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Are Wellbeing Programmes Making Any Difference? 

Last week I came across an interesting article on The Conversation. It was entitled, Wellbeing programmes in schools might be doing children more harm than good by Professor Kathryn Ecclestone from Sheffield University. It’s a counterintuitive statement isn’t it? How could wellbeing programmes do our students harm? Certainly in Australia we’re seeing an increase in [...]

3 Common Myths About Positive Psychology

In my work with schools, I’m finding more and more interest arising in the area of Positive Psychology and its offshoot Positive Education.   And as the interest around these grow, so do some of the more common misconceptions.   I’ve found some teachers to be a little cynical, and why wouldn’t we be? After [...]

Wellbeing or Education? It begins with belief

Dan Haesler asks which should come first, wellbeing or education? This is a no brainer - and possibly the wrong question altogether! The national and international evidence is quite clear: though we have yet to persuade all school principals across Australia - and probably most politicians - to believe the evidence.  It is unequivocal that [...]