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High School Teacher

Use in CTE

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This curriculum would be perfect for use in CTE classes, as it promotes balance and team building.... I think it would be beneficial in buidling relationships with my students, as well as my students building relationships with each other.

Special Education Teacher Mesa, Arizona

I work in a school where my

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I work in a school where my students come from very dysfunctional homes. Every year my students need more and more to really be motivated and to see happiness in the world. I use a few techniques to build community and empathy in the classroom. The idea of having a curriculum to draw from in teaching my resource students to be more motivated and happy would be perfect. I can't wait to research this more and implement it in my classroom.

Special Education Teacher from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Connecting student happiness with positive learning motivation.

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I find the theories regarding influencing happiness using the seven doors as an interesting way to reach my students. I would love to bring this curriculm in to my resource classroom and use it as a way to help overcome a challenge I face in the classroom, improving the students' positive motivation. I love the charts and diagrams and believe this could be used as excellent learning devices for teachers and students. These ideas support my own regarding happiness and presented in a way that I can share them with studnts in an instructional manner. Awesome!

K-12 Virtual Public School Special Education Teacher grades K-5

Has anyone worked on

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Has anyone worked on developing anything in the area of Executive Function

Servant Leadership Application

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Our high school's Leadership class has recently revised its curriculum to focus on servant leadership. They read James Hunter's The Servant, which focuses on identifying and meeting the needs of one's self and others. It dives into Maslow's hierarchy of needs and basic psychology. The concepts in this article are the basis for the class: leaders lead by meeting the needs of others and positively influencing others. The class also read selections from The Essential Dalai Lama, The Power of One, Mindset: The Psychology of Success, and The Happiness Project.

While the class is still developing itself and its place/identity within the school, it's produced some incredibly positive and influential student projects.

Jr. High/ High School Music Teacher from in Brasher Falls, New York

Course of Happiness :)

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I would love for character education to be offered as its own course during the day. I wonder if it could be included as part of a psychology or philosophy class? Or in some way in social & cultural studies?

As for me, I'm a music teacher, but am very concerned about the amount of bullying that goes on (at all ages) in my district. It distresses the students, too, as many different individuals have brought it up and want to do something about it. Also, there is a lot of depression and anger, and a desire by those students for things to get/feel better in their teenage lives.

So, as a more immediate response to how to use this curriculum, I'm thinking of starting a "Happiness Club" during the lunch peiod... maybe a couple days a week to start. Have the club open to any students looking for a safe space, interested in volunteering or helping others, or those that are having a bad day, to bring their lunch down to my room and start having conversations prompted by this first step of Opening the Door to Happiness. And being so close to Thanksgiving... this is such a perfect time to get started!

Would love to see that expand to an after school project or tag on to the honor societies to bring happiness/anti-bullying/character ed activities down to the younger grades and have these students act as leaders for others. Perhaps, in this way, happiness can become both contagious and long lasting.

Coordinator of Virtual Education

Course

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Can anyone see using this a course?..an elective? Is there work to be done at each level?

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