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.
Mindfulness can support teachers and students in preventing stress and burnout, boosting positive relationships, and increasing attention
José Angel Santana was an acclaimed young actor when he recognized pervasive media violence’s destructive influence on young people’s lives.
Over the last 35 years he has developed his highly effective performance of mutual understanding approach to achieving success with family, teaching, socially, and in business. He believes the first step toward success in all endeavors is the validation of other people’s thoughts and feelings.
Florence is considered by many academics the birthplace of Renaissance, and is still wonderfully preserved as a Renaissance city, with his art and architecture that remain unique treasures.
Renaissance literally means “rebirth” and, if we have look outside the museum’s walls and toward the tiny streets called vie or vicoli, we can feel a sense of vibrancy. It is the city’s contemporary art scene.
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.
This summer TESOL Drama had the opportunity to collaborate with Europass Teacher Academy in Florence, to design and teach our new Professional Development Drama Workshops.
Here are 7 strategies for generating more positivity, which you can adapt to your learners, your style and your time-frame.