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Top 5: Digital Tools for Teacher and Student Wellbeing

The most recent Teacher Wellbeing Index reports that 77% of teachers experienced symptoms of poor mental health due to their work and 54% have considered leaving the sector in the past two years due to pressures on their mental health.

There is no silver bullet to the problem. The 5 apps below are merely some of the many technology tools out there that may help in some way.

Have any that you’ve explored and benefitted from? Please let us know and share as a comment.

5 Minute Journal

The 5 Minute Journal is a great way to start and end your day. The journal has sections for you to write about what you’re grateful for, affirmations, and spaces to set goals.

It’s quick and easy to use which makes it perfect for a busy teacher who doesn’t have much time in their day.

Breethe

Breethe is a freemium app that brings meditation into your life in a way that feels both accessible and challenging. It’s not about clearing your mind or emptying the contents of your thoughts, but instead it aims to help you be the best version of yourself by filling the space between them with stillness.

Clanbeat

Clanbeat helps students build positive learning habits with our regular reflection nudges, work planner and goal setting features.
Actionable insights on students’ mood allow ny potential issues to be identified and tackled before they arise; supporting your students and saving your time!

Headspace

Their website says “Think of Headspace as your mind’s best friend. We’re here for you whenever you need us, wherever you are, helping you get through tough times and find joy in every day.’
Offering free access to teachers through this link – it’s definitely worth a look.

Mote

Feedback is an art. It immeasurable value in learning (see Mote’s Feedback Masterclass) and takes time to do well. Sometimes a LOT of time.
With Mote, not only will using your voice make it 3x faster to leave feedback. The intonation will alleviate any concerns over misunderstanding and help build rapport with your learners.

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