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19 Jul 2016   Lessons from Letters
It’s not a revolutionary notion that positive relationships in schools support positive outcomes for students. Meta-analysis of research in this area ...
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Broken plates in wall
14 Jun 2016   Positive Education in Difficult Times
While we would all prefer not to experience tragic loss and deep sadness, we all know that it is a necessary part of life and that its experience cont ...
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Sports team before the game
31 May 2016   Classroom Glue and No Rewards
Over the past decade, there have been significant changes in the attitudes and practices around wellbeing programs in Australian Schools. Two people w ...
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Debbie Clingeleffer-Woodford
27 May 2016   Vale Debbie Clingeleffer-Woodford
It was with great sadness and disbelief that we heard the news that Debbie Clingeleffer-Woodford passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday 10th May. ...
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Character Strength Wheel at GGS Staff Conference
6 May 2016   Character Strengths and Careers Advice
Back in 2007, at the launch of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School, Professor Martin Seligman posed the question: ‘Can we change internationa ...
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Dr Åse Fagerlund and Mari Laakso at the Toorak campus
14 Apr 2016   The Possibilities of Positive Education in Finland
One of the most unique and inspiring parts of hosting the residential 4-day Discovering Positive Education course at Geelong Grammar School is the div ...
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PESA Conference workshop
22 Mar 2016   Reflections on the 2016 PESA Conference
On the 4th and 5th of March 2016, the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) held its 2nd annual conference at The Peninsula School in Mt Eliz ...
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Reading a book in the library
22 Mar 2016   Crafting Your School's Positive Education Journey
Every good story is about change. One of my favourite stories as a child was Charlotte’s Web, a story which sees the runt of a litter transform into a ...
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Senior school students practising mindfulness
10 Mar 2016   Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching Mindfulness to Teens
Mindfulness is the practice of ‘just being’ – being aware of the present moment and approaching it in an accepting, curious and open manner. Research ...
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It’s good to be me because… Children's artwork
19 Feb 2016   Character Strengths in Action
The language of Character Strengths inspires creativity. Exploring Character Strengths in schools involves much more than a one-off program, poster or ...
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Discussion group at the GGS Staff conference
11 Feb 2016   Geelong Grammar School’s 2016 Staff Conference
Like most schools around Australia, Geelong Grammar School (GGS) kicked off the 2016 school year with a conference for teaching staff. Two hundred sta ...
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2016 painted on road
9 Feb 2016   A Solution-focused Start to the Year
Have you ever joined a gym at the beginning of the year? What about set some goals about leaving work at a reasonable hour as you begin a new term? Is ...
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