Teacher Well-Being

Teacher Well-Being / Glossary

Glossary

Term Definition

advocacy

the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea or policy; active support

brainstorming

a technique of solving specific problems, amassing information, stimulating creative thinking, developing new ideas, etc., by unrestrained and spontaneous participation in discussion

child-friendly classrooms

schools or classrooms that are welcoming to children and conducive to their learning

deficit model

refers to a situation that is automatically treated as a problem without consideration of the positive qualities ”or potential” an individual, a situation or a place may have; the term could, for example, refer to the negative attitude and assumptions that teachers may have about a quiet child in the class who never answers any questions or shows off what he or she might know

gender

the characteristics that a culture or society decides are either masculine or feminine; not necessarily based on biology alone (read about gender roles for more information).

holistic

taking into account many or all factors

ILO

International Labor Organization

MoE

Ministry of Education

trauma

an emotional or psychological injury

turnover

the number of workers hired by an establishment to replace those who have left in a given period of time

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization