Wellbeing is not just a state of feeling good, it is also a lifelong resource students can draw on to stay healthy, build good relationships, deal with stress and learn effectively, writes Professor Lea Waters.
Education policy is increasingly focused on wellbeing outcomes, but wellbeing can be difficult for schools to see and measure. Waters outlines how schools can move towards Visible Wellbeing using 3 key principles: cultural change, promoting staff wellbeing, and implementing wellbeing programs and practice.
The Visible Wellbeing Partnership, a 2-year cultural change approach to wellbeing, works with schools to integrate Visible Wellbeing principles. It uses the latest wellbeing and learning science to build staff wellbeing, change teacher practice, boost student wellbeing and make a positive impact on school culture.
Learn how to use Visible Wellbeing principles to improve your school culture and increase wellbeing outcomes for staff and students.
This article was prepared for Horizon: Thought Leadership, a publication of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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