• Assessing Wellbeing in Schools
  • Introduction
  • A Measure Suited for Your School
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing at School
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work
  • Measures of Cultural Wellbeing
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    SeriesWellbeing in Schools
    LicenseCC BY-NC

    Assessing Wellbeing in Schools

    An Educator's Practical Guide to Measuring Wellbeing

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    Traditionally, many schools have focused on academic achievement as the primary end of education. As schools increasingly expand their aims to include wellbeing, some have struggled knowing how to translate the growing body of wellbeing research into their daily practice. The purpose of this book is to help educators understand the research behind wellbeing and select appropriate assessments that will begin fostering wellbeing in their context.

    The first part of this book will provide you with a foundational understanding of wellbeing in a school context. With this deeper understanding, you are prepared to become the wellbeing expert in your context. With you as the expert, this book will guide you through the process of selecting a valid and reliable measure to assess the wellbeing of your students, teachers, and cultural environment. Lastly, it will offer additional tips about how to implement the evidence you receive into actionable steps.

    Megan Bates

    Brigham Young University

    Megan Bates is a teacher candidate at Brigham Young University where she is currently earning her Elementary Education degree and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification. Her research centers on positive education and its practical application to schools. When she is not studying, researching, or teaching, Megan enjoys spending time with her family, writing creative fiction, and trying new things.

    David M. Boren

    Brigham Young University

    David is a former public school teacher and administrator. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University. He is the director of the BYU School Leadership Program that prepares educators as school and district-level leaders. His research focuses on trust, distributed leadership, deeper learning, leader preparation, leader development, and wellbeing in schools. In his free time he loves to hike, camp, fish, run, swim, and hang out with his wife Sherrie and their five kids.

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