Teaching Happiness and Well-being in Schools

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 14mm | 458.13g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 bw illustrations
  • 0826443036
  • 9780826443038
  • 138,276

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About Ian Morris

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.show more

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.show more