The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. Albert Einstein What Is It? Interested, inquisitive, eager to know, intrigued – these are all things you may feel when experiencing curiosity. When you’re curious, you want to learn more about something and may e.g. spend time researching, talking about orContinue reading “Curiosity”

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”

Resilience Research

This is the second part of an article on resilience written by Pr. Ilona Boniwell which originally appeared on her Positran consultancy website. Pr. Boniwell is an expert and leading figure in Positive Psychology. Areas of research and practice that inform our current understanding of resilience include: 1) Coping Coping literature talks about three broadContinue reading “Resilience Research”

Defining Resilience

The text below comes from an article written by Pr. Ilona Boniwell which originally appeared on her Positran consultancy website. Pr. Boniwell is an expert and leading figure in Positive Psychology. Stress, limitations, challenging situations, loss, significant life changes, like getting older, and even death, are an inevitable part of being human. Although on theContinue reading “Defining Resilience”

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”

Strength Map

Strength Map This is a simple but effective way to prompt reflection and discussion on your recent use of personal strengths. The visual element highlights concrete times you have used a strength and allows you to reflect on: how you did this, what the outcome was as well as identify what other factors (e.g. socialContinue reading “Strength Map”

Anxiety and Children

The post below is taken from GoZen! (20/02/20) and is by Renee Jain (Founder). GoZen! offers lots of paid interactive and animated social and emotional learning programs for children aged 5-15yrs as well as a range of free weekly printables that can be emailed directly to you. It could be a useful resource to addContinue reading “Anxiety and Children”

Building Resilience

Here’s a free selection of 19 Articles To Help You To Succeed During Difficult Times written by members of the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS). They have been designed to support, inspire and offer insight into how we can build our personal and professional resilience as we continue to adapt to changes brought by theContinue reading “Building Resilience”