Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books

If you’re interested in learning more about Positive Education, or generally exploring well-being and resilience in education, the following publications are a good place to start. Within the texts you’ll find references and suggestions for further reading on topics of particular interest.

Many should be available at your local bookshop or library, alternatively they can be found online with most major booksellers.

Bethune, A. (2018). Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom: A practical guide to teaching happiness. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Morris, I. (2015). Teaching happiness and well-being in schools: Learning to ride elephants. Bloomsbury Publishing.

O’Brien, C. (2016). Education for sustainable happiness and well-being. Routledge.

Roberts, F. (2020). For Flourishing’s Sake: Using Positive Education to Support Character Development and Well-being. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Tough, P. (2016). Helping children succeed: What works and why. Random House.

Stokoe, R. (Ed). (2018). Global Perspectives in Positive Education. John Catt Educational Ltd.

Street, H. (2018). Contextual Wellbeing: Creating Positive Schools from the Inside Out. Wise Solutions.

Suldo, S. M. (2016). Promoting student happiness: Positive psychology interventions in schools. Guilford Publications.

Swinson, J., & Harrop, A. (2012). Positive psychology for teachers. Routledge.

White, M. A., & Murray, A. S. (Eds.). (2015). Evidence-based approaches in positive education: Implementing a strategic framework for well-being in schools. Springer.

White, M. A., Slemp, G. R., & Murray, A. S. (Eds.). (2017). Future directions in well-being: Education, organizations and policy. Springer.

Published by Improve My Well-being

Laura is an experienced mentor and teacher, with a MSc Applied Positive Psychology (Distinction). She enjoys living and working in multicultural environments and is passionate about promoting social well-being. Blogging is her outlet to share and explore well-being initiatives and practices with as many people as possible.

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