πŸ”‘ The 5 keys to being happy, how many do you have in your class?

I’m on a bit of a Martin Seligman run at the moment. Β His classic book Learned Optimism (the opposite of learning helplessness, which is something that many are falling into right now) Β is a must read, Β The Optimisitic Child is a little old but contains some very useful material and his new book Flourish is very good so far!

According to Dr Seligman there are three keys to happiness: Β Positive emotion, flow & meaning.

He then adds in two more to give us a measurable quantity called “Wellness.”

So, how many of these five do you have in your class?

  1. Positive Emotion: Β Feelings of joy, smiles, laughter, feeling good
  2. Flow: Β When time flies by, Β you can’t believe it’s the end of class already!
  3. Meaning: Β Everyone knows why they are learning English.
  4. Relationships: Β The feeling of teamwork and working together to create something amazing.
  5. Accomplishment: Β Knowing what you have achieved as you move along.

I’m pretty sure we hit all 5 with Genki English!

How many do you have right now?

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

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