Learning Curve Wellbeing Program
Developing Skills and Competencies
Positive Education involves intentionally and explicitly teaching young people how to develop the skills and competencies to grow their brain’s abilities, called the cognitive domain while at the same time teaching them how to acquire the skills of social-emotional resilience, called the non-cognitive domain so that they can live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Positive Emotions + Gratitude
Being in charge of your emotions through your strengths. Developing the aspects of emotional literacy and making a positive difference using your signature character strengths.
Engagement + Mindfulness
Connecting mindfully with yourself and the present moment. Developing the capacity to pay attention to what you need to pay attention to.
Relationships + Empathy
Showing others matter by doing good to feel good, feeling good to do good and being respectful. Looking to the future with optimism and hope.
Meaning + Purpose
Being passionate about something larger than yourself, doing the right thing and doing the thing right to make a positive difference in your world.
Accomplishment + Optimism
Adopting growth mindsets to deliberately practise more difficult approaches to grow your brain’s abilities so that you can achieve what you set out to do.
Health + Strengths
Having a healthy body and healthy mind by being regularly active, eating fresh whole foods and looking for what’s good in your life.
Learning Curve Wellbeing Program Implementation Process
Step 1: Reset your vision of what you want for your students as a staff.
Step 2: Identify things that you are already doing well to cultivate these behaviours in students and yourselves.
Step 3: Identify your champions, staff who are passionate about building student and staff wellbeing. They are your positive energy network for others to feed off.
Step 4: Define accurate Positive Education language; this develops a robust wellbeing culture.
Step 5: Assign Positive Education tasks based on the strengths of individuals.
Step 6: Discover, share and celebrate successes, no matter how small (from little things, big things grow.)
Step 7: Cross silos in the school.
Step 8: Normalise the crossings of the silo borders.
Step 9: The way we do things around here.