Positive Education

Shipley's 2nd Annual Positive Education Conference

The Shipley School is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Positive Education Conference.

Conference Highlights:
Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman – Dr. Seligman will deliver his first open lecture on his new book Agency
Dr. Lea Waters – Dr. Waters will facilitate the first open-enrollment training in North America on Visible Wellbeing
The Institute of Positive Education – One-day “deeper dive” workshops on Positive Sport, Resilience, Character Strengths, and the Science of Achievement.
Please contact Dr. Sharron Russell, Shipley's Director of Positive Education, for more information.

The schedule is subject to change. Additional speakers, workshops, and activities will be announced.

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  • Photo of Sharron Russell

    Sharron Russell 

    Co-Director of Positive Education and Director of Student Support
    Phone/Extension: 4116
  • Photo of Nicholas Holton

    Nicholas Holton 

    Co-Director of Positive Education
    Phone/Extension: N/A

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  • "Deeper Dives" into Positive Sport, Resilience, Character Strengths, and the Science of Achievement

    Spotlight on the Institute of Positive Education 
    We are so excited to welcome Justin Robinson and David Bott from the Institute of Positive Education back to Shipley this summer.  Watch this video   for a glimpse of Dr. Seligman and the Institute of Positive Education as they explain “What is Positive Education?” The cutting edge topics they will be presenting this year are:
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  • Improve Educator Well-Being through Positive Education - Keynote Presentation by Dr. Martin Seligman

    In the midst of already increasing levels of mental illness among young people globally, now educators must also contend with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent research indicates that educators are feeling this pressure and that as many as 75% have seen a rise in their levels of struggle since the pandemic began. More alarming still, nearly half of these educators also report a lack of confidence in their ability to care for their own well-being. We need a collective effort to reaffirm and prioritize well-being for both educators and learners around the world if we hope to help both actualize their full potential.
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A special THANK YOU to our 2020 Sponsors!
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.