This accessible and much-needed resource sets out advice on how to develop character and encourage wellbeing in pupils aged 5-11.
Schools are increasingly aware of how beneficial positive character skills can be, but resources on how to develop them are scarce. This book gives teachers the means to promote gratitude, positive emotions, character strengths, and positive relationships through 100+ easy-to-implement activities such as student diaries, classroom displays and letter writing campaigns. It also includes tools and strategies that go beyond the classroom, helping to embed character education into the culture and ethos of the entire school. Each chapter will include a short introduction to the relevant theoretical background, and all activities are based on validated character education and positive psychology interventions.
Bite-sized and practical, and full of ideas that can be dipped in and out of in the classroom, this is an ideal book for busy teachers.
Frederika Roberts is a professional speaker, a qualified teacher working towards an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, and co-founder of RWS (Resilience Wellbeing Success). She frequently features in media interviews on happiness and resilience. Elizabeth Wright is a professional speaker, co-founder of RWS, and is currently studying for a MA in Character Education. She is an Australian Paralympian with bronze and silver medals. She has written comment pieces for the Guardian on disability.
Introduction. Section 1: Character Education. 1. Gratitude. 2. Kindness. 3. Teamwork. 4. Love of Learning. 5. Self-Reflection. Section 2: Positive Education. 6. Happiness and Positive Emotions. 7. Mindfulness and Meditation. 8. Positive Relationships. 9. Goal Setting and Achievement.