It's Not Rocket Science -Happy Children Learn Better

Saturday 15th February 2020
Claire Farrell

Teaching well-being isn't a soft option. It's not something that should be done if there's some spare time, it's important, it's a fundamental part of children's learning - and it can markedly improve test scores, too. There has been much research into well-being and its importance, so much so that I believe we can no longer ignore it or just pay lip service to it. Spending valuable lesson time teaching well-being skills when there is a curriculum plan to get through by the end of the week, tests to prepare for, exams looming can sometimes be seen as a frivolous luxury but that couldn't be further from the truth. Martin Seligman, a leading American psychologist who is widely recognised as the…

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