How to Be Happy: Promoting Achievement Through Wellbeing at Ks1 and Ks2 (Paperback)

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How to Be Happy: Promoting Achievement Through Wellbeing at Ks1 and Ks2 (Paperback)

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Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success'. Albert Schweitzer Research over the last few years has explored the patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that create human success. It is recognised that wellbeing is not a stand alone feature of individuals, rather it is inextricably linked to that individual's ability to flourish and achieve. The connection between education and happiness is firmly established, confirming what teachers already know, happy children learn and perform better than unhappy children. This programme introduces the core elements of positive psychology and conveys them in a clear and practical way for primary aged children. The 15 sessions aim to teach pupils how to: realise their personal strengths; connect healthily with others; build friendships; and, reach out to trustworthy adults. There are full facilitator notes with all the necessary resources to run an interactive programme that will be delivered with a sense of fun, to engage and inspire all learners. To support the programme the book also contains a section on the key concepts of positive psychology that underpin the sessions, a PowerPoint for staff training and a downloadable resources with copiable resources and useful websites.
Ruth MacConville began her career as a class teacher in a mainstream primary school and subsequently specialised in the area of special educational needs. In this field she has worked across all phases, in both special and mainstream provision. Ruth is currently working as head of a specialist teaching team in the London borough of Ealing. In this role Ruth also co-ordinates an outreach service from the authority's special schools and represents the local authority at Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. Author of Teach to Inspire's 'Teaching Happiness: A ten step curriculum for building positive classrooms' Ruth is keen to provide practitioners with accessible resources which apply the findings of positive psychology to teaching and learning. Ruth has written extensively on topics such as wellbeing, happiness and the development of peer support and friendship skills. She regularly contributes to national conferences and delivers courses for London University's Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training.
Product Details ISBN: 9781906517533
ISBN-10: 1906517533
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 19th, 2012
Pages: 172
Language: English