Teacher Well-Being

Teacher Well-Being / Glossary


Term Definition


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


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


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).


taking into account many or all factors


International Labor Organization


Ministry of Education


an emotional or psychological injury


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


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization