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This book provides perspectives and insights across the educational system for how we might move toward living out this wish in all schools. The chapters provide perspectives on fundamental questions that have been guiding recent research on wellbeing in schools: How do school communities flourish together? How does supporting educator wellbeing connect to teaching, learning, leading in schools? What characteristics, qualities and strategies support the wellbeing of the whole school community? This book is unique in that it answers these questions from the perspectives of teachers, students, administrators in K-12 schools, as well as from university and the wider community. Importantly, these chapters provide a repertoire of varied answers to the question that underpins this shift in research toward a positive organizational perspective: How can we leverage what works well to grow more, to instill in each community member a sense of their value and capacity to contribute? These chapters serve as examples, invitations, and inspiration for readers to notice in their own contexts ways they can grow wellbeing through a focused attention on building appreciative, strengths-based, positive approaches to teaching, learning, and leading in all schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498579421
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Mindfulness in Education Series
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Sabre Cherkowski is associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia

Keith Walker is professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Ways Forward with Flourishing in Schools, Sabre Cherkowski and Keith Walker Section I: Flourishing in Schools Chapter 2: Care in Educational Leadership: Developing Capacities and Skills for Looking In and Looking Out, Sarah Shepherd Chapter 3: Flourishing in all Seasons: Thriving in Discomfort and Uncertainty, Jennifer Watt Chapter 4: What Would it Take to Bring Joy Back into the Lives of Teachers and Students?, Kathryn Hibbert, Susan Rodger, Peter Bates, Karen Hellerman, Mary Ott, and Maggie Rodger Chapter 5: A Comprehensive Health Approach within Flourishing Schools, Stephen Berg, Brent Bradford, and Daniel B. Robinson Chapter 6: The Impact of Positive School Climate on Student Wellbeing and Achievement, Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Don Klinger, and Alicia Hussain Chapter 7: Learning is Our Moral Imperative: My Prairie Spirit Classroom, Lori Jeschke, Reagan Olson, and Bob Bayles Section II: Students' Flourishing in Schools Chapter 8: Assessing Student Well-Being and Well-Becoming: Accounting for Student Voice, Thomas Falkenberg Chapter 9: Critical Factors for Youth Thriving: The ARC Model, Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Jeffrey MacCormack, Nishad Khanna, Stoney McCart, and John Freeman Chapter 10: The Dream: Community Service Learning for all Students, Roberta Campbell-Chudoba Chapter 11: Co-Curricular Inquiry: Knowledge-Building for Well-Being, Margaret Macintyre-Latta with Julian Kaftan Chapter 12: Growing Community One Play at a Time: How an Experimental Theatre Project led to Flourishing, Rebecca Stroud Stasel Chapter 13: Physical Literacy and Flourishing (within) Canadian School Communities, Daniel B. Robinson, Elizabeth J. Durden-Myers, and Stephen Berg Section III: Teachers' Flourishing in Schools Chapter 14: Four Research Learnings in Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Philosophy: An Essay about Helping Teachers and Students Flourish, Jim Parsons Chapter 15: The Journey Toward a Sustainable, Site-specific Wellbeing Education Subject, Louise Sullivan Chapter 16: Building a Well-Being Plan for Teachers, Lynn Hiscoe Chapter 17: Supporting Rural Beginning Teacher Flourishing: A Mentorship Approach Tracy Dollansky, Lynn Lemisko, and Laurie-Ann Hellesten Section IV: School Administrators' Flourishing in Schools Chapter 18: Ontario Principals' and Vice-Principals' Well-Being and Coping Strategies in the Context of Work Intensification, Fei Wang, Katina Pollock and David Cameron Hauseman Chapter 20: Flourishing through Self-Care-One School's Case Study, Karine Veldhoevn Chapter 21: Flourishing School Communities in Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey, Ingrid Robinson and Denise Toney Chapter 21: Growing the Potential of Flourishing Schools through Graduate Education Leadership Programs, Vicki Squires Chapter 22: Purposeful Hiring Practices and Leadership Development: The Prairie Spirit Way, Bob Bayles, Roberta Campbell-Chudoba, and Noel Roche Chapter 23: Development of the Leading with Heart Program, Amy Burns Chapter 24: Stories from Three Flourishing Jamaican Primary Schools, Wilfred Beckford Chapter 25: Flourishing in Vibrant Schools, Davis Clement, Megan Tschannen-Moran, and Ufuk Erdogan Chapter 26: Epilogue: Concluding Remarks, Keith Walker and Sabre Cherkowski

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