We've got to build positive school cultures if we want teachers to be able to thrive. If you're seeking ways to uplift morale, promote well-being, and enhance motivation, I'm here to help! Explore a range of inspiring ideas and engaging activities that you can embrace individually, with your team, or share with the entire staff.
For each section, you'll find an ideas page and a printable activity. Feel free to share these around with your teacher friends - the more happy, motivated teachers we have, the better for everyone!
I'm out to help teachers feel good and teach at their best. I believe that we can achieve this through four key areas:
Being purposeful - Having intent behind our actions and connecting with what's important with us to stay motivated
Being in control - Focusing on what's within our locus of control and building helpful habits into our daily routines
Being inspired - Being a learner at heart, open to new ways of doing things, taking opportunities to grow and keeping our teaching 'fresh'
Knowing we've done enough - Valuing ourselves and fostering a school culture of positivity and celebration where we are all happy and proud to call ourselves teachers.
It's a shame that well-being initiatives and activities have a reputation for 'missing the mark' or feeling tokenistic because we have an undeniable need to see more of them in our schools. We've got to get the talk going, engage in authentic experiences and really build well-being into our school cultures so it's a given - not a bonus.
I hope you find this resource helpful and that, at the very least, it sets the wheels in motion for building a community of happy and supportive teachers at your school. Together let's make schools the positive environments they should be and make teaching the uplifting experience we all want it to be!