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Aug 17, 2020

Welcome to Episode 51.

This is the fifth of the extended podcast episodes over the next few weeks, 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 third 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 paperback will be published on Friday 21st August and the fourth panel will be going out live at 12.30pm UK time on the Happiness Speaker YouTube and Facebook pages and on my personal LinkedIn profile. Head over to the Book Launch Extravaganza page at for full details of how to watch this event!

So, back to today’s replay of part one of panel 3.  I chaired the panel myself and the panellists were:

Ian Flintoff, Positive Psychology-based Education Coach/Consultant/Trainer at Affirm Consulting (UK)

Serdar Ferit, Co-CEO & Creative Director at Lyfta (Finland & UK)

Katrina Mankani, Director of Positive Education, Sunmarke School and Regent International School (Dubai, UAE)

Julie Goldstein, Principal at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (USA)

In this first half of the panel discussion, the panellists discussed their interpretation of positive education, character education and the role of wellbeing in education, particularly in relation to educating for good citizenship and promoting inclusion, diversity and social justice.

You can watch back all the panel video recordings here.  


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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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