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Mindfulness the base, not merely a tool, of positive education

Ideally mindfulness in education is not a once-a-day intervention in the classroom. It is a mindset deeply rooted within a school’s culture. Mindfulness is a journey towards awareness. It opens the door to key features of Positive Education: e.g. appreciation, positive emotions, cultivating meaning, dealing with negatives, engagement and relationship building. Raised awareness of [...]

By | 2018-04-09T22:05:28+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Teacher demands and some practical wellbeing initiatives from our school

Did you know that the average teacher has over one thousand interpersonal interactions a day? Think now about code switching between super ordinates, colleagues, students and parents. Whew, it is no wonder they often feel exhausted. Research tells us that teaching is the second most stressful occupation in Australia, surpassed only by active policing.  [...]

By | 2018-04-06T14:31:13+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bring global wellbeing to your school with the International Day of Happiness

You may have heard that Denmark has the title of the happiest country in the world. But did you know that they were just pipped for this title by Norway in 2017? Both Scandinavian countries have been long practicing something called ‘hygge’, which roughly means a warm feeling created by enjoying the good things [...]

By | 2018-03-08T14:41:03+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Flourishing at School, Happiness, Parents, Staff, Students|0 Comments

Where to Start when Teaching Wellbeing in Schools

School setting: Secondary all-girls school Location: Perth, Western Australia Psychologist Martin Seligman first used the term Positive Education about 10 years ago when describing the concept of teaching both traditional academic skills and the skills of wellbeing in schools. A quick Google search of “Positive Education” will now bring you about 437,000 results! So, [...]

Fit your own mask first

Although I’ve sat through -or rather, ignored- many aircraft safety briefings in the past few years, it wasn’t until relatively recently that the relevance of one of the standard phrases became clear. A wise man pointed out to me that the phrase ‘fit your own mask first, before helping children to fit theirs’ contained [...]

By | 2018-01-19T09:26:59+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Flourishing at School, Mental health, Staff, Stress, Workload|0 Comments