I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about why a happy staff room is the best thing for our students.
I know I work harder when I’m happy. And anyone who knows me, will know if I’m happy because I’ll be puffing my cheeks and burbling a tune, usually something like Loving You by Minnie Riperton.
The high-pitched bits are a problem.
I know through experience that my colleagues work harder when they feel happy and unthreatened – it keeps their Amygdala under control! Even Starbucks have realised this truth – a truth which seems common sense to me (I wrote about staff well-being some time ago here) – after they were alerted to a New York Times article about the inconvenience to their employees of their work schedules.
[We] … work to ensure that…
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