Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools: Learning to ride elephants

By Ian Morris

There has lately been an explosion of curiosity in confident psychology and the educating of healthiness and ‘happiness' within the PSHE global in colleges and lots of academics are searhing for transparent info on the best way to enforce those almost certainly life-changing rules within the school room. This e-book offers an advent to the idea of confident psychology and a pragmatic advisor on the right way to enforce the speculation in (primarily secondary) faculties. the yank psychologist and author Martin Seligman, renowned for his paintings at the suggestion of ‘learned helplessness', has extra lately been operating within the box of optimistic psychology. He has led education in resilience in a few united kingdom neighborhood gurus. Wellington collage, the place Ian Morris is head of philosophy, faith and PSHE, is one of the first united kingdom colleges to introduce a proper wellbeing and fitness and happiness curriculum built through the author.

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