Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

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Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Amanda Chan

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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