Friday, January 17, 2014

From the Classroom - 21 Day Positive Challenge

Photo Credit - WHS Student Olivia Aligo
Guest post for Ms. McCann, AP Psychology Teacher @ Waldwick High School 

Psychologist Shawn Achor explains that if you dedicate "just a two- minute span of time for 21 days in a row, you can actually rewire your brain, allowing your brain to actually work more optimistically and more successfully." 
He suggests logging/journaling/tweeting/blogging 3 new positive events or things we are grateful for each day. Let's take this positive psychology challenge and see if our happy thoughts ripple out into our productivity and well-being. 

Great Ted Talk on the subject - Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Ms. McCann is inviting everyone to take part in this 21 day challenge.  Are you up for the challenge?  Use this link to participate: 21 Day Positive Challenge  or on Twitter use the hashtag #whs21day

Parents  
This is a great way to take part in a school lesson without having to go to class.  
Educators
Model for your student that we are life-long learning and always looking for ways to improve. 
Students 
Be part of positive change and make things happen that will help with your productivity and well-being. 

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