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Character_Strengths_Wheel
20 Apr 2017   Embedding Character Strengths in Schools
Every day we act using our character strengths: saying hello to students walking by (kindness), pick ...
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Charlie presenting at the 2017 PESA conference
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 ikigai?”, how would you respon ...
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In Kind Giving
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 the whole school community ...
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Justin talking about the GGS Model of Positive Education
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 essence of our Model for Pos ...
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Positive Education session
9 Feb 2017   Giving and Positive Relationships
“Our ability to form, maintain and sustain quality relationships hugely contributes to our lives. They determine our happiness and satisfaction and pr ...
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Summer To-Do list
6 Dec 2016   Dare to Care this Summer
Imagine that you had set yourself the goal of developing a daily 10-minute mindfulness meditation each morning to feel less stressed, more emotionally ...
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Students in Positive Education video (thumbnail)
22 Nov 2016   Engaging Student Voice
Across the world, many schools and educators are embarking on various paths along their journey of introducing and enhancing Positive Education within ...
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Surf coaching at Middle School camp
8 Nov 2016   Values-based Sports Coaching 
“If you ain’t first, you’re last” - a striking quote spoken by actor Will Farrell’s fictional character, Ricky Bobby, in the comedic movie, Talladega ...
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Students at Bostock House
28 Oct 2016   Building belonging
Imagine a place where you feel completely safe to be yourself. It might be sitting with your family around the dining table, visiting your parents, pl ...
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Dare to Care
4 Oct 2016   Dare to Care
Every year on October 10, the world brings awareness to mental health and wellbeing by celebrating World Mental Health Day.
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Teacher and student in classroom (thumbnail)
13 Sep 2016   Motivation: A Results-Driven Process or a Process-Driven Result?
The alarm clock goes off at 5.30 and somehow, she gets up for a morning run. Audition after audition he faces dreaded rejection but he still goes ba ...
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Staff on Exercise Bikes
2 Sep 2016   How Exercising Affects the Brain
Many of us are seeking ways to better understand our own sense of wellbeing and, in turn, striving to live a rich, full and meaningful life. We are co ...
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