Character strengths

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Quest Series #11

Character Strengths… If you’re a banana be a brilliant banana…  if you’re a banana and try to squash yourself into apple-shape, you’ll just be a crappy apple. What would you say is your unique gifting that you bring to the world?  This is a hard question – and it can take some soul searching [...]

Quest Series #5

‘PERMAH Wellbeing Theory – possibly the world’s top theory for guiding student wellbeing’ Part 1 If you’ve journeyed with me this far, you’re probably quite invested in student wellbeing.  We’ve explored the rational and personal ‘why’s’ – the reasons to get involved or to go deeper in this area.  But ‘what’ is wellbeing?  We [...]

Quest Series #4

“Know thyself: Why are YOU working on student wellbeing?  Identify your motivation so you can stick with it when the going gets tough.” Know thyself.  That’s the focus in today’s post.  “But why am I wasting my time on me?” – I hear you ask - “Isn’t it about the students?  Just tell me [...]

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, [...]