Leading experts in the field of positive psychology contributed to this video about the practices and components of an arm of psychology that begins from the perspective of an individual’s strengths, not their deficits. Teachers can use all clips with students or as professional development in learning about the topic and students. Classroom activities are included for many of the clips. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, George Vaillant.
People of all ages are at their best when they engage in activities of high challenge, absorb their interest and are matched to their signature strengths. Watch a teen playing the piano and being so absorbed that he forgets the camera and is focused on the playing. One of the messages is that there are no shortcuts to good, meaningful lives which is an important message for teachers to help their students understand.