Category Archives: coping with injury, disasters, death

What if…? #AusELT Twitter Chat Sunday Nov 5, 10am-10pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(photo by @Clare_M_ELT)

Have you ever been stuck at work because rain has shut down transport?

Do you remember the earthquake in Christchurch?

Were you and your students in class during the Lindt Café siege?

What happens when one of your students is seriously injured?

How do you cope with the sudden death of a colleague?

 

How prepared are you? How prepared can you be?

This is a hard topic to write about but the reality is some of us will face major events which affect our students and colleagues and ourselves, from extreme weather and natural disasters to traumatic injury and tragic accidents. So this chat is devoted to discussing how we might be prepared to respond and to cope, and what we can put in place ‘in case’.

You may want to start thinking by having a look at the summary of English Australia’s Best Practice Guide to Disaster Management. 

Please join us on Twitter this Sunday to share your experience and questions and strategies. As suits a topic that requires reflection, this is a ‘slow burn’ from 10am to 10pm. It will be good to connect with you over this, for the last #AusELT Twitter chat of 2017.

New to #AusELT? New to Twitter?

If you’re not sure what to do, get in touch with any of the #AusELT admin team on Facebook or Twitter (eg @Penultimate_K) or by leaving a comment below. Have a look at the previous #AusELT Twitter chat – the Conference / PD swap shop – took place on Sunday 1st October 2017 at 8:30 pm AEDT (Canberra time). You can read the transcript here.

Here are some posts that should also help you get started:

 

This post prepared by @Clare_M_ELT