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September 2019

Teacher Demoralization

Posted on 23 September 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

As teachers are placed under greater levels of scrutiny and "accountability," there are less and less opportunities to discuss the values, beliefs and philosophical considerations of teaching that serve as the foundation for their practice and sense of purpose in their work.

Suicide Prevention and School

Suicide Prevention and School

Posted on 9 September 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

Suicide and self-harm are a growing problem among young people. This post discusses research with pupils in Wales regarding their sense of happiness, self-esteem and sense of self, as well as the importance of addressing mental health and well-being in school curricula