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    Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology, Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

  1. 19 May 2020 - Education

    How do we teach students about their wellbeing online?

    The next step in children's online learning will be how to teach social emotional learning in digital classrooms, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 7 December 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas

    With a bit of planning, parents can use Christmas to teach kids how to slow down and be kind to other people, says University of Melbourne expert Lea Waters.

  3. 15 July 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?

    University of Melbourne research finds helping more Australian school students feel a greater connection to their school leads to far-reaching positive effects.

  4. 29 May 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives

    In The Strength Switch, Lea Waters from the University of Melbourne explains how strength-based parenting can help children become more optimistic and resilient

  5. 14 June 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Teaching wellbeing at school

    A new education program that integrates wellbeing learning into the classroom regardless of the subject could be the key to improving student progress.

  6. 30 May 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    The value of strength-based parenting

    Strength-based parenting can bring huge benefits, using positive psychology to unlock your children's potential and enhance their wellbeing.

  7. 4 March 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Why giving is good for the soul

    When you give someone a gift, who really benefits? Turns out it’s not just the recipient. It can also boost your mood - and even your health.

  8. 26 January 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Easing your child’s back to school worries

    New research shows mindful parenting can significantly reduce children's stress levels, which is particularly relevant during the back to school period.

  9. 17 December 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Share the love with positive posts

    Sharing good news on social media can have a positive effect on the mood of people around you says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  10. 1 September 2015 - Learning & Teaching

    Imagine if we taught stillness in classrooms

    Meditation education is proving to be an effective way to teach stillness in schools and is having a positive impact on student learning and well-being.