This will help you to:
- explain positive psychology
- plan a series of lessons on positive psychology
- develop a positive psychology framework for your school
- introduce positive psychology to your life and your classroom
- explore the Australian Health & Physical Education Curriculum & General Capabilities
Download the eBook
A first of its kind eBook for teachers in Australia, this resource is now available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer.
What is Positive Psychology?
Research shows a classroom encouraging positive emotions and optimistic viewpoints produces widened thoughts and actions, and improves creativity and exploration which can result in improved academic achievement and fulfilment.
Positive psychology is a relatively new aspect of psychology founded by
Professor Martin Seligman in 1998 that seeks to scientifically understand
positive emotions such as joy and optimism. Positive psychology focuses
on the elements that allow individuals, groups and organisations to flourish.
My Wellbeing. My Classroom is based on Positive Psychology’s PERMA Framework.
This resource explains each element of PERMA and provides practical strategies to explore each one. The activities are applicable for all ages (for sustaining or improving wellbeing) and have been designed for you as a teacher to explore each of the elements yourself, to be given to students for them to work through as individuals or to be introduced as a series of activities in your classroom/pastoral care group.
Content is this resource assists students in exploring the Personal and Social Capability of the The Australian Curriculum
How you use this resource is completely up to you!