Start the new school year off right with a school wide improve your level of happiness and positivity project!
Austin O'Brien High School Video link. https://youtu.be/t-nEM1C1Kfs
Improve happiness levels and positivity for all staff and students in your building. Take a simple 21 day challenge!
This project is based on research conducted by Psychologist Shawn Achor.
Everyone in the world would benefit personally, professionally and educationally by being happier and by improving their level of positivity.
Creating a school wide project promoting the importance of this concept can be done. I took 50 students and six staff members on a 21 Day Happiness Challenge and followed the steps outlined by Shawn Achor.
With five easy steps, 20 minutes per day, done for 21 consecutive days, students reported improvement in their level of happiness and thus school and life success. Anyone can train their brain to be happier and why not start at a young age. I throw in a video created by my students that was filmed throughout the challenge. I also share a Shawn Achor video in my power point which truly motivates students and staff to want to participate!
This project is outlined from start to finish and includes:
- Generic school announcement to start the project off
- Rational and research behind the amazing results of being happy and positive in one’s professional and personal life
- Detailed steps and clear expectations of the students.
- Power point of the steps involved in the project with a video of Shawn Achor that captures students attention
- Music video created by Austin O’Brien High School staff and students that participated in the project
- Generic Attendance Spreadsheets
- Sample Posters to promote the project
- Sample Post Card to promote the project outside of the school
- Extra fun and creative ideas that can take place outside of the classroom and school environment promoting the importance of positivity city and country wide.
Health and Wellness 21 Day Happiness Challenge
by Patrice Teveniuk
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License