The Shipley School is pleased to offer an Introduction to Positive Education Program for educators. This is a professional development program designed to introduce participants to the concepts, skills and best practices of Positive Psychology as they apply to schools.
Dr. Alejandro Adler
Keynote speakers and workshop leaders will include international well-being scientist Dr. Alejandro Adler, Positive Education experts from the Geelong Grammar School’s Institute for Positive Education (offering their first ever open-enrollment training in the US), graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s MAPP program, Shipley teachers and colleagues, and other area specialists.
When: June 17-19, 2019
Where: The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr PA
Who should attend: Educators, School Administrators, School Specialists
Cost: $650 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, and Monday evening cocktail reception), $500 per person for groups of three or more people attending together
Each person attending must register separately. Act 48 Credits may be available.
We’ve all been there. We share good news with a friend or family member and the response we receive makes us feel insignificant. Maybe we are guilty ourselves of doing just that. But what if everyone could boost their own well-being and the well-being of others simply by being more conscious and actively and constructively responding to good news? The good news (pun intended) is that they can! Active Constructive Responding (ACR) is a way of responding when someone shares good experiences or information. In ACR, if the receiver of the good news actively and constructively responds it can often provide a boost in well-being to both people involved in the conversation (Lambert et al, 2013). The Benefits of Active Constructive Responding by the Institute for Positive Education explains four ways people respond to good news in detail, including examples and additional resources.
See Different. Think Different. Make a Difference.
It’s important to celebrate individual thinking and encourage students to form their own points of view, but it’s just as important to recognize that other people’s points of view matter, too. Viewpoint Diversity is an academic framework for Positive Education, and it’s about understanding—not empathy or tolerance or consensus. Its focus is on developing a better sense of self-awareness and awareness of others through the development and strengthening of character. You can get started on the process by finding out more about your own moral stances by taking the “Moral Foundations Questionnaire,” or by learning about some of your implicit bias by taking tests at Project Implicit. Then come to Shipley’s conference to learn how to continue on your way, and your students’ way, to a broader perspective.
Presenter Highlight: Learn from John Hollway, Penn Law Associate Dean and MAPP Graduate
Join us in June to hear Penn Law Associate Dean, MAPP grad, and Shipley parent John Hollway share the science of stress and provide concrete recommendations on ways that he trains lawyers, law students, educators, and high school students to optimize their stress response.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.