Mark Solomons

What Makes Teachers Unhappy and What Can You Do About It?

What do we think?

This is a great book, it has so much information in, it's one of those books that you will go back to time and time again!

Packed full of suggestions and ideas that unpick wellbeing in a practical and helpful way, starting from mapping the issues, to leading for wellbeing, to getting and (importantly), keeping, a happy workforce. 

This is a book that we talk about a lot, and has featured in many of our discussions with leaders. 

What is it about?

Many teachers, support staff, and school leaders are tired, stressed, and overstretched. This is a challenge we've faced for a long time, but thankfully, there's hope! 

In their book, Mark Solomons and Fran Abrams offer a powerful guide for establishing staff wellbeing as the cornerstone of a thriving school culture.

Their roadmap offers practical strategies for improving morale, managing workload, and prioritising mental health.

This book is a treasure trove of real-life examples, making it especially valuable for school leaders seeking ways to foster workplace wellbeing even amidst difficult circumstances. 

With its clear research-backed advice, it helps address common issues such as:

  • Pinpointing and addressing challenges within your school
  • Nurturing a culture of wellbeing as a leader
  • Building a consistently happy and supported workforce
  • Fostering an environment where positive well-being habits thrive
  • Successfully navigating periods of change

Written with both insight and warmth, this is an essential guide for any school leader committed to creating a positive and supportive workplace where staff can truly flourish.