Teaching Happiness and Well-being in Schools: Learning to Ride Elephants

Teaching Happiness and Well-being in Schools: Learning to Ride Elephants

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By (author) Ian Morris

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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 13mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 29 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0826443036
  • ISBN 13: 9780826443038
  • Illustrations note: 4 bw illustrations
  • Sales rank: 93,040

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This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in PSHE in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. Wellington College, where Ian Morris is head of philosophy, religion and PSHE, is among the first UK schools to introduce a formal well-being and happiness curriculum developed by the author.

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Ian Morris, FRSA, is Head of Philosophy and Religion and PSHE at Wellington College, Berkshire and has been a teacher for 7 years. He is a member of the Institute for Positive Psychology and a member of the WISE committee led by Lord Layard. He is also a visiting speaker on the Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London.

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Table of contents

Foreword: Professor Emeritus Lord Richard Layard; Chapter 1: Teaching techniques for happiness and well-being: Learning to ride elephants; Chapter 2: Happiness; Chapter 3: Harmony: learning to unite elephant and rider; Chapter 4: Philosophy and well-being; Chapter 5: Emotions; Chapter 6: Resilience; Chapter 7: Strengths and flow; Chapter 8: Relationships; Chapter 9: Modern life is rubbish; Chapter 10: Mindfulness meditation, spirituality and meaning; Appendix: Starting to create a well-being curriculum.