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The Joys of Pioneering Positive Education

The Joys of Pioneering Positive Education

A personal perspective As my time as Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE) draws to a close, and as I sit down to write my last for...
Giving with Gratitude

Giving with Gratitude

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer
Mindset: Beyond the Power of ‘Yet’

Mindset: Beyond the Power of ‘Yet’

With growth mindset recently reported to be part of an effective strategy that can buffer against academic stress faced during the COVID-19 pandem...
Bones or No Bones?

Bones or No Bones?

Who would have thought that a 13-year-old pug could become the mental health barometer for an entire generation of social media users? Read our latest blog by the Institute’s Product Manager, Aimee Bloom, to explore a variety of practices designed to make the most of the good times, as well as helping us to face life’s challenges well.

Lessons from Ted Lasso

Lessons from Ted Lasso

It turns out that one of Apple TV’s biggest hits has a lot to teach us all about Positive Education. Keep reading to discover some of Ted Lasso’s most inspirational quotes and how these relate to our wellbeing.

Feel Great with 8!

Feel Great with 8!

Institute Product Manager, Aimee Bloom, explores the benefits of exercising outdoors in this new blog post, 'Feel Great with 8!'.

Do What You Need to Do to Get Through

Do What You Need to Do to Get Through

Institute Product Manager, Aimee Bloom, explores the concept of Self-Compassion and shares practical ways in which you can support your own wellbeing as well as that of your students’.

Five Ways to Flourish!

Five Ways to Flourish!

Institute Product Manager, Aimee Bloom shares Five Ways to Flourish and offers five ideas you might like to explore in order to kick-start your year.
Life in Lockdown: An Extrovert’s Quest for Wellbeing

Life in Lockdown: An Extrovert’s Quest for Wellbeing

Institute Product Manager, Aimee Bloom writes about what science says about the effects of going into lockdown and how Positive Education can be of help.
Family Core Values Activity

Family Core Values Activity

Institute Consultant, Jennifer Hanson Peterson writes about reflecting on our core values during the Coronavirus pandemic, and shares a set of worksheets to help families define their  own core values.
Food and Cooking Activities

Food and Cooking Activities

Institute of Positive Education Office Manager, Judy Hand, writes about creating a family recipe book, and Associate Director, David Bott, examines the research that links the pursuit of creative passions and wellbeing. 

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Institute Marketing Manager, Natasha Judd, writes about a Photo Scavenger Hunt activity that her children have loved during isolation and Matthew Johnstone shares the wellbeing benefits of mindful photography.