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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 #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 [...]

How the Science of Habit Formation Can Help You Flourish

Prioritizing happiness is a worldwide phenomenon. Given reports like The World Happiness Index and the emergence of Positive Education, the emphasis of wellbeing (also commonly referred to happiness) is trending in classrooms, social media, on bookshelves, and in life! When you ask any parent what they want for their child, happiness regularly ranks near the [...]

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, [...]