WoW! News

When I learnt about WoW! News, I was keen to share it with you. Providing young people with opportunities to access age appropriate and balanced news is so important – WoW! News offers a platform to engage children with current affairs in a more positive and solution focused manner. It’s an invaluable tool that hasContinue reading “WoW! News”

Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books

If you’re interested in learning more about Positive Education, or generally exploring well-being and resilience in education, the following publications are a good place to start. Within the texts you’ll find references and suggestions for further reading on topics of particular interest. Many should be available at your local bookshop or library, alternatively they canContinue reading “Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books”

Greater Good in Education

“…skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society – what we call ‘the science of a meaningful life’.” Have you explored the Greater Good in Education website?  It offers a great selection of evidence-based strategies and techniques to integrate social emotional learning and character education into schools. It also champions the creation of positiveContinue reading “Greater Good in Education”

Free Guide – Parents and Educators

 “…in order for children and teens to be able to focus and learn well they need to feel safe and supported by the adults around them – physically, socially, psychologically and emotionally.” (Resilience Now For Parents) CEO and founder of ‘Discovering My Purpose’ Laura Garrison-Brook recently shared the free e-book Going Back to School Well: AContinue reading “Free Guide – Parents and Educators”

Lesson idea: Writing A Letter For A Bad Day

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the last of four interlinked lesson ideas I have posted, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has many freeContinue reading “Lesson idea: Writing A Letter For A Bad Day”

Lesson idea: Positive Artefacts

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the third of four interlinked lesson ideas I will be posting, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has manyContinue reading “Lesson idea: Positive Artefacts”

Trauma Aware Education

The post below was written by Joanne Alford, a board member of PESA, experienced lead educator and positive psychology practitioner based in Victoria, Australia. Joanne has a vast amount of practical experience implementing a blend of positive education and trauma informed learning within schools and kindly agreed to share some invaluable insights and ideas forContinue reading “Trauma Aware Education”

Lesson idea: Positive Ingredients

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director), it is the second of four interlinked lesson ideas I will be posting, which focus on raising awareness of the way our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library hasContinue reading “Lesson idea: Positive Ingredients”

Lesson idea: Negative vs Positive Emotions

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the first of four interlinked lesson ideas I will be posting, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has manyContinue reading “Lesson idea: Negative vs Positive Emotions”