News Being able to adapt in the classroom improves teachers’ well-being

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  1. Leanne Morgan

    Leanne Morgan Administrator Staff Member

    Being able to adapt in the classroom improves teachers’ well-being
    May 8, 2016
    Rebecca J Collie, Andrew Martin, Helena Granziera

    "Every few months, there are reports about the prevalence of poor well-being and high attrition among teachers...

    The extent to which we are able to adjust our thoughts, actions, and emotions in order to successfully respond to these types of situations is known as adaptability..."

    Research by academics at the University of New South Wales has shown that "when teachers were more adaptable, they tended to report lower work disengagement and, in turn, greater job commitment."

    Read more: https://theconversation.com/being-able-to-adapt-in-the-classroom-improves-teachers-well-being-95788


    Without a doubt, adaptability is a necessary skill for teachers everyday in so much of what we do - from planning, to classroom practice, to managing curriculum decisions and change and more. Maintaining adaptability requires that teachers feel supported, but there are significant benefits to be had for teacher well being and consequently students.

    Do you agree with the findings of the study? How do you maintain adaptability in your daily teaching?
     

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