Teacher Well-Being

There can be few teachers who do not have a solid understanding of what negative stress means, born of genuine felt experience. If it is not the pressures of the job while at school, it is the perpetual need to take work home that eats into our sense of control and overall job satisfaction. The inherent tension between the individual and institutional approaches to teacher well-being is ever present in the profession. Who should accept full responsibility? The Teacher Well-Being course does not seek to provide an answer to this question; nor does it lay out a stress management policy that can slot on to the shelf among other school policies. Neither does it present a specific and limited goal for you to pursue. It does, however, seek to engage teachers in committing to an investment in what could ultimately ease any negative stress and promote a sustainable sense of well-being. This is surely an investment paying the highest dividends.