DR. ROBERT BISWAS-DIENER - WELLBEING IN EDUCATION
Wellbeing was as important to education before the current global pandemic as it is during this time. The spread of the coronavirus, and the ensuing distress it has caused, has elevated wellbeing to a place of prominence in discussions of workplace performance, continuity of service, engaged learning, and positive relationships. This webinar series brings the topic of wellbeing to home for educators. Using a variety of professional surveys, educator interviews, and published research, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener will discuss trends in and obstacles to wellbeing. He will provide an overview of the topic in the first session. In the second session, he will explore the nature of distress and its effects on our thinking and work. Here, he will also provide specific strategies for managing distress effectively. In the third and final session, Robert will argue that attending to positives—although not exclusively—is also a vital aspect of effective coping. He will provide case studies and specific advice that might be tailored to a wide range of educational settings. This webinar will be helpful to many education stakeholders including staff, instructors, and parents.