INSTITUTE BLOG

Geelong Grammar School students at Run Geelong
15 Dec 2015   Teaching Purpose through Service
It really is very rewarding to work with students in a Positive Education school. The intentional exploration of what feeling good and doing good is a ...
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Student's kindness hearts and comments
17 Nov 2015   Elevating Kindness in the Classroom
One of my favourite stories on kindness is about a chance meeting between a polar bear and a husky. The husky was chained up and the polar bear approa ...
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Teachers at Discovering Positive Education 2015
5 Nov 2015   Promoting Staff Wellbeing within Positive Education
Positive Education aims to promote flourishing schools, and staff play a vital role in contributing to the wellbeing of school communities. All staff, ...
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22 Oct 2015   Creative ways to develop mindful awareness
On Tuesday we hosted a Positive Education in Action Day at Geelong Grammar School. Seventy educators from around Australia visited the school to exper ...
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Family hiking
14 Oct 2015   Helping your Child to Savour the Day
Last week was Mental Health Awareness week and we ran a range of activities to promote healthy minds and bodies within our school community. Some of y ...
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Image from the Savour the Day posters
30 Sep 2015   Mental Health Week at your school
Mental Health Week is internationally recognised and happens between Sunday the 4th of October and Saturday the 10th of October this year. World Menta ...
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Teacher and student in conversation
16 Sep 2015   Focusing on solutions within the classroom
As educators we confront problems every day. We are forced to really think things through when students fall behind, when classes need to be covered, ...
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Timbertop Marathon Runner
8 Sep 2015   Getting into Flow
The word engage originally meant ‘to pledge oneself to something’, in other words to fully commit to something, be it an activity, moment or person. T ...
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Creating character strengths wheels in the classroom
2 Sep 2015   Using the Language of Character Strengths in the Classroom
Introducing the language of character strengths in your classroom is a highly impactful way to interweave Positive Education through your everyday tea ...
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26 Aug 2015   Becoming a Mindful Teacher
With a growing evidence base of mindfulness interventions in schools, many teachers are wanting to introduce mindfulness practices in the classroom.
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Staff juggling
12 Aug 2015   Getting Positive Education off the ground in your school
Positive Education can seem a deceptively simple idea, just educate in a positive way. Our book, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journe ...
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Parent and child conversing over coffee
7 Aug 2015   Parents as Positive Educators
We know that a child’s experience at school matters and has a lasting impact on their lives. Research studies show that a teenager’s connection to the ...
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