Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boarding School with Classes in Positive Psychology Now Teaching Parents

From The Telegraph
Alastair Jamieson of The Telegraph reports that Wellington College, a boarding school with happiness classes for its students, is now offering those classes to parents. Wellington began teaching happiness and wellbeing classes in 2006. Anthony Sheldon, the teacher who introduced the classes, says that that they have been enormously successful, as evidenced by the creation of similar programs at other schools.

I've never heard of this school before, so I don't have much to add, other than these classes would probably be a good idea in American public schools as well, but with so many educational budget problems, they may not make the cut. It's an easier argument to make in college, where positive psychology classes overflow with students. Taxpayers may be harder to convince!

1 comment:

  1. If it continues to go like that, and more schools start adding those to their curriculums, schools of future seem like a whole lot of fun and good mood. I may be willing to teach gratitude haha