“Social and emotional skills related to ones well-being are the essential skills for success in school, work, and life.”
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. –Albert Einstein
The Positive Educational Practices Framework by Toni Noble and Helen McGrath (2008) further elaborates on these concepts. It is one of the best illustrations of how to frame and conceptualize positive emotions in schools.
The Queensland Government Learning and Well-being Framework provides a thorough illustration of how an entire school territory (in Australia) has effectively implemented well-being and positive educational practices into the curriculum.
In the videos below, Sir Ken Robinson further illustrates the obstruction of learning in current American school systems, while providing support for valuing and encouraging curiosity, engagement, and creativity. Anthony Seldon articulates the need for gratitude, excitement, and positive emotions in the educational environment.