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Resilience Through Student-Teacher Relationships


  • In-Person

  • Online Recorded

  • ZOOM Live

This course will provide teachers with a greater understanding of the role of connection/ and relationships in building emotional resilience and emotional intelligence in children.  Participants will gain a greater understanding of emotional intelligence and its role in student success across a number of important life domains including academic outcomes, health outcomes, and more.  Teachers will learn strategies to enhance teacher-student relationships that will result in improved emotional regulation and overall school functioning in their students. 

Learning Areas:

  • Emotional resilience

  • Healthy emotion regulation 

  • Teacher-student relationships as a tool for enhancing student wellbeing



  • 3.5.2 – Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement, and achievement.

  • 4.1.2 – Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.

  • 7.3.2 – Establish and maintain respectful collaborative relationships with parents/ carers regarding their children’s learning and wellbeing

With mental health initiatives being at the forefront of the NSW Governments' agenda, there is a significant need for teachers to have the skills to be able to support children to develop healthy coping, emotion regulation, and relationship skills.  Positive teacher-student relationships and a ‘sense of belonging’ at school have been shown to be positively related to improved: mental health, health, learning, and resilience outcomes.  In fact, a sense of connection to school has been shown to be more highly associated with resilience in children than a sense of connection to family, peers, and community.  Connection is formed in relationships and teacher-student relationships are central to school functioning and a child’s overall well-being.