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The Science and Practice of Positive Psychology for Schools
Transcript of The Science and Practice of Positive Psychology for Schools
Broaden & Build Theory
The Science and Practice of Positive Psychology
Name some ANTs
What are some PETs to transform the ANTs?
A 2006 study of students in Townsville diocese showed the benefits of meditation in schools. These included greater calmness; a sense of relaxation, better stress management; improved concentration and better interaction with others.
(Campion & Rocco 2009)
Active & Constructive Responding
- Just Dance on YouTube
- Finger breathing
- Rollercoaster video
Mindfulness does not have to be silent and still meditation
Rock and Water
Mindfulness in Schools Program (.b)
This is the core for change of mindset
Needs practice and discipline
- Anchor point
- Practice regularly
- Staged and protected release.
- Covenant of respect to avoid
- Look at exemplars
i.e focus beyond yourself before focusing on yourself
Positive Education Pitch/Declaration
As Pos Ed champions @ Ravo what would be your quick pitch to someone who asks, 'What's this Positive Education thing anyway and is it worth all the hype?'
Positive Social Media Strategies
etc for the
10 Pos Ems
stand where you are
move your body in sync with the motion of the video
- Strengths stalking
to change your
mindset around someone who annoys
or frustrates you
- Strengths as focus for
awards / merit cards / house points
- Strengths 'Wonder Wall'
for both staff & students
- Strengths in subject area
inquiry e.g. character
study in novel with a
Aim is to
Learning take-aways by Jon Humphries
from a professional development day held by
Positivity Institute in association with ACER
presented by Dr Suzy Green and Claudia Owad
Positive Psychology Topics
- Growth Mindset
- Character Strengths
- PERMAH Model of wellbeing
- Positive Emotions
- Engagement & Flow
- Positive Relationship
- Meaning and purpose
- Goal setting and achievement
- Emotional & Social Intelligence
- Mental Flexibility & Resilience
- Grit and Determination
- The power of Humour
...and many more
What is and can be right with us, as opposed to what is or might be wrong with us
...is a proactive approach to fostering flourishing.
It is an evidence-based body of knowledge to assist in promoting wellbeing.
It is about viewing mental health in terms of positive attributes rather than an absence of mental illness
Work Orientation Theory
A chore; a means to financial gain rather than personal fulfilment
Corporate ladder climbing; the persuit of promotion; desire for increased power, prestige and remuneration
work brings fulfilment as it is a match for gifts, skills and passion. Sense of being where they are meant to be and doing what they are meant to do
Tendency to sustain inster and effort towards long term goals
Voluntary regulation of behaviour, emotional and attentional impulses to delay gratification of momentary desires
belief in the self's ability to accomplish what is needed to realise goals and desired outcomes
the fulfilment of psychological need for competence
the alignment of goals to values to increase intrinsic motivation
Emmons - "not all goals are equal"
Goals should not be Introjected
- the should be own goal.
A post-it note or graffiti wall to note a word of wisdom or special 'take-away' from a peer or teacher
About Scoping and Sequencing
Aim of Positive Psychology
os Psych/Pos Ed
The Power of Revisiting
There is a power in revisting - always more to learn and
Don't assume others hold the same understanding as we do
Need to Scaffold Learning a
"...positive emotions appear
to broaden peoples’ momentary
thought–action repertoires and build their enduring
(Fredrickson 1998, 2001).
is not about token or naive positivity