This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education.
There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. 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. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.
Ian Morris has taught in secondary education since 2000. He has run the Well-being programme at Wellington College since 2006, alongside teaching Philosophy and Religion. He is involved in a wide range of other training such as the teaching of resilience (as a trainer on the UK Resilience Programme), restorative justice, coaching and low and high ropes courses. He is currently helping the Jubilee Centre at the University of Birmingham to develop a national programme of character education.
Chapter 1: The place of happiness and well-being in education Chapter 2: Learning to train elephant riders: teaching techniques for happiness and well-being/ Chapter 3: Virtue, character and well-being/ Chapter 4: The human body/ Chapter 5: Learning the ways of the mind/ Chapter 6: Developing strong relationships/ Chapter 7: Getting stuck in: engagement and flow/ Chapter 8: Learning about consuming/ Chapter 9: Meaning and spirituality