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Episode 17: Encouraging authenticity in the classroom

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Steven Bollar, accompanied by education consultant Matthew Savage, returns to delve into a new topic, adopting a more analytical approach to wellbeing. 

This episode introduces one of the main challenges to judging wellbeing – schools being a “performative” space leading to children masking their true feelings and selves.  

Steven and Matthew discuss the meaning of being “performative”, why people might mask their true selves and methods for encouraging authenticity. 


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