The things you can do and learn online for General Paper (and Project Work).

How to be happy

TIME ran a cover story on happiness and its attainment one or two years ago. (The cover illustration was a big happy smiley face; you know, the yellow button kind.)

It was basically reporting on Positive Psychology as a new development in psychological research and practice. According to these positive psychologists, the three main ingredients of authentic happiness are:

  • pleasure,
  • engagement, and
  • meaning

and the latter two are more important. This page (already linked above) provides a concise explanation.

Engagement was also mentioned at a staff workshop conducted earlier this year by one of my vice principals as a concern for teaching and learning. We want happy learners after all. (Happy learners learn more, apparently.)

I’m glad (haha) to report that being engaged has been working for me. I wish you happiness too.


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