Until recently teaching happiness in schools & youth settings, might have been dismissed as woolly theories but with young people’s happiness now in the spotlight owing to high levels of self-harm, attempted suicide and other mental health problems, education settings are starting to take this more seriously.
Youth settings and schools may now at last be about to enter a period of happiness enlightenment.
We now know that emotional intelligence — what we call EQ — is a greater predictor of life success than IQ. Many dedicated teachers and caring adults like you have looked beyond the “typical” approach to prepare young people for opportunities & challenges outside school & youth settings.
KIP Education believe that all young people are entitled to be happy and enjoy their life in school and youth settings, whether through a genuine love of learning, through building positive friendships and relationships, or through feeling a sense of belonging in the community and wider society.
Today, growing insecurity, inequality, mobility and life stress, along with poverty, conflict and environmental concerns mean that we should expect more from education systems. In particular, we require that education systems play a role in addressing these challenges in a world of such rapid and uncertain change.
The ‘Project Happiness’ programme has key techniques and session/lesson plans to teach good practices in mindfulness & gratitude that promote resilience & help children lead healthier psychological lives.