The need to belong has been recognised as a fundamental human need, from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs(1969) to theories of Psychological Wellbeing (Ryff, 1989), and intrinsic motivation (Deci & Ryan, 2000). Dr Christopher Peterson, used three words to sum up positive psychology: “Other People Matter”.
Feeling that you have a good relationships with your colleagues others has been significantly linked to job satisfaction, whereas a lack of connection correlates with emotional exhaustion, burnout, and leaving the teaching profession.
This workshop presents practical ways to increase a sense of connection on staff and to cultivate positive, constructive relationships.
- Appreciate the fundamental need for a sense of connectedness at school
- Learn ways to building supportive, constructive relationships
- Discover a real-life school experience of creating an upward spiral through positive education
- Understand why a positive experience for students begins in the staffroom
- Research on Relationships and the need to belong
- The two pillars of complexity
- Gratitude in the staffroom and the playground
- Active Constructive Responding