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From pedagogy to wellbeing: Have you tried Continuous Professional Empowerment?

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A new online professional learning programme is helping teachers and school leaders with everything from pedagogy and practice to health and wellbeing. Its creator has dubbed it Continuous Professional Empowerment. Dorothy Lepkowska explains


Ask any teacher why they get up every morning to go to work and tolerate long hours and stress and it is very likely they will say “it’s all about the children”.

And while that may be true, there should be more to it than that.

“I worked in schools for 21 years as a teacher and headteacher and heard many teachers say it was about the pupils,” explained Andrew Hammond, senior director of learning at Discovery Education. “And while that might be true, we owe it to the children to be the best version of the teacher in front of them that we can be.

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