Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Positive Psychology in the Classroom

Positive Psychology in the Classroom

Students learn better when they are actively engaged in what they are learning. It is not the amount of schooling they receive that increases the knowledge gained, but rather the quality of the experience while learning that increases the effectiveness of the school system. Teachers who give encouragement and show genuine care are the ones who make this happen. Studies prove that when kids discover their strengths, not their weaknesses, they become more involved with the task at hand which in turn, increases comprehension. When given the opportunity to do what they are good at, students are more likely to be engaged, and therefore learn more while at school.

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