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For Flourishing's Sake

55 EpisodesProduced by Frederika RobertsWebsite

For Flourishing's Sake is a weekly 5-minute wellbeing boost for teachers and school leaders. It is a bite-size podcast that packs a mighty punch, giving you a weekly dose of inspiration, support and practical tools and ideas to enable you and your students to flourish, by supporting teacher and stu… read more

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S1 Ep54: Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 2

September 7th, 2020

34:11

Welcome to Episode 54.  This is the last of the extended podcast episodes where you have had the opportunity to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.

Today, I bring you the second half …

S1 Ep53: Wellbeing or academic success…and can we teach kindness? - Book Launch Panel 4 Part 1

August 31st, 2020

31:18

Welcome to Episode 53.  This is the penultimate of the extended podcast episodes where you have had the opportunity to listen to the replays of the

S1 Ep52: A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 2

August 24th, 2020

32:48

Season 1, Episode 52 (24th August 2020)

A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 2

Welcome to Episode 52.

S1 Ep51: A whole school approach to education for good citizenship - Book Launch Panel 3 Part 1

August 17th, 2020

38:22

Welcome to Episode 51.

This is the fifth of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.

Today, I bring you the …

S1 Ep50: Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 2

August 10th, 2020

35:44

Welcome to Episode 50.

This is the fourth of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.

Today, I bring you …

S1 Ep49: Practical Examples of Character and Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 2 Part 1

August 3rd, 2020

28:48

Welcome to Episode 49.

This is the third of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.

Today, I bring you the …

S1 Ep48: The what and how of Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 1 Part 2

July 27th, 2020

30:25

Welcome to Episode 48.

This is the second of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.

Today, I bring you …

S1 Ep47: The what and how of Positive Education - Book Launch Panel 1 Part 1

July 20th, 2020

35:47

Welcome to Episode 47.

Looking at the countries where most listeners to this podcast are from, I think most of you are now on a well-earned, …

S1 Ep46: Positive Education - from individual happiness to the greater good

July 13th, 2020

6:47

Welcome to Episode 46.

As I write and record this week’s episode and think about the phrase “the greater good” in the title, I can’t help being momentarily distracted and chuckling to myself.  If you’ve seen the dark …

S1 Ep45: Flourishing Despite Fear

July 6th, 2020

6:24

Welcome to Episode 45.

Nearly four months after the UK - where I live - went into lockdown due to Covid-19, and as last week more businesses, such as hairdressers and pubs, have been allowed to re-open and plans for the …

S1 Ep44: Self-Kindness Bingo

June 29th, 2020

5:36

Welcome to Episode 44.

If you’re anything like me and the many friends and family I regularly talk to and see updates from on social media, you are …

S1 Ep43: Sounds great but we can't afford it

June 22nd, 2020

6:24

Welcome to Episode 43. Wow, this has been quite a week!  Three of the Four panels on the “For Flourishing’s Sake” Virtual Book Launch Extravaganza happened on Thursday, the day the book launched in Kindle format.  The …

S1 Ep42: Taking a whole school approach to positive education

June 15th, 2020

8:55

Welcome to Episode 42. The day has finally come when I can say “For Flourishing’s Sake, the BOOK, is out this week!” Yay!!!

So in today’s episode, I will focus on the overarching theme of the book, which is to use a …

S1 Ep41: Cherish the learning

June 8th, 2020

5:44

Welcome to Episode 41.  Today’s topic centres around the character strength known as ‘love of learning’.

If ‘love of learning’ is one of your signature strengths, you’re likely to be someone who enjoys learning for its …

S1 Ep40: We need strong leadership (more than ever)

June 1st, 2020

6:39

Welcome to Episode 40.  This is a very exciting day as it’s the first day of the month in which my book, For Flourishing’s Sake, will be published.  Due to disruption caused by Covid-19, the book will be published …

S1 Ep39: Connection through remote teaching and social distancing

May 25th, 2020

7:11

Maintaining and developing connection through remote teaching and social distancing

Welcome to Episode 39. Many teachers and school leaders are …

S1 Ep38: Covid19 MH&WB Panel - Caren Baruch-Feldman - Accept the Suck

May 18th, 2020

4:32

On 24th March I hosted a virtual mental health and wellbeing panel on YouTube with a group of fantastic guest panelists:

S1 Ep37: Fabian de Fabiani - Recovery curriculum and the importance of focusing on character and wellbeing

May 11th, 2020

10:46

Welcome to Episode 37.  Today, I am delighted to bring you another special guest: Fabian de Fabiani.

Fabian is an Assistant Headteacher and Director of Character Education. His work was highly commended by the DfE and …

S1 Ep36: Anni Poole - Deconstructing Scary Thoughts

May 4th, 2020

8:15

Over the past couple of weeks, I've brought you snippets of the recent virtual Mental Health and Wellbeing Panel, and I will bring you more of those in the weeks to come. 

Today, though, I am delighted to bring you …

S1 Ep35: Kelly Hannaghan - Covid19 MHWB Panel - Supporting Older Teens

April 27th, 2020

5:01

 

On 24th March I hosted a virtual mental health and wellbeing panel on YouTube with a group of fantastic guest panelists:

S1 Ep34: Covid-19 MH & WB Panel - Kate McAllister

April 20th, 2020

6:04

On 24th March I hosted a virtual mental health and wellbeing panel on YouTube with a group of fantastic guest panelists:

S1 Ep33: Keri Haw - Simple Everyday Self-Care - Covid-19 Wellbeing Activities

April 13th, 2020

5:20

Today I bring you a very special guest to help us navigate the challenges of staying mentally well and even flourishing through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis.

Keri Haw is the Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead at Malvern …

S1 Ep32: Reappraise positively with strengths - Covid-19 Wellbeing Activities

April 6th, 2020

5:52

Welcome to episode 32.  As promised, while the current Coronavirus situation continues to evolve and provide us with challenges, in each episode I …

S1 Ep31: Covid-19 Wellbeing Activities - Start Interesting Conversations

March 30th, 2020

5:44

Welcome to episode 31.  These are unprecedented and challenging times we’re all going through.  There are, however, some comforting thoughts I take from the present situation: We’re all in this together, and we’re …

S1 Ep30: Simple wellbeing activities to do during Coronavirus school closures

March 23rd, 2020

6:08

Season 1, Episode 30 (23rd March 2020)

Simple wellbeing activities to do during Coronavirus school closures

Welcome to episode 30.  Wow, what a week! …

S1 Ep29: Positive Psychology for difficult times

March 16th, 2020

5:44

Welcome to episode 29.  Over the last week, our world seems to have changed dramatically!  Coronavirus has been declared a Pandemic by the World …

S1 Ep28: I'm not ok - and that's ok!

March 9th, 2020

7:11

Welcome to episode 28.  A few weeks ago, I published an episode about healthy coping mechanisms in which I talked openly about some difficult times I …

S1 Ep27: Experiences

March 2nd, 2020

5:28

Welcome to episode 27.  Last week, we explored the importance of savouring - not just food but moments and experiences.  So let’s talk a little more about the importance of experiences.

Do you go out of your way to …

S1 Ep26: Savouring

February 24th, 2020

6:00

Welcome to episode 26 - I can’t believe we’ve been enjoying this weekly rendez-vous for exactly half a year already! Thank you for going on this journey with me.  Talking of journeys… I have just come back from Paris, …

S1 Ep25: Feel the love

February 17th, 2020

7:27

Welcome to episode 25. As it was Valentine’s Day a few days ago and my Birthday yesterday, and I was lucky enough to have the people I love most in …

S1 Ep24: Rebecca Comizio - Playing with the Problematic Ps

February 10th, 2020

6:08

Welcome to Episode 24 of the For Flourishing's Sake podcast.  Today, I bring you a very special guest again.  I met this wonderful educator when we …

S1 Ep23: Healthy Coping Mechanisms

February 3rd, 2020

7:12

Welcome to episode 23. I find myself in a pensive mood as I record this episode.  The 31st January was a very difficult day for me and millions of …

S1 Ep22: Curiosity

January 27th, 2020

4:32

Welcome to episode 22. If you’re a regular listener of the For Flourishing’s Sake podcast, you will know that I often relate episode content to …

S1 Ep21: See the light

January 20th, 2020

5:20

Welcome to episode 21. I should start by saying that I’m not a winter person.  I like spring and summer.  I like sunshine, warm weather and the …

S1 Ep20: Music for Focus and wellbeing

January 13th, 2020

5:04

Welcome to episode 20.  This week, I want to share with you something I’ve been playing with that has really helped me.  Last week I needed to be completely focused and very productive in order to complete the first …

S1 Ep19: Dr Caren Baruch-Feldman - FAIL

January 6th, 2020

3:52

Welcome to episode 19 - the first episode of 2020!

This week, we have a special guest: Dr Caren Baruch-Feldman, whom I met at the first IPEN global conference in Dallas, Texas, in 2016 and with whom I had the pleasure …

S1 Ep18: End of Year Reflections

December 30th, 2019

4:00

Welcome to episode 18. 

This is going to be another shorter than usual episode as I am taking a rest from work and study over the festive season and preparing for a New Year’s Eve party with friends.  I hope you have …

S1 Ep17: Festive Greetings & Self-Care

December 23rd, 2019

3:28

Welcome to episode 17. 

This is going to be a really short episode as you are hopefully taking time to rest and be with your loved ones this festive …

S1 Ep16: Lee Jackson - What is your Why? (Part 2)

December 16th, 2019

4:56

 

Today is the second of a two-part special guest episode of the "For Flourishing's Sake" podcast.

Lee Jackson is a motivational speaker and author …

S1 Ep15: Lee Jackson - What is your Why? (Part 1)

December 9th, 2019

6:00

Today is the first of a two-part special guest episode of the "For Flourishing's Sake" podcast.

Lee Jackson is a motivational speaker and author of …

S1 Ep14: Zimbardo's Time Perspectives

December 2nd, 2019

5:52

Welcome to episode 14.  I asked you to choose this week’s topic and you chose Zimbardo’s Time Perspectives, so today I’m going to share with you how understanding and playing with your time perspective preferences can …

S1 Ep13: Christian van Nieuwerburgh - Nurturing Relationships

November 25th, 2019

4:00

In this episode, I bring you a very special guest who made the beginning of my MSc in Applied Positive Psychology utterly magical (more on this in …

S1 Ep12: Best Possible Self

November 18th, 2019

5:52

Welcome to episode 12.  Today, I would like you to consider what your life might be like if everything went exactly the way you want it to go.

Let me …

S1 Ep11: Adrian Bethune - It's Cool to be Kind

November 11th, 2019

5:52

Today is the start of #AntiBullyingWeek in the UK, or as my guest Adrian Bethune calls it, "it's cool to be kind" week.  Wednesday 13th November is

S1 Ep10: Adele Bates - Dealing with Challenging Student Behaviour

November 4th, 2019

5:28

What do you do when your students tell you to f*?# off? How do you handle challenging behaviour and not let it get you down? 

Managing and dealing with challenging student behaviour is not something we are often taught …

S1 Ep9: Gratitude

October 28th, 2019

5:37

Welcome to episode nine.  Today, I’m going to focus on a fundamental aspect of wellbeing: Gratitude.  

Last week, it was my youngest daughter’s 20th …

S1 Ep8: Connection

October 21st, 2019

4:48

Welcome to episode eight.  My experiences over the last week have caused me to reflect on human connection.

Last Tuesday, I graduated from my MAPP …

S1 Ep7: Kelly Hannaghan - Three Key Elements to Whole School Positive Education

October 14th, 2019

4:01

Welcome to Episode 7!  It is my privilege to have some fantastic guests to bring to you in this podcast, who share their passion and expertise with …

S1 Ep6: Positive Relationships

October 7th, 2019

4:48

Welcome to episode six of the "For Flourishing’s Sake" podcast!  After a few weeks of featured guests, I wanted to come back to you myself today and talk about something that I am passionate about. 

Positive …

S1 Ep5: Sha-En Yeo - Teacher self-care and relationships with pupils

September 30th, 2019

5:28

In this fifth episode of the "For Flourishing's Sake" podcast, I am delighted to introduce you to Sha-En Yeo of Happiness Scientists

We met in the summer of 2019 when we both spoke together on the IPPA Education …

S1 Ep4: Lois Banks - Community

September 23rd, 2019

4:48

In this episode I am delighted to introduce Lois Banks, Year 1 Lead Teacher at Crest Infant and Nursery School

I first had the pleasure of getting …

S1 Ep3: Louise Tidmand - Positive Relationships

September 16th, 2019

6:16

In this week's episode, I welcome a very special guest to the For Flourishing's Sake Podcast: Louise Tidmand. 

I met Louise when we were both …

S1 Ep2: Vulnerability

September 8th, 2019

5:52

Welcome to episode two of the For Flourishing’s Sake podcast!  I hope you’ve had a great week full of opportunities for you and your students to …

S1 Ep1: Hope and Excitement

September 2nd, 2019

6:16

Hello! I’m so excited this day has finally come, after months of planning and looking forward to the launch of the “For Flourishing’s Sake” podcast, finally, it’s here!

It seems apt that, as I launch this brand new …

For Flourishing's Sake: Trailer

August 14th, 2019

4:01

Hello, I’m Frederika Roberts and it is my pleasure today to welcome you to the trailer for the FOR FLOURISHING’S SAKE podcast!

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