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Research demonstrates that happy people are successful across multiple life domains, including marriage, relationships, health, longevity, income, and academic and work performance. They are better able to multitask and endure boring tasks, and are more creative, trusting, helpful and sociable.

So how do we teach the skills of wellbeing to students?

Teachers often feel pressure to concentrate on forthcoming tests and exams, and spend significant amounts of time on “firefighting”—i.e., dealing with discipline and conflicts. These constraints often mean that it might be difficult, if not impossible, to schedule a wellbeing class every week.

Here are a few examples of short activities that you could incorporate into a day’s lesson:

– Ilona Boniwell

Read more: How to Teach Happiness at School