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4 Dec 2018   The Benefits of Active Constructive Responding
I love watching how young people and adults interact. It’s interesting because the age gap ...
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20 Nov 2018   Four ways to strengthen the help-seeking culture within your school
Imagine for a moment you were asked to ...
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6 Nov 2018   Six tips for self-kindness
Oh the irony! Sitting in front of the computer, trying to write a blog for World Kindness Day, and I catch my internal narrative, “Come on! It’s not d ...
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Mindsets 309x168
23 Oct 2018   How mindsets influence learning
Picture a parent-teacher meeting where the teacher is explaining how ‘Charlie’ has been progressing in her schoolwork...
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5 Oct 2018   World Mental Health Day at GGS
In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, the US Army War College began using the acronym VUCA to describe ...
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17 Sep 2018   The Fertile Soil – Positive Learning Environments
A boy of 13 walks into his Year 7 classroom at the start of Term 1. He is at a new school, eager to please and optimistic about what he can achieve.
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3 Sep 2018   Compassion is the radicalism of our time
Compassion – that feeling of distress at the suffering of others that is combined with the desire to alleviate it – is in short supply in the world to ...
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Kids Running
17 Aug 2018   Fostering a Sense of Purpose in Young People
What is the purpose of Positive Education? Many of us would likely respond that by adopting Positive Education in our own school environment, we ...
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Teens usingTechnology
10 Aug 2018   Technology and the Teenage Brain
What do we know about technology and teens? The answer is less straightforward than it might seem. When the issue of teens and technology is ...
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Friends at Bostock House campus
20 Jul 2018   The Four Facts of Friendships
Friendships are central to our students’ lives and are among the most important relationships they experience, in school and beyond. When children fac ...
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3 Jul 2018   Research: The Tortoise of Positive Education
In a field as exciting as Positive Education, research can seem, at times, a little dull. Amongst the ambitious goals to raise the wellbeing of the c ...
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Sharing stories
14 Jun 2018   Teaching Pos Ed: The banal and the profound
t was at the very beginning – in my opening remarks – of a Discovering Positive Education course last month that I shared a thought that I had never r ...
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