Teaching Wellness

BEING HAPPY: Teaching Happiness

Course No. ED466g, ED566g

All the learning in the world isn’t worth much if we’re not happy. If we want the youth in our care to be happy and to be successful and motivated we as teachers and parents need to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to create happy lives for themselves. In this course for educators K-12 we will learn from brain research how to positively and authentically effect our state of mind. Happiness skills can be taught, such as how to shift perspective about difficult situations, through selected reading and class discussions. Through a conscious choice of attitudes, beliefs, intentions, personal philosophy, precepts and daily practices you will discover happiness is under your control and how to model that for students. Our highly recommended text, Modeling Happiness: A Guide for Teachers and Parents, is about $15 used on Amazon or free on Kindle.

This course is designed to be completed individually or as a group collaboration project.

This course is applicable for any K-12 teacher, administrator, or anyone looking to better their ability to embody happiness.



We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

  • A concrete understanding regarding how the brain contributes to ones perceived happiness.
  • A clear picture as to how happiness impacts health and social wellbeing.
  • An understanding as to how happiness impacts those around us and can change one's environment.
  • Precepts or action steps needed for happiness.
  • An action plan to integrate happiness goals within instruction, and to apply knowledge acquired in the course.

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