At What Works Happiness, educators from across Dubai shared the positive results that come from placing happiness at the centre of a teacher’s lesson plan, a school’s curriculum and a community’s aspirations.
Students of Dubai Scholars presented their project – http://mo-pie.com/wp-includes/certificates/criminal-background-check-laws-california.html Happy Café
http://smartmedia.com.au/index.php?dir=/home/smartmed/public_html In 2015, The Happy Café initiative was first spearheaded, conceptualized and taken forward by the Student Council Members of Dubai Scholars Private School. Busy schedules in and outside school, constantly building stress levels among the students and day-to-day challenges faced by them were the reasons for the inception of this venture.
The prodigious event takes place every fortnight, usually on a Tuesday after school hours, and is scheduled to run for an hour. The students of Years 9, 10 and 11 gather for a de-stressing dance session, followed by meditation. This infuses a sense of tranquility among them. The dance and meditation set a platform for other exciting team building activities that help greatly in boosting the confidence levels of the attendees. What makes this venture so special is that it is ‘by the students, for the students’.
During our happy café sessions, we ensure that elements of Seligman’s Perma Model are incorporated such as Positivism, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning & Accomplishments are incorporated. They feel a sense of camaraderie and joy, which gives them the motivation and the strength to look beyond their worries and challenges, as they sit and share snacks at the end of each session. This activity is cost-free and all students from Year groups 9-11 are encouraged to attend.