In the name of Allah the Merciful

Leading Mindfully for Healthy and Successful Schools: Beyond the Traditional Progressive Divide

Aurora Reid, 1032056363, 1032056355, 2022003738, 978-1032056364, 9781032056364, 978-1032056357, 9781032056357, 978-1003198482, 9781003198482, B0B6D42KK6

English | 2023 | PDF | 2 MB | 172 Pages

  • {{value}}
wait a little

Schools are increasingly expected to improve mental health and well-being and academic outcomes for students. However, the debate about well-being  and school improvement is often unhelpfully polarised with  attachment-informed and restorative-justice approaches pitted against  structures and systems that instil discipline.This book  seeks to take a ‘middle way’, looking at how these perspectives might  complement one another, and argues that healthy teacher-student  relationships require an adult that is both attuned to their students’  needs and able to hold boundaries with them.

Setting out conception of leadership that is clear, compassionate, and self-aware, Leading Mindfully for Healthy and Successful Schools draws on therapeutic and educational research to identify key  strategies for improving well-being across schools that are sustainable  in the long term. This book is divided into three sections – Leading Yourself, Leading School Culture and Leading in the Classroom – and the chapters cover the following:

  • Interpersonal neurobiology and the role that attachment plays in our work
  • Self-care and how this can be built into school life
  • The role of structures and relationships
  • Building trust
  • Radical inclusion
  • Building calm and effective classrooms
  • Healthy adult authority

Including  reflective activities, thought-provoking case studies and key takeaways  for every chapter, this is an essential read for all current and  aspiring school leaders.