Weaving Well-Being (Pearson Education)

Using Positive Psychology in Schools

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This comprehensive online course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teachers' well-being.
This course aims to:
  • Provide an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and explore the evidence available to support the benefits of positive psychology strategies
  • Explore the benefits of enhancing well-being and, in particular, the link between well-being, learning and successful school outcomes
  • Provide a range of evidence-based strategies that can enhance the well-being of children and their learning in the classroom
  • Explore the relationship between teacher well-being and work quality
  • Consider strategies that, if applied, enhance teacher well-being
  • Provide an overview of the Weaving Well-Being Curriculum
The course is divided in to five modules as follows:
  1. Introduction to Well-Being in the Primary School
  2. Character Strengths, Positive Emotion and Flow
  3. Resilience and Mindfulness
  4. Positive Relationships and Self-Efficacy
  5. Whole School Approach to Well-Being including Teacher Well-Being

The course has been designed by Fiona Forman and Mick Rock, authors of the Weaving Well-Being curriculum, widely used in schools in Ireland and Australia and now being introduced to schools in the UK by Pearson Education.

Weaving Well-Being is a positive mental health programme which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years. It is underpinned by the concept that a state of well-being is not simply the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive. The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas such as resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs.

Course Authors
Fiona Forman is an author and a former primary school teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience at all levels. She is also a Well-Being and Positive Psychology facilitator and trainer. Fiona holds an M. Sc. in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from The University of East London.Fiona’s years in the classroom allowed her to see, at first-hand, the need to place well-being at the heart of school life and the great benefits of empowering children, teachers and parents to understand, value and enhance their own mental health. She is also the mother of two young adults, which has deepened her awareness of the necessity to equip children with the support and skills that they need to develop resilience and to thrive and flourish in life.
Mick Rock is a qualified Executive and Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker who has helped hundreds of people to enhance their lives and achieve a wide variety of goals. As a parent of two boys, Mick is extremely passionate about working with and helping children to deal with the various challenges in their lives, to increase their happiness and well-being and to fulfil their true potential. Together with his wife Linda, who is a Primary School Teacher, they set up New Horizons Montessori School over 12 years ago and this has become established as one of the leading Montessori Schools in Dublin. He has also worked with children's charities and served as the Chairperson of the Board of Management of a Primary School for 4 years.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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