The Educators’ Guide to Building Whole-school Wellbeing addresses challenges faced by schools wanting to improve wellbeing. While many schools globally now understand the need to promote and protect student wellbeing, they often find themselves stuck – not knowing where to start, what to prioritise, or how to implement whole-school change. This book fills that gap.
This book provides companionships for schools through rich stories from schools around the world who have created wellbeing practices that work for their schools. It guides educators through processes that help create individualised, contextualised, school wellbeing plans. With chapters addressing ‘why wellbeing’, what is ‘whole school’, change dynamics, measurement, staff wellbeing, coaching, cultural responsiveness, and how to build buy-in, it is the first of its kind. Balancing research and practice for each topic, with expert practitioner and researcher insights, this book gives schools access to best-practice guidance from around the world, in a user-friendly format, designed for busy schools.
What sets the author’s apart from the many school wellbeing practitioners globally, is their substantial experience working alongside diverse school groups. While many have experience in one school, few work across a multitude of very different schools and clusters, giving these practising-academics a unique appreciation for effective, cross-context processes.
A highly practical book that provides the most comprehensive overview to date of positive education.
Dr Toni Noble, co-author of the Bounce Back programme
Everyone working in this field would want a copy of this excellent book.
Dr Sue Roffey, Director of Growing Great Schools Worldwide
Lucy Hone and Denise Quinlan, two of the leaders in the world’s positive education field, have written this critical book for all educators (or any person working in a school).
Ryan Niemiec, VIA Institute on Character
List of Figures, Tables, Boxes, Expert Insights, and Case Studies
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. What Do We Mean By Whole-School?
Chapter 3. Whole-school Wellbeing is Taught: The Explicit Curriculum
Chapter 4. Whole-school Wellbeing is Caught: The Implicit Curriculum
Chapter 5. Understanding Change Dynamics
Chapter 6. Building Ownership
Chapter 7. Choosing a Wellbeing Model for Your School
Chapter 8. Measurement and Evaluation
Chapter 9. The Sandpit Phase
Chapter 10. Building an Effective Team
Chapter 11. Cultural Responsiveness and Wellbeing
Chapter 12. Promoting Educator Wellbeing
Chapter 13. Partnering with Students
Chapter 14. Connecting with Parents, Caregivers and the Community
Chapter 15. Promoting Wellbeing Through Coaching in Schools
Chapter 16. Lessons learned from a Decade of Wellbeing in Education