Ep 64: The Ripple Effect of Staff Wellbeing

What is the consequence of not focusing on staff wellbeing, in school communities?

Despite the challenges of being a teacher, most stay in the profession for the love of working with young people. In this heartfelt conversation, Professor Donna Cross and Meg discuss how important teacher wellbeing is in the workplace. Teacher wellbeing has a direct impact on students’ wellbeing and educational outcomes. Learn the importance of building positive relationships, how school culture can impact staff wellbeing, and why we must be the change we want to see in the school system

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ How teacher wellbeing affects educational outcomes.

▫️ The importance of building positive relationships with students.

▫️ How school culture and climate can impact staff wellbeing.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“When students like their teachers, they perform so much better.”

Donna Cross

“75% of school staff are reporting elevated levels of stress.”

Donna Cross

“Teacher wellbeing is critical for educational outcomes, social outcomes, emotional outcomes, and of course, even the physical health of children.”

Donna Cross


Dr Donna Cross – Linkedin

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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