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Positive Education at JPC Staff Page

PD 18JAN2013 with MM & SLT

Nahum Kozak

on 24 January 2013

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Transcript of Positive Education at JPC Staff Page

Goal : to Flourish Positive Education at JPC HOW WHAT Six elements of wellbeing WHEN To feel great and function at your best. 24 character strengths Leadership Perspective Kindness TEACH EMBED LIVE Explicit class-based lessons Reiterate in other parts of the curriculum Show by example in our own lives, and throughout all structures and areas in the college (from the Boardroom to the playground). You are here Goalsetting

Developing effective Habits of Mind

Sense of mastery Sustainable habits for physical health

Understanding the roles of exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc. Social and Emotional Learning - i.e. the skills needed to relate well to self and others, including

Healthy self talk
Recognising and regulating emotions
Problem solving

The 'Golden' element of wellbeing Understanding and experiencing 'flow' and the role it plays in individual wellbeing.

What do you find so absorbing that time stands still for you? Noticing, identifying, building and using your positive emotions

Understanding the 'broaden and build' theory of positive emotions Examining meaning and purpose in life; serving something greater than oneself

Understanding the power of engaging in activities for the benefit of others Skill level Challenge level Example programmes for SEL: (Traditional) Psychology
Traditional psychology has focused on identifying problems and trying to fix them; depression, anxiety, etc., It has been largely influenced by a medical or disease model.

Weeding a garden is a good analogy. Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that conducts scientific inquiry into factors that help individuals, communities and organisations to flourish by building on their strengths and virtues.

Positive psychology aims to expand the field from its focus on repairing the negatives in life to also promoting the positives in life. Positive Psychology applied in a school setting is called Positive Education
The purpose of such a framework is to
provide an accessible ‘big picture’ overview... including the rationale and expected benefits, (Graetz et al., 2008), as well as
providing a launch point for auditing, planning, and evaluating wellbeing practices (Waters, 2011). Why have a conceptual framework like SOARING? (Etc... You get the idea)
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