Well at Home, Well at Work

WEBINAR: Testing and Adapting Innovative Approaches to Workplace Well-Being in K-12 Education During COVID-19

While a breadth of empirical evidence has been published on ways to increase student well-being, there has been little empirical research on how to address whole school well-being.

Based on this gap in the literature, The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has created two organizational approaches to school well-being in Canada that are currently being tested in numerous K-12 schools.

In this hour-long webinar first broadcasted on April 30th, Emily Larson explains the two approaches including tips for leveraging them during COVID-19, which include:

  • A weekly well-being program where staff are sent supportive text messages.
  • An email template for principals to use to communicate the value they place on staff well-being.

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As part of our efforts to support school wellbeing during these times of uncertainty, we would love to hear from you on how you are coping. While you cannot be together, sharing stories with other teachers in Canada is a powerful way to connect and support one another. We are collecting stories, which we may use in some of our messages to teachers, principals, and support staff over the next few weeks. If you are willing to share your story (which will be used anonymously) please email wellbeing@bi.team. These stories may be on the struggles you are facing right now, how you have managed to find meaning while working from home or how you are trying to maintain a work-life balance – there are no right answers! We thank you for everything you are doing to support your students – and remember to take care of yourself!

Meet the Expert(s)

Emily Larson

Senior Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team

Emily is a Senior Advisor at BIT North America. While at BIT London, Emily led the schools and wellbeing brief. Emily has worked on reducing burnout, increasing parental engagement and using edtech to reduce teacher workload.

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