The Noble Role of Teachers:
Transforming Ourselves to Change the World
Study Session 5 – Teachers’ and Students’ Wellbeing
Exercise 1 – What is wellbeing?
The Exercise – Step 1
The Exercise – Step 2
Read and reflect upon the following two research-based definitions of wellbeing:
“If we want to flourish and to have wellbeing, we must minimize our misery; but, in addition, we must have positive emotion, meaning, engagement, accomplishment, and positive relationships.”
— Martin Seligman (2011)
“Wellbeing is an overarching term that encapsulates an individual’s quality of life, happiness, satisfaction with life and experience of good mental and physical health. The most common components identified included: positive affect, resilience, perceived satisfaction with relationships and other dimensions of one’s life, and effective functioning and/or the maximising of one’s potential.”
— Toni Noble and Helen McGrath (2008)
The Positive Educational Practices framework: a tool for facilitating the work of educational psychologists in promoting pupil wellbeing.
In: Educational and Child Psychology, Vol.25(2)