Teacher Well-Being

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Appreciating Their Own Opportunity to Learn, Develop and Contribute

An additional dimension of being alternatively qualified may be teachers‘ appreciation of the opportunities they have to be in a learning environment. Especially in situations where there are few opportunities for further study and training, teachers are often able to attend trainings and workshops in different subjects, can learn new skills such as how to use new technologies, and have access to books and learning materials (particularly in English). They are, therefore, able to pursue their own personal development, which helps to ensure brighter prospects for the future – something that is not always be possible in other jobs. At the same time, being a teacher allows individuals to gain satisfaction from making a positive contribution to their community and to the lives of individual students.