Thank you for all your hard work since January. This is always a hard part of the year because everything gets crammed into a short period of time between the winter and spring breaks. In addition the temperature gradually or, as seems the case this year, jumps up from being pleasant to plain hot. Of course this adds to the sapping of energy and susceptibility to illnesses that also occur annually at this time in South East Asia like flu. But when one looks at the amazing activities and events that have taken place in the last few weeks alone we should all be proud of ourselves and the school we are creating for our stakeholders.
Hence my Food for Thought this week is to introduce you to a Coursera course that comes highly recommended by a number of our teachers who have already taken it. This course will help not only help to further your knowledge for our movement towards becoming a Positive Education School but will also add more knowledge to help you take control of your own thinking and living.
Here is the link to the course https://www.coursera.org/learn/positive-psychology The new course starts on the 11th of April, so you can register now. If you want to get ahead and do some listening and watching course videos you can preview and download the first week from the left hand side of the site. As you will see looking at this 6 weeks course it reinforces beautifully where we are aiming to go both as a school and as a professional community of learners.
It would be great if large numbers of us could find the time to take this course because it further builds on Step one of Positive Education which is about our own learning and understanding as teachers.
Have a relaxing and re-energizing vacation,