Resources

MEDIA ARTICLES, LINKS & RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Why we should share positive news

https://theconversation.com/smiles-all-round-why-sharing-happy-news-is-good-for-you-and-everyone-you-know-49802

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/how-facebook-controls-your-moods/news-story/319c47cccf345d0638599bbff077c797?sv=2700d6f6b7ddb985e0c6976c50575b88&csp=eeb5009250cbd1cb9e4cd7dabc38b4e2

http://mag.alumni.unimelb.edu.au/2016/05/02/the-essay-how-a-positive-ripple-can-shape-our-lives/

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-giving-is-good-for-the-soul

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/lea-waters-ted-talk/

 

Why we should teach positive psychology in schools?

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/easing-your-child-s-back-to-school-worries

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/imagine-if-we-taught-stillness-in-classrooms

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/can-we-build-a-better-child-20140301-33t4v.html

http://www.smh.com.au/national/non-government-schools/positive-tools-for-a-lifetime-20140226-33izc

http://mag.alumni.unimelb.edu.au/2014/05/21/the-importance-of-being-positive/

https://theconversation.com/why-meditation-should-be-taught-in-schools-42755

https://theconversation.com/getting-the-happiness-formula-right-in-the-classroom-370

 

Why parents should be positive?

http://education.unimelb.edu.au/news_and_activities/news/news_articles/archive/2015/media-release-strength-based-parenting-improves-childrens-resilience-and-stress-levels

http://voice.unimelb.edu.au/volume-11/number-6/strength-based-approaches-parenting-late-adolescence

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/6752/20150605/strength-based-parenting-style-helps-kids-become-more-resilient-new.htm

 

Positive Psychology Websites

Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/cpp/home

Positive Psychology Centre, University of Pennsylvania: http://ppc.sas.upenn.edu/

Authentic Happiness: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/

Values in Action Institute: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/

International Positive Education Network: http://www.ipositive-education.net/

Positive Education Schools Association: https://www.pesa.edu.au/

 

Positive News websites

Worldviews project:  https://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=TheWorldviewsProject

Positive News: http://positivenews.org.uk/

Good News Network: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org

Daily good: http://www.dailygood.org/

 

Positive Psychology and Positive Education Talks

Lea Waters Ph.D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80U__KwX0iU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=228&v=2UABRP73t7A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roP-aOKcxWs

 

Helen Immordo Yang Ph.D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RViuTHBIOq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85BZRVE6M0o

 

Martin Seligman Ph.D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FBxfd7DL3E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0LbwEVnfJA

 

Illona Bonniwell Ph.D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbC18wFkHNI

 

Sir Ken Robinson

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+sir+ken+robinson&view=detail&mid=A4881F0A6DF6DD296BBDA4881F0A6DF6DD296BBD&FORM=VIRE

Kate McKenzie (World project Views)

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWorldviewsProject

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GgY7uHIrB4

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Positive Psychology in the Elementary School Classroom, Patty O’Grady (2013)

Personal Well-Being Lessons for Secondary Schools: Positive Psychology in Action for 11 to 14 year olds, Illona Bonniwell & Lucy Ryan (2012)

Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors, Jeffrey J. Froh & Acacia C. Parks (2013)

Positive Psychology for Teachers , J. Swinson & A. Harrop (2012)

Exploring Well-being in Schools, John White (2011)

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools: Learning to ride Elephants, Morris & P. Layard (2009)

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescence, R. McConville & T. Rae (2012)

72 Research Based Activities for Teaching Social and Emotional Skills: Preparatory Grade 3, Djambazova-Popordanoska & D. Couns (2012)