The Well-Being Myth | Dr Jon Eckert, Dr Darren Iselin and Rebecca Iselin

11 April 2024

Recently, Dr Jon Eckert interviewed CSA's Director of Research and Innovation, Dr Darren Iselin, along with his daughter, Rebecca Iselin, a primary school teacher within Australia.

Together, they unpacked the concept of student well-being - and in Jon's words, 'Make a case against wellbeing, or more accurately the way wellbeing is being portrayed to students...'

 

Baylor Centre for School Leadership writes: 

'In this podcast episode, host Jon interviews two guests from Australia, Darren Iselin and his daughter Beck, about the concept of wellbeing in schools. Beck, a teacher, discusses the increase in mental health issues among her students, such as anxiety and depression, as well as the rise in neurodivergent behaviors. She also shares her observations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student wellbeing. The conversation highlights the importance of relationships, trust, and cultural norms in fostering student wellbeing and flourishing. They conclude by expressing their hopes for the future of education, including a focus on connection and a joyful hope for student flourishing.'

 

 

 

 

Catch up on our latest blog posts and articles:

~/images/resources/mediareleases/joint media release.png

4,200 Mums and Dads Unite for the Future of Faith in Christian Schools

13/06/2024

More than 730 teachers, parents and students gathered from across South Australia last night as the Albanese government considers drastic proposals for faith-based schools. In total, more than 4,200 people have attended these events across Australia.

4,200 Mums and Dads Unite for the Future of Faith in Christian Schools
~/images/resources/blogs/2024/bulletin-board-2.png

Social Media in School Marketing - Not Just a Community Notice Board | Dianne Fraser

13/06/2024

The challenge for schools is to not fall into the trap of seeing their social media profiles as a community notice board. Rather, they are tools that can reach the masses with the core values, beliefs, outcomes, and excellence our schools embody.

Social Media in School Marketing - Not Just a Community Notice Board | Dianne Fraser
~/images/resources/mediareleases/media release.png

CSA Congratulates Inaugural CEO on Recognition

10/06/2024

Christian Schools Australia has congratulated its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Stephen O’Doherty on being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in today’s King’ Birthday Honours List.

CSA Congratulates Inaugural CEO on Recognition
~/images/resources/blogs/2024/baton.jpg

Leading in the Transition Zone | Dr Darren Iselin

6/06/2024

Many of our current Christian schools find themselves in a transition zone – a place of generational succession and a passing on of the vision, ethos, traditions and culture to a fresh generation who were not present at the inception of the vision...

Leading in the Transition Zone | Dr Darren Iselin