This is a space that is dedicated to a deeper understanding of Positive Education and a starting point in its contextual application.
Come back often as this living resource base will grow continuously. Always feel free to contact Mike with ideas or other publicly accessible tools that others in the Positive Education community would appreciate.
If you are just looking for a quick overview of Positive Education, here are a few resources to get you started. If you really want to dig in, scroll down for different elements of positive psychology and the PERMA model. Positive education application and implementation resources and deeper dives into the different aspects of Pos Ed will be coming soon - check in regularly!
Overview of Positive Education:
Great intro video:
As a practitioner and leader that is passionate about student-centered positive education application, Mike has been travelling this road with a keen eye on research while implementing the approach in his own teaching and leadership. Contact Mike if you are looking for a partner to help you contextualize and apply your understanding of Positive Education.
Positive Psychology - the foundation of Positive Education
Seligman - Talk on Flourishing
Article outlining the basic concepts:
What makes life worth living:
A general overview of the PERMA model:
Barbara Fredrickson on Positive Emotions:
Broaden and Build Theory, an introduction:
Deeper Article on Broaden and Build
Upward Spirals and how they work:
FLOW - a deep state of engagement
Mindfulness - an introduction
Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness
Why is mindfulness important?
The nine elements of mindfulness
Elements of close relationships
The power of vulnerability
Active Constructive Responding (ACR) - a great relationship builder
Wong's Model of Meaning in Life
Steger explains meaning:
Grit with Angela Duckworth
Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck
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