In this innovative and cogent presentation of her concept of sustainable happiness, Catherine O’Brien outlines how the leading recommendations for transforming education can be integrated within a vision of well-being for all. Solution-focused, the book demonstrates how aspects of this vision are already being realized, and the potential for accelerating education transitions that enable people and ecosystems to flourish. Each chapter assists educators to understand how to apply the lessons learned, both personally and professionally. The aim is to support educators to experience themselves as change-makers with growing confidence to implement new teaching strategies and inspire their students to become change-makers as well—engaged in deep learning that develops character, connections with life, and invigorating collaborations that revitalize the very purpose of education.

chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 2|18 pages

Well-Being for All, Sustainably

chapter 3|30 pages

Sustainable Happiness and Education

chapter 4|12 pages

Creativity and Innovation

chapter 5|19 pages

Entrepreneurial Mindset

chapter 6|17 pages

Education for Sustainability

chapter 7|15 pages

Health Promoting Schools

chapter 8|16 pages

Nature, Outdoor Learning, and Well-being

chapter 9|14 pages

Technology and Transformation

chapter 10|22 pages

Character and Sustainable Happiness

chapter 11|17 pages

New Pedagogies

chapter 12|19 pages

Living Campus and Living Schools

chapter 13|11 pages

Meeting Our Global Learning Needs

chapter 14|22 pages

Leading Change