WELLBEING- LESSON 2- 

WELLBEING WITH PERMA

IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE STRESS FROM YOUR LIFE, HOWEVER MANAGING YOUR STRESS WILL HELP YOU TO GET THINGS DONE. THIS ACTIVITY IS ONE ACTIVITY STUDENTS CAN DO TO MANAGE THEIR STRESS. DEBRIEF: WHEN STUDENTS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AND SEATED HAVE A CLASS DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW THIS TECHNIQUE MIGHT HELP SOMEONE MANAGE THEIR STRESS. EXPLAIN TO STUDENTS THAT BOOSTING THE OXYGEN LEVELS IN THE BODY AND CHANGING LOCATION CAN INCREASE ENERGY AND MOOD AND RELIEVE STRESS. WHAT OTHER STRATEGIES DO STUDENTS USE?

IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE STRESS FROM YOUR LIFE, HOWEVER MANAGING YOUR STRESS WILL HELP YOU TO GET THINGS DONE. THIS ACTIVITY IS ONE ACTIVITY STUDENTS CAN DO TO MANAGE THEIR STRESS.

DEBRIEF: WHEN STUDENTS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AND SEATED HAVE A CLASS DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW THIS TECHNIQUE MIGHT HELP SOMEONE MANAGE THEIR STRESS. EXPLAIN TO STUDENTS THAT BOOSTING THE OXYGEN LEVELS IN THE BODY AND CHANGING LOCATION CAN INCREASE ENERGY AND MOOD AND RELIEVE STRESS. WHAT OTHER STRATEGIES DO STUDENTS USE?


PART 1- (5 MINUTES)

Rationale

  • each pillar of PERMA contributes to our level of "flourishing". Each pillar can be developed. These pillars also help us define wellbeing (Seligman, 2011).
  • students who thrive and flourish demonstrate stronger academic performance (Norrish, Williams, O'Connor, & Robinson, 2013)

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, learners should:

  • identify the 5 pillars of the PERMA framework
  • make recommendations for improving wellbeing through PERMA

PART 2- watch clip- (10 MINUTES)

What makes you happy? From bestselling author of Authentic Happiness, Martin Seligman, comes "Flourish". A new understanding of Happiness and well-being and how to achieve them. He is an expert in Positive Psychology. A revised theory called PERMA: Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment.


PART 3- read and summarise- (15 MINUTES)

Students are to read this article about PERMA

As they read, they should create a short summary of each part of the PERMA framework in their workbook.

DISCUSSION: Students could consider which pillar of the PERMA framework they would currently rate the highest in their own life. They could share their reasoning with a partner. Then students consider which pillar of the PERMA framework they would currently rate the lowest in their own life (and share with a partner).


PART 4- THUMB WRESTLING - (5 minutes)

Watch the demonstration and then have a go with a partner.

Consider and discuss which elements of PERMA this may enhance. How?


PART 5- student perma expert activity- (10 MINUTES)

  • Based on the video, the article you have read, and your brief summary, you are to make 5 recommendations for enhancing wellbeing- make one recommendation under each part of the PERMA framework that could be useful for anyone your age to improve their own wellbeing.

PART 6- twitter hashtag- (5-10 MINUTES)

  • Students form groups of three.
  • Come up with an appropriate "Twitter Hashtag" that summarises the concepts learned this lesson.
  • After 5 minutes, every group nominates one person to record their selected hashtag on the board.
  • All class members record the full list from the board.

Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages Source: https://support.twitter.com/articles/49309?lang=en)