Most parents and educators deem well-being and socio-emotional development as important aspects of schooling. They want children who are happy, confident, and emotionally healthy, who have positive relationships with other people, and whose characters are imbued with a strong ethical compass. Children with a sense of achievement and progress toward goals, and who reach their full potential both in school and in life.
This presentation will discuss how schools can place well-being at the heart of their work with children, and how to build the capacity of schools to develop learning environments that support students' motivation and subjective well-being. Prof. Shoshani has developed and studied positive-psychology educational interventions for teachers and for students in preschools and schools (the Maytiv programs) that have served over 10,000 teachers and 300,000 children and adolescents in the Israeli educational system.