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21 Sep 2017   Five steps to meaningful connections
Mental illness affects the lives of an increasing number of young Australians. As the World Health Organisation has identifi ...
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5 Sep 2017   Brain Breaks
I think I have known for many years the importance of movement, the value of fun, and the significance of connection to stude ...
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24 Aug 2017   Mindfulness Education in Early Years
My journey of sharing the skills of mindfulness and meditation with children began at home nearly 20 years ago. Spontaneous ...
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7 Aug 2017   Inspiration from the field of Positive Education
I am a teacher. I am not an expert. I’m not a scientist. I’m not a researcher. My love is for children, and that is what has ...
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16 Jun 2017   How to be mindful without meditating
The word mindfulness can conjure up many mental images.
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31 May 2017   Positive Education requires a context
Positive Education brings together the science of Positive Psychology with best practice teaching and learning. 
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18 May 2017   Pos Ed and the 'Wilderness Experience'
The positive effect of nature on the mental state is well known and researched by people like Dr. Roger S. Ulrich.
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20 Apr 2017   Embedding Character Strengths in Schools
Every day we act using our character strengths: saying hello to students walking by (kindness), picking up rubbish in the yar ...
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27 Mar 2017   Building Positive Communities: Design, Implement, Embed
In Japanese, ikigai translates to mean the reason for which you wake up in the morning. If you were asked “What is your ikiga ...
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8 Mar 2017   Harnessing & Celebrating National & International Wellbeing Days
Increasingly, schools realise the importance of wellbeing in education and the benefits, not only for our students, but for t ...
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24 Feb 2017   Unpacking the GGS Model of Positive Education
Let me start this blog post in the same way that I start our short little video above: “It is my pleasure to describe the ess ...
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9 Feb 2017   Giving and Positive Relationships
“Our ability to form, maintain and sustain quality relationships hugely contributes to our lives. They determine our happines ...
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