We met students from around the world who attend ‘positive education’ institutions. Their thoughts capture how the model could rewrite the rules around learning
1. “When asked for my interests, I said I liked sleep and food. So I ended up doing a project on dreaming and one on healthy eating”
2. “If I feel my concentration dip, I’m allowed to leave for half an hour to dance, which is a big passion of mine. When I am re-energised, I go back to work”
3. “I know my strengths and values now, and I know how to use them”
4. “We do a lot of movement. The teaching is more interesting and easier for the brain”
5. “I like that we are encouraged to research and present differently, for example by interviewing a chef or giving a cooking workshop”
Read our feature on ‘positive education’ here. We ask, could models like this enhance not just wellbeing but academic performance too?
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