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Well Behaved vs Wellbeing

Getting the balance right

A well behaved child doesn’t guarantee a happy child, but a happy child is certainly more likely to behave well.

Could schools be holding the wrong end of the stick when it comes to behaviour management?

Generally, educators would agree that a compliant child is easier to teach than a non-compliant one. But compliance doesn’t guarantee effective learning, neither does it guarantee a ‘well’ or ‘happy’ child. In contrast, wellbeing provides a firm foundation for both positive behaviour and engagement in life-long learning.

Steve's keynote session at the Nurture Works Conference will help correct the scales of the balance of behaviour management and social and emotional wellbeing.

When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


Steve is one of the Keynote speakers at the Nurture Works Conference on 22nd August.