Watch Dr. Tranter’s Presentation on From Languishing to Flourishing: 10 Strategies to Support Student Recovery and Resillience

Last week, the APA hosted Dr. David Tranter to speak to the community about student well being. He started off his presentation with the following statement:

“I passionately believe that, outside of the home, school has the greatest influence on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.”

Dr. Tranter’s presentation was full of valuable information about how teachers and parents can support students during these turbulent times.

  • The Third Path – Curriculum should be taught through a Relationship-based approach. Strong adult/child relationships ensure student well being and optimize the environment in which students learn and grow. As a result, student achievement reaches full potential. The Third Path considers both student well being and student achievement together rather than viewing them as mutually exclusive.
  • 8 Conditions That Support The Third Path – Safety, Regulation, Belonging, Positivity, Engagement, Identity, Mastery and Meaning
  • 10 Strategies/Considerations to get on the The Third Path where well being and achievement are considered in tandem.
    • Achievement vs Wellbeing
    • Loss of Learning vs Love of Learning
    • Well being a state you achieve SOME day vs Well being is state you live EVERY day
    • Curriculum vs Connection
    • Broken Kids vs Resilient Kids
    • Short Game vs Long Game
    • Reactive Approach to Inclusion and Equity vs Proactive Approach to Inclusion and Equity
    • Shield Kids from all anxiety vs Gently push kids out of their comfort zone
    • Dismiss or Dig into feelings vs Validate feelings
    • Frustration and Fight vs Kindness and Collaboration

Parents/guardians are encouraged to watch this recording as it connects perfectly to Allenby’s School Improvement Plan and many aspects of the work that teachers and staff are doing this year.

If you missed Dr. Tranter’s presentation, the recording is available here (Hint: you can change the playback speed to 2x and the presentation becomes 30 minutes!). Please use passcode #APA_391 to access the recording. The APA will be sending out a short survey next week to gauge the community’s thoughts on this presentation and steps to move this conversation forward.