Jul 20, 2020
Welcome to Episode 47.
Looking at the countries where most listeners to this podcast are from, I think most of you are now on a well-earned, much-needed summer holiday break. With that in mind, over the coming weeks, I am bringing you some extended podcast episodes, where you will be able to listen to the replays of the For Flourishing’s Sake book launch events.
Today, I bring you the first half of the first panel discussion of the book launch extravaganza. This panel was recorded live on 18th June, the day the Kindle edition of For Flourishing’s Sake was published.
The panel was chaired by Adele Bates, Education and Behaviour Specialist from the UK and featured the following panellists:
Fabian de Fabiani, Assistant Headteacher at Townley Grammar School and Director of Character at the Odyssey Trust for Education. Fabian is also a policy advisor for the UK Government’s schools inspection body in England, and a Keynote Speaker.
Rebecca Comizio, School Psychologist at New Canaan Country School in Connecticut, USA.
Rhiannon McGee, Head of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School in Australia
and Elke Paul, Positive Education Consultant, Professional Development Expert and Wellbeing Conference Organiser with IPEN. Elke is based in Germany.
In the first half of this panel discussion, they begin to address the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of Positive Education. They share their thoughts on what Positive and Character Education are, give tangible, practical examples of implementation in their schools and share tips on how to instigate culture change and embed these approaches to education.
I have cut out my introduction to the panel discussion and gone straight to Adele as she introduces herself and the panel.
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The book, by the same name, came out on Kindle on 18th June and will be out on paperback on 21st August. You’ll find it on all major online book retailer sites. It’s jam-packed with evidence-based strategies for whole school positive education with case study examples from a wide range of schools from around the world. So why not order your Kindle copy now, or pre-order your paperback so you’ll receive it as soon as it’s published?
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I look forward to hearing from you, and until next time, For Flourishing’s Sake, have a great week!