Imagine students building awareness of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Think about how empowering it is for students to recognize their own strengths. Then consider how impactful it would be if students not only played to their own strengths, but they also regularly spotted strengths in their fellow students. Designed for grades k-5, this program combines the power of character strengths from positive psychology with yoga and mindfulness activities.
Through building student awareness and introducing a strengths-based language, students and teachers have a clear pathway to building a culture which supports student well-being as well as academic success. Heidi Kaufman, MAPP, CPE, will facilitate activities using yoga and mindfulness exercises paired with some concepts of positive psychology.
Proposed as a series of between six to twelve classes of 30-40 minute each. These lessons can be customized to meet the grade level and time requirement needs of each classroom. Designed for grades K-12.
Many of us tell our kids that we want them to be happy. We then advise that the photos on _____(fill in social media platform of choice) is not happiness. And the conversation ends there. What if we can actually define what it means to be happy and flourishing?
Based on Martin Seligman’s (the founder of positive psychology) PERMA model of well-being, Heidi Kaufman, MAPP, CPE, engages students in a nuanced discussion of the many facets of well-being. Through experiential activities, engaging in self-reflection and participating in group discussions, students will explore many different ways to experience wellness. Well-being is not one-size-fits-all, so with this course, each student will build their own tool-kit of ways to personalize their habits of flourishing.
Proposed as five 45-minute classes. These lessons can be customized to meet the grade level and time requirement needs of each classroom. Designed for grades 6-12.