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Episode 25: Ashley Manuel: Incorporating positive habits of wellbeing into your classroom
4 Strategies to build positive habits in the classroom
What does it mean to be successful and how do we measure the success of our learners?
Considering how happy our learners are is a priority that is often over looked in favour of academic achievement. Albert Schweitzer, the German theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary, stated that:
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Happiness is not an immediate state of mind that our learners can instantly acquire. The good news for all of our learners is that happiness can be cultivated whilst learning.
But how do classroom teachers successfully integrate these positive psychology messages in a highly engaging manner?
Ashley Manuel, Head of PE & Sport at Immanuel Primary School, Adelaide, Australia and founder of Growing with Gratitude has developed a new revolutionary approach to help teachers and learners build positive habits.
Together Ashley and I discuss simple and effective strategies to implement positive habits of wellbeing into your classroom.
- Benefits of introducing habits of wellbeing, happiness and gratitude into your classroom
- Classroom activities for promoting happiness, gratitude, mindfulness and service
- How to develop positive and engaging habits
- Modelling behaviours of service at school and in the community
Struggling to incorporate positive habits into your classroom? Share your thoughts with us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
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