This book provides perspectives and insights across the educational system for how we might move toward living out this wish in all schools.
The chapters provide perspectives on fundamental questions that have been guiding recent research on wellbeing in schools: How do school communities flourish together?
How does supporting educator wellbeing connect to teaching, learning, leading in schools?
What characteristics, qualities and strategies support the wellbeing of the whole school community?
This book is unique in that it answers these questions from the perspectives of teachers, students, administrators in K-12 schools, as well as from university and the wider community.
Importantly, these chapters provide a repertoire of varied answers to the question that underpins this shift in research toward a positive organizational perspective: How can we leverage what works well to grow more, to instill in each community member a sense of their value and capacity to contribute?
These chapters serve as examples, invitations, and inspiration for readers to notice in their own contexts ways they can grow wellbeing through a focused attention on building appreciative, strengths-based, positive approaches to teaching, learning, and leading in all schools.
JNA Philosophy & theory of education, JNF Educational strategies & policy, JNFN Inclusive education / mainstreaming, JNT Teaching skills & techniques, VXM Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation