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Archive for the month “February, 2012”

Books by Ken Robinson

Search | IndieBound The Element and Out of Our Minds, about passion and creativity

watch « Sir Ken Robinson

watch « Sir Ken Robinson.

Human Utopia

Human Utopia.

Discover and be endlessly inspired by Human Utopia. Brilliant short films help to illuminate the nature and effect of their work on young people at school.

The Universal Wisdom Education Core Curriculum – Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom – ‘Essential Education’

The Universal Wisdom Education Core Curriculum – Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom – ‘Essential Education’.

 

This subject matter has been distilled into 16 topics – the first nine concerned with exploring reality, the last seven with practicing compassion.

This has a Buddhist foundation.

About KaBOOM! | KaBOOM!

About KaBOOM! | KaBOOM!.

A US organisation dedicated to increasing play for kids. Some interesting reports and research.

Putting Kids’ Happiness on Our Educational Radar | The Nation

Putting Kids’ Happiness on Our Educational Radar | The Nation.

Can Schools Create a Culture of Learning By Doing? – Education – GOOD

Can Schools Create a Culture of Learning By Doing? – Education – GOOD.

Want to Raise Young Leaders? Don’t Hand Out Rewards So Easily – Education – GOOD

Want to Raise Young Leaders? Don’t Hand Out Rewards So Easily – Education – GOOD.

GOOD, based in the US is an amazing website that is well worth joining to receive their daily dose of GOOD. Many many inspiring articles and images which will connect you to pioneering activity and opinion across a range of issues.  All extremely GOOD stuff.

Emotional wellbeing of professionals | YoungMinds in Schools

Emotional wellbeing of professionals | YoungMinds in Schools.

This is a thorough, inspiring and useful resource for pupils, parents and professionals alike covering all things to do with mental and emotional wellbeing within a school.

The Happy Schools project begins!

This week me and the three other wonderful members of  the Happy Schools team delivered the first session of our brand new, wet behind the ears, 6 week programme. Hooray!!

It feels like a wonderful relief, and a point of momentous excitement at the same time, to start delivering the material we’ve been working on for the last few months.

We’ve drawn material from many fields and many experiences and distilled it into a diverse yet potent sequence of 6 hour-long sessions for delivery in a classroom setting.

Two amazing, open-minded and open-hearted Bristol primary schools have invited us to pilot the programme with their year 4 classes.

This week we have been exploring how we have the power to choose how we hold ourselves and our emotions, how our bodies and our emotions are strongly connected and how we can and do influence the people around us all the time by the feelings, thoughts and expressions we put out into the world.

Heavy stuff you might say! Yes indeed and beautifully simple too. Using well crafted tools and activities which take the class on a journey using different learning styles, these messages resonate strongly through the young people, and consequently their engagement has been amazing.

I’ll be keeping a blog of our week by week adventure. Do follow us!

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