Mindfulness in schools can support teachers and students in preventing stress and burnout, boosting positive relationships, and increasing attention.
Positive education is inspired by positive psychology principles and is aimed at growing the concept of wellbeing in schools, where students and school staff are resilient, aware of their strengths and practice happiness skills, for better mental health and an optimistic school experience.
Resilience is the superpower that we develop when we can look at life’s challenges, at our mistakes and even traumas, accept them and see them as steps towards our growth. We are resilient every time we fall and get back up on our feet. We express resilience when we view our challenges as temporary, as a teaching moment, as a guide to discovering another way. We demonstrate resilience when we experience trauma and accept our pain – yet not let it define who we are.
Here are 7 strategies for generating more positivity, which you can adapt to your learners, your style and your time-frame.