Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

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Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Amanda Chan

At MVHS, students are so focused on succeeding academically that they often feel an overwhelming amount of stress. After attending a happiness conference, social studies teacher Scott Victorine has begun a positive psychology movement at MVHS to improve students’ well being. Victorine has implemented a variety of activities to make students happier and has encouraged other staff members to do the same. Watch the video below to see Victorine’s efforts to make MVHS a more relaxing environment.

Video by Aanchal Garg and Amanda Chan

Click the link to see Shawn Achor’s TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXy__kBVq1M