Student Well-Being

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Answers for Module 1 Quiz

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1. Name at least three elements of student well-being:

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Sense of Control

  • Feelings of Self-Worth

  • Relationships with Peers

  • Personal Attachments

  • Intellectual Stimulation

  • Sense of Safety

2. Identify how each of these elements of student well-being might be met through education interventions

Elements of Student Well Being

Education Interventions

Sense of Belonging

  • Encourage all students to wear a uniform or special “school clothes”

  • Provide students with a school bag

  • Train teachers on techniques for equal treatment of students (especially in regard to treating boys and girls, or children with disabilities, equal to other students)

Sense of Control

  • Establish and post a regular, predictable school calendar

  • Train teachers in core subject content and good teaching methodologies so that students can predictably benefit from "good teaching and learning"

  • Integrate into the curriculum lessons to build relevant skills for future job opportunities

Feelings of Self-Worth

  • Teachers provide positive feedback and reinforcement so that students feel good about learning, about the future

  • Students receive a school uniform, school books or other symbols of schooling

  • Integrate life skills into the curriculum that enable youth to contribute to themselves and their families

Personal Attachments

  • Start mentoring programs, sports clubs or other extrcurricular activities that help students build positive relationships with teachers in different ways

  • Teachers take attendance, call students by name, ask students questions and show interest in their lives

Relationships with Peers

  • Form clubs or peer-to-peer groups where students can play, participate in games or other recreational activities and provide support to their peers

  • Integrate play, games and other recreational activities into the school day and into teaching practice so that students build communication skills and develop heathy relationships with peers

Intellectual Stimulation

  • Train teachers in subject content areas

  • Support head teachers, principals or school inspectors to monitor instruction of course content and to provide support to teachers needing addtional training in course content

Sense of Safety

  • Work with PTAs to map out safety hazards in and around the learning environment and create action plans to increase safety and security in, around and en route to the learning environment

  • Work with teachers, school directors and community to develop a Teacher Code of Conduct

  • Train teachers, head teachers and school directors on positive discipline techniques, and provide in-class support to help teachers integrate techniques into their classes


3. Identify three ways in which teachers can impact positively on children's well-being.

Teachers can help promote student well-being in the following ways:

  • Being well-prepared and hard working

  • Being patient and encouraging

  • Being available for extra help

  • Respecting the students' ideas and opinions

  • Having positive behavior management strategies

4. Identify three ways in which teachers can negatively impact children's well-being

Teachers can negatively impact student well-being in the following ways:

  • Teaching poorly and failing to provide additional support as required

  • Humiliating and embarrassing students in class

  • Exploiting students

  • Using corporal punishment

Definition: corporal punishment

physical punishment such as spanking, hitting, smacking, etc.