Positive Psychology in the Classroom
Teaching students to be self-aware, self-assured, and self-sufficient.
Patty O'Grady Ph.D.
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Patty O’Grady, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Tampa committed to transformational education. She is the author of Positive Psychology in the Elementary School Classroom.
Old school behavioral approaches teach little more than compliance. Neuro-based postiive psychology strategies are proven to help students increase self-regulation, build engagement through strength, improve relationships, assign meaning, and scaffold accomplishment. The positive psychology teacher does not bifurcate cognitive and affective learning. Instead, in the positive psychology classroom, academic and emotional learning fuse.