David Bott — Five Things ‘Well-Being’ Schools Get Wrong & How We Can Get Them Right

Session Information:
Five Things ‘Wellbeing’ Schools Get Wrong - And How We Can Get Them Right

In this interactive and provocative workshop, David will draw on his more than 10 years of experience in working with leaders and educators from over 1,000 schools around the world to explore five fundamental mistakes that many well-meaning schools make – all of which directly impact wellbeing. David will reference cutting-edge research and share stories of practice that will challenge the way you think about schooling and provide clear, practical strategies to help you and your school avoid these common mistakes. This workshop is designed for educational leaders and classroom practitioners.

Presented by: David Bott

About the Presenter:
David Bott is a sought-after speaker, author and education consultant who works with government organisations and some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy. As an expert in applied wellbeing science, David has supported thousands of educators from hundreds of schools around the world in designing and implementing system-level approaches to wellbeing and cultural change. David sits on the UAE Government’s Dubai Future Council for Education, is a Director on the PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) board, and has published in academic journals and industry periodicals. David’s bestselling book, 10 Things Schools Get Wrong: And How We Can Get Them Right was published in 2020. David’s current work is informed by his five years as Associate Director at the Institute of Positive Education and his 15 years of practical teaching experience in Australia and the UK where he held senior pastoral and academic leadership positions.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.