we come into close contact with one another. We can all help stop the spread by keeping our distance. Watch this video for useful tips." (Australian Government, 2020).

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When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Australian Government, (2020) or (Australian Government, 2020)
Bibliography / Reference list: Australian Government, (2020). Coronavirus - Social Distancing, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/2WCtGFNENYU

"Words matter! Stigma can isolate people, prevent them from seeking medical care, and adopt healthy behavious. Watch this short video to learn more about how you can help to tackle stigma associated with COVID-19." (World Health Organization, 2020).

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When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: World Health Organization, (2020) or (World Health Organization, 2020)
Bibliography / Reference list: World Health Organization, (2020). What can you do to fight stigma associated with COVID-19?, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/vinh0lIG1p0

For teachers | Student wellbeing resources

For teachers | Student wellbeing: eBooks - click on the book cover to access

Body Care: Growing, Growing Strong: a Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children

As young children become aware of their bodies, they can begin to appreciate and care for their health. Encourage children to feel good about their bodies, prevent the spread of diseases, and gain a measure of independence and control in their lives with this Body Care curriculum. Children will understand their bodies and the five senses, and they will learn the importance of washing hands and practicing good hygiene, brushing teeth and promoting good oral health, avoiding germs, and taking medicine. The curriculum includes Overviews of the six body care topics Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment Learning objectives and vocabulary words to introduce and use Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic More than 30 hands-on classroom activities Family information and take-home activities This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole-health curriculum for children age three though kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete set of activities and resources to help you support children's growth and wellness.

Social and Emotional Well-Being

Young children are better able to cope with their ever-changing world, overcome obstacles, and grow into emotionally healthy adults if they are provided opportunities to build their self-awareness and confidence. Help children appreciate themselves and others, explore relationships, and develop coping mechanisms for dealing with change and difficult events in their lives as they learn about self-esteem, emotions and feelings, family, friends, and changes in life. The curriculum includes Overviews of the six social and emotional well-being topics Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment Learning objectives and vocabulary words to introduce and use Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic More than 30 hands-on classroom activities Family information and take-home activities This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole-health curriculum for children age three though kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete set of activities and resources to help you support children's growth and wellness.

Community and Environment

Children develop a sense of security and self-worth by becoming familiar with themselves, their home, and the world around them. Increase children’s awareness of their own communities and the ways they can help within their home and environment with this Community and Environment curriculum. It will help children learn about their homes and neighborhoods, safety helpers, health helpers, consumerism, citizenship, and environmental education. The curriculum includes Overviews of the six community and environment topics Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment Learning objectives and vocabulary words to introduce and use Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic More than 30 hands-on classroom activities Family information and take-home activities This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole-health curriculum for children age three though kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete

Communication Skills for Teens: How to Listen, Express, and Connect for Success

Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. Based on the New Harbinger classic, Messages, this book will teach you the necessary skills--such as assertiveness, active listening, and compassion--to become an effective communicator for life. In an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it's easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn't replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face. Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You'll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen's perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you've learned in the real world--away from your computer and smartphone screens. By following the practical, skills-based tips in each chapter of this book, you'll learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.

For teachers | Teacher and school wellbeing resources

Film and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

For teachers | Student wellbeing videos

Film and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these videos on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework is now live! Discover how it supports Australian schools to create learning communities that promote student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships." (Education Services Australia, 2019)

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When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Education Services Australia (2019) or (Education Services Australia, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Education Services Australia (2019). The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/tsOW3j15jMg

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