Happy teacher = happy child
“CORE recognises the stress and burnout teachers face. Supporting them to identify what constitutes a good teacher helps them strengthen their own wellbeing and take actions to become the teacher they want to be. This leads to more compassionate, enabling and quality education environments where children can grow socially and emotionally.'”
April Coetzee, teacher and War Child researcher
Teachers' mental health
- 75 million school-aged children in conflict-affected countries need a quality, protective education.
- Teaching in these settings is stressful. There is little professional development, resources are scarce and salaries are often irregular.
- By failing to address teachers' well-being, many people don’t enter the profession, leave it or need to interrupt their work to manage their burnout or distress.
CORE is made up of five two-hour wellbeing workshops and three months of intensive teacher coaching - spread across six modules during regular school hours. To download a schematic overview, click here.
We use a whole-school approach in order to assist the improved wellbeing of all teachers and create a supportive, enabling and compassionate classroom and school environment. We provide reflective, teacher-focused and iterative support that encourages the teacher to clarify what qualities truly matter to them and take committed action to fulfil this.
Based on Evidence
We are currently implementing a feasibility study in Uganda that will test the relevance of CORE in both formal and non-formal school environments. We will also seek to measure changes in teacher wellbeing. Data will be available mid 2023.