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Archive for the 'Good Practice' Category

Developing a safe and supportive school climate

Posted on October 8th, 2016 · Posted in Good Practice, Newsletters

Some interesting case-studies from Minnesota in this newsletter (see page 3): bit.ly/2djVtnF

How the education system is making kids stressed and sick (ABC)

Posted on August 27th, 2016 · Posted in Book Reviews, Good Practice, Links, Research

Source: ab.co/2bUg3dL The pressure on children to achieve high levels of academic success is overriding the joys of education and making kids anxious and depressed, says author Lucy Clark. So.. read more

Classroom wellbeing, learning and inclusion from the perspective of young people in Denmark

Posted on July 13th, 2016 · Posted in Good Practice, Research

Global Education Episode 9: Classroom wellbeing in Denmark: bit.ly/29LRvEp (Teacher Magazine podcast). “Students made a distinction between teachers and instructors. So, I said ‘okay, what do you mean?’, ‘well, a teacher is.. read more

What works in enhancing social and emotional skills development during childhood and adolescence?

Posted on May 14th, 2016 · Posted in Good Practice, Links, Research

A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of school-based and out-of-school programmes in the UK: bit.ly/1TcqURM (Feb 2015)

School climate – the effect on transition

Posted on May 6th, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

From “Teacher” magazine: School climate is often described as the ‘quality and character of school life’, including both social and physical aspects of the school, that can positively promote behaviour,.. read more

The Four Constituents of Well-Being

Posted on February 4th, 2016 · Posted in Good Practice, Videos

Richard Davison says wellbeing is a skill in four parts – resilience, outlook, attention and generosity  – and when we practice it it changes our brains! bit.ly/1SYIV6y  Worth a watch.

Raising a Moral Child

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

Praising character rather than actions is more likely to repeat positive pro-social behaviours.  Valuable article by Adam Grant in the Sunday Review of the New York Times: nyti.ms/23FpROt

11 Things I Learned from Seven Years of Working with Special Olympics

Posted on January 1st, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

On the first day of the year its good to be reminded of what really works for wellbeing for all our children: bit.ly/1VroBJF

Owning professional development for wellbeing

Posted on November 14th, 2015 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice, TW Info

Thoughtful article from Kathryn Taylor, WBA member,  published by ACEL: bit.ly/1kuVLeE

Building a Positive School Climate

Posted on November 13th, 2015 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

Great article from Vicki Zakrzeewski: bit.ly/1PEKkwm. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. –Abraham Lincoln