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5 07, 2016

Positive instruction in music studios: Introducing a new model for teaching studio music in schools based upon positive psychology

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This practice paper explores the intersection of school studio-music pedagogy and positive psychology in order to enhance students’ learning and engagement. The paper has a practitioner focus and puts forward a new model of studio teaching, the Positive Instruction in Music Studios (PIMS) model that guides teachers through four key positive psychology processes that can be used in a music lesson: positive priming, strengths spotting, positive pause, and process praise. The model provides a new, positively oriented approach to studio-music pedagogy that can be integrated into specific methods-based programs to enhance student learning and engagement. · Go to Positive instruction in music studios: Introducing a new model for teaching studio music in schools based upon positive psychology →

9 06, 2016

The social construction of stories

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From Edge: I went for dinner with a friend who spent the whole of the evening complaining about her job, her boss, her colleagues, and her commute. Everything about her day-to-day experiences was miserable. Then, at the end of dinner, she said, "I love where I work." That's quite common. She was working for an organization where she'd always wanted to work, her parents were proud, her friends were jealous. How could she not be happy when she thought about the story of how happy she was where she was working? Her experiences—day-to-day and moment-to-moment—were telling her something quite different. · Go to The social construction of stories →

4 03, 2016

The Signature Strength Test reveals your top 5 strengths, and they may surprise you

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As human beings we tend to focus on our personal negatives instead of looking at our strengths. By taking this signature strength test, designed at University of Pennsylvania, you can finally see what your strengths really are — and whether the ones you come up with match the ones that you might have guessed for yourself. · Go to The Signature Strength Test reveals your top 5 strengths, and they may surprise you →

4 03, 2016

21 days to happiness with Shawn Achor

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From Oprah: Powerful, positive and practical happiness habits that build joy—in less than 5 minutes everyday. Over 40 lesson videos with Shawn where he will guide you to master the skill of happiness in your own life. Shawn's Happiness Secret—revealing how to inspire happiness in others. A personality assessment to help you answer the question "How happy are YOU?" · Go to 21 days to happiness with Shawn Achor →

15 11, 2015

Does trying to be happy make us unhappy?

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From Adam Grant: As we muddle through our days, the quest for happiness looms large. In the U.S., citizens are granted three inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The kingdom of Bhutan created a national index to measure happiness. But what if searching for happiness actually prevents us from finding it? There’s reason to believe that the quest for happiness might be a recipe for misery. · Go to Does trying to be happy make us unhappy? →

9 05, 2015

Negative thinking shuts down the brain: How emotions impact learning

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From ADDitude: Sometimes, our children will be faced with difficult emotions at school — and be unsure of how to handle them. Teaching them these techniques can help them feel in control. · Go to Negative thinking shuts down the brain: How emotions impact learning →

7 12, 2014

Pharrell Williams on the ‘happy’ phenomenon

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From NY Times: Happiness is a human right. It’s neither a luxury nor a triviality. It’s given to you at birth, but you must recognize its existence. It’s as important as the breath of air in your lungs. If people aren’t happy, the world is not right. Most people think that once they have found “it” — whatever that “it” may be for them — then they will have attained “perfect” happiness. But happiness always comes from within, and many unfortunately take it for granted, or feel guilty about it or suppress happiness instead of setting it free. · Go to Pharrell Williams on the ‘happy’ phenomenon →

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