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The Power of Purpose in Preparing our Students for the Future of Work

Our rapidly changing economy is demanding flexibility around the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the jobs tomorrow. In amidst all this change, one constant will help our young people thrive - their ‘why’. In today’s post, we’ll gain context for the case for fostering purpose in our students by considering the future workforce we are [...]

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 [...]

Quest Series #3

Why should your school engage with student wellbeing? 2/2 Facts to convince your principal, parents, and school board that you need to do this - now. *This post is the second half of “Why should your school engage with student wellbeing?...”  in the ‘How to lead a Quest for Student Wellbeing’ Series. If you’ve just [...]

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+00:00March 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, [...]