I was inspired to make this motivational happiness PowerPoint having watched the fabulous TED Talk by psychologist Shawn Achor.
Students discuss the questions on the first slide in pairs/groups:
What affects 90% of your happiness?
How much of your job success can be predicted by your IQ? What other factors could affect it?
What do you think the “happiness advantage” is?
When you feel positive, how much more productive is your brain than when you feel negative, neutral or stressed?
What does dopamine do to your brain?
Extra: How do you think you can train your brain to be more positive?
Then we work through the answers in the following 5 slides.
I show it to classes at the beginning of term and before exam season.
It could also be used to set a happiness project/challenge at the beginning of term. it may be of use to school counselors.