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‘Happy teacher makes children happy’

‘Happy teacher makes children happy’

Children who think their teacher is happy, are also more happy.

“That goes really hand in hand”, says professor Guido van Hal, that a study by the University of Antwerp supervised, in The Standard.

“It is an interesting observation for all those who work in education. Teachers and masters for children at primary school, real role models. If children them like it, they preferred to go to school and make them feel better in their own skin.”

Antwerp

For the survey in the province of Antwerp 13.871 pupils from 163 schools were asked what makes them happy. Seventy percent give themselves an eight or higher. Between boys and girls is not a difference between younger and older students.

Furthermore, children with a mobile phone, smartphone, or game console not happier than children without these gadgets.

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