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Class Creator
Class Creator helps primary and elementary schools create better classes and save HEAPS of time. By creating more positive learning environments, all stakeholders (stu...
Administration, Classroom Management, Communication Teacher, Student Placement, Wellbeing
321 views
Finland
You Are...
You are… is a comprehensive set of learning material for identifying and developing one’s own strengths as well as those of peers and groups. It is based on the books ...
Self-esteem, Self-knowledge, Social skills, team spirit, Wellbeing
236 views
Finland
Teaching life skills and wellbeing in school
This innovation describes five different lessons for teaching life skills. The lesson plans include instructions for exercises as well as tools for teachers to further...
Character Education, Communication skills, Emotional skills, Happiness skills, Life skills, Positive education, Positive pedagogy, Relationship skills, Strength pedagogy, Wellbeing, Wellbeing
7946 views
Finland
From Cafeteria to Restaurant
Nutrition has a big effect on learning. In addition to well-being and health, school lunches develop students’ understanding about the food culture surrounding them. S...
Food Education, Home and school partnership, Participation, School culture, School lunch, School restaurant, Wellbeing
355 views
Finland
Be Active
Sports is a great way to bring students together. This package includes examples on how sports has been used to promote integration in two culturally diverse schools.
Diversity, Inclusion, Integration, Sports, Wellbeing
407 views
Finland
Your Choice
Junior high school students innovate and implement various lifestyle changes in their schools focusing on exercise and nutrition. The model is based on student-partici...
Exercise, High school, Junior high school, Participation, School lunch, Wellbeing
218 views
Hundred 2018
Positive Education
Geelong Grammar School has pioneered a school-wide approach to student and staff wellbeing known as Positive Education. Based on the science of Positive Psychology, Po...
Character Education, Empathy, Holistic, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Psychology, Wellbeing, Whole School Model
3360 views
Hundred 2019
MeeTwo
A unique early intervention solution to adolescent anxiety. The MeeTwo app allows young people to post their problems, share solutions, access educational resources an...
App, Empathy, Mental Health, Wellbeing
2104 views
Hundred 2019
Voice 21
An organization that trains, inspires and supports state schools to teach spoken communication, dialogue, and public speaking to all students and campaigns for oracy t...
Active Citizenship, Collaborative Learning, Communication skills, Dialogic Teaching, Employability skills, Oracy, Student Voice, Wellbeing
3453 views
Hundred 2018
Hands On Learning
A school-based programme committed to preventing exclusion and early school leaving by creating opportunities for young people to discover their talents and experience...
Learning By Doing, Nature, Outdoor, Wellbeing
3015 views
Finland
A Model for Sex Education
This innovation provides teachers the tools to build sex education that answers students' questions. The model lets the students participate creatively and helps them ...
Diversity, Equity, gender identity, Health, Health education, Participation, Sex education, sexuality, sexual orientation, Wellbeing
2978 views
Hundred 2018
Cleaning Tradition
Students who help clean and tidy classrooms at the end of the day learn about responsibility and gain an understanding of life skills.
Collaborative Learning, Learning Environment, Mixed-Age, Wellbeing
2014 views
Finland
High School Flow
Hobbies, part-time work and studies all take time in young people’s busy schedules. High School Flow provides exercises that help students improve their focusing and t...
CoRT, Focusing, High school, innovation skills, Mindfulness, thinking skills, Wellbeing
163 views
Finland
The Child-Oriented Model for Wellbeing
The child-oriented model for wellbeing improves students’ behavior and communication education with support in three stages. Students are given support that focuses on...
Bullying Prevention, child-orientation, Communication skills, developing pedagogy, Emotional skills, general support, Home and school partnership, inclusive instruction, intensified support, solution-oriented school practices, special support, three-stage support, Wellbeing
1560 views
Finland
So You Think You Can Muuv?
The dance workshop aims to combat lack of students’ physical activity, which has been on the rise in nearly all welfare states. The purpose of the dance workshops is t...
body awareness, Creativity, Exercise, Self-expression, Wellbeing
211 views
Hundred 2018
Icehearts
Icehearts is a program for preventative child support services through team sports. It provides child-oriented, comprehensive and long term support for studying, espec...
after-school activities, child-orientation, collaboration between the school and homes, comprehensive support, Early intervention, Family Engagement, Participation, Pedagogy, Preventing social exclusion, safety, school dropouts, team sports, Wellbeing
780 views
Finland
Sports, Science & Health Lab
This innovation introduces a space designed for well-being and learning. The space facilitates physical activity and provides different devices to acquire physiologica...
Biology, Chemistry, Exercise, Health, Health education, Math, measuring, Physics, technology, Wellbeing
288 views
Mindfulness in the Classroom
Creating calm, managing stress, and promoting teachable moments through reflection are just some of the techniques North Allegheny School District teachers and staff m...
Emotional skills, Holistic, Mindfulness, mindful practices, school climate, Social Emotional Learning, student stress, Wellbeing
333 views
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LitWorld's Seven Strengths Literacy Education for All
The model uses literacy as tool for self-empowerment guided by LitWorld’s 7 strengths curriculum- Belonging, Curiosity, Kindness, Friendship, Confidence, Courage, and ...
Basic Education, Wellbeing
79 views

Media

1.3.2018
article
2656 views
Why We Should Immerse Kids In Nature And Watch Them Grow
Exploring nature used to go hand in hand with being a child but now children spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Immersing kids in nature couldn't be more critical, so we're explo...
26.1.2018
article
1100 views
The Innovators Providing Hope For A ‘Lost Generation’ Of Refugee Children
Millions of refugee children face a bleak future without access to education. These innovations are finding simple yet impactful ways to bring learning opportuni...
28.3.2018
article
828 views
The Movement Edit: 9 Ways To Get Kids Active In School
Children today are worryingly unfit and experts say sedentary lifestyles have a lot to answer for. The good news is there are so many opportunities to incorporate movement into the school day. ...
28.3.2018
article
478 views
All Work And No Play: Why Kids Need To Get Moving At School
Child fitness levels are at a shocking all time low. Physical education class is one way that schools can help to tackle the problem of sedentary behaviour in childhood, but are we bein...
10.5.2018
news
1251 views
Smiling Mind Launches Australia’s First Mindfulness Curriculum
Australia's first ever Mindfulness Curriculum was launched last week. Find out why mindfulness is making its way into Australian schools and how you can bring the benefits to your...
24.7.2017
article
993 views
The Future Looks Bright: Five Innovations Bringing Us The Future Of Education Today
Everyone knows education has been stuck in a rut for quite awhile now, but that's not true everywhere. Here are five of our favourite innovation...
6.12.2016
article
2093 views
The Rise of Well-Being and Mindfulness in Schools
The recent craze sweeping round the world has a rather lovely sentiment, to increase happiness, health and to make people feel more comfortable. With mental health issues finally being discussed publicly...
4.8.2017
article
434 views
Why It's Time To Get Rid Of Attendance Rewards
Attempts to combat poor attendance have included rewards and prizes ranging from a certificate to a Chevrolet! However, for many children full attendance is a luxury they can’t afford. Maybe it's time we reth...
15.8.2017
article
460 views
Growing Young Minds: 3 Innovations That Put Nature At The Core Of Learning
Contemporary learning environments aren’t just focused on the latest iPad or how to utilize virtual reality for learning, they’re actually increasingly nature or...
10.10.2017
article
2408 views
5 Innovations Taking On Mental Health
Mental health issues are on the rise, but so are the solutions that could help. This World Mental Health Day (October 10th) don't just accept mental health issues as an unfortunate part of life, find out about the global exa...
24.1.2018
article
5098 views
Teacher Testimonials: Making Mindfulness A Way Of Life
Mindfulness is a trend sweeping through blogposts, articles and Instagram posts – but could it soon be a part of our schools too? Teachers around the world are starting to incorporate mindfulness...
12.2.2018
interview
757 views
Kerstyn Comley & Suzi Godson on Addressing Mental Health in School
Kerstyn Comley and Suzi Godson are the co-founders of MeeTwo, an app that provides a safe and simple way for young people to get help for anxiety.
12.2.2018
news
741 views
The Innovation Bringing Miles Of Smiles
The Daily Mile is a simple concept with a big impact! Here are just some of the physical, emotional and social benefits this approach can bring...
2.2.2018
article
356 views
Positive Pick-Me-Ups: Cleaning The Classroom Can Be A Fun And Important Part Of The School Day (Yes, Really!)
Picture this - the school bell rings and, rather than clambering to be the first out the door, studen...
19.2.2018
interview
1046 views
Arun Kapur: We Need To Be The Wind Beneath Students' Wings
Arun Kapur is Director of The Royal Academy in Bhutan, a K12 initiative that refocuses the curriculum to address 5 key areas of development. Here he explains why collaboration and holist...
12.12.2018
article
1124 views
Connecting Children To The Outside World Benefits Everyone, Here's Why
Our communities can be a rich resource for learning and can help to create a more equal education system, so why aren't we utilising them? We take a look at how communi...
18.12.2018
article
753 views
Can Teacher Training Be More Holistic? In Conversation with Vishal Sharma
We chat to SMILES in Education creator, Vishal Sharma, to learn how we could all be making teacher training a more holistic experience that prioritises both teach...