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Why Wellbeing Matters to Teachers and Leaders

Bingham, DM; (2011) Why Wellbeing Matters to Teachers and Leaders. Education Today , 61 (3) pp. 14-15.

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Wellbeing for teachers is topical as staff in educational settings are experiencing ever more pressure in the workplace and so the leading for wellbeing in educational organisations is an important area of study. / Wellbeing is subjective and there is no one clear definition. There is even no clear consensus whether it is one word or two! For some, it is quality of life, for others work/life balance and for others stress. For the ancient Greeks, the highest form of human activity was in the broad concept of flourishing or wellbeing. In Aristotle’s view, happiness is a lifelong virtue and activity. However, this does not occur automatically; it is a matter of habitually behaving in an appropriate manner in appropriate circumstances. Although it is arguable today that teachers are in a position to achieve wellbeing in the form so eloquently expressed by Aristotle, there are steps that can be taken.

Type: Article
Title: Why Wellbeing Matters to Teachers and Leaders
Location: UK
Publisher version: http://www.education-today.co.uk/
Language: English
Keywords: wellbeing, school workforce
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475839
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