What is Weaving Well-Being?
Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years within the framework of the SPHE curriculum.
This affordable Positive Education programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence-based interventions from the rapidly expanding field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of well-being.
It is underpinned by the concept that a state of well-being is not simply the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive. The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs. The lessons are designed to be implemented within the framework of the SPHE curriculum.
Weaving Well-Being Online Training
This course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children and teacher well-being. Grounded in the SPHE curriculum, it shows how a whole-school approach can be supported by the SSE process, with particular reference to Well-Being in Primary Schools (DES, 2015)
I was astonished by how teacher-friendly every piece of material was. The creative PowerPoints are engaging, colorful and simple to follow. The teacher’s manual was well laid out, full of information, yet easy to follow and bursting with additional ideas and extension activities. The children took great pride in their workbooks and loved completing each activity. Homework tasks allowed for discussion with parents and gave the children a platform to talk openly about concerns, difficulties and above all happy moments. – Teacher
Such a positive programme which has had a very positive impact on my child. Fun and interesting. I also benefitted from it as a parent. – Parent
I loved learning about it. It helps msae calm down faster and makes me happy more often.– Child
Overview of Weaving Well-Being: Click HERE to view all the Weaving Well-Being Videos shot on location in schools in Ireland.
Each class level has a Teacher Resource Book and a Pupil Book. The Teacher Resource Book contains background information, lesson plans, supplementary activities and a PowerPoint presentation for each lesson. The supplementary activities provide a wealth of opportunities for each concept to be embedded in the classroom and the whole school culture. Schools who are using the programme but do not have a CD/DVD drive, can access the content of the DVD’s by visiting otb.ie/wwb-dvd.
Within the teacher resources books, teachers are also provided with the opportunity to enhance their own well-being through various interventions and activities.
The Pupil Book for each level builds into a highly individual and personal resource for the child’s future use. The programme is child-centred, practical and is designed to be easy to deliver in any classroom setting. Click on the links below for more information on each book and/or to order samples of the student books.
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Weaving Well-Being Lesson Plans
Each lesson plan sets out the Strand and Strand Units of the SPHE curriculum that are covered by that lesson. It also includes the specific learning objectives for the children.
How each lesson should be developed is then briefly described. The information in this section will be similar for each lesson as the PowerPoint slides contain all the information needed to deliver the lesson.
Most lessons include an introduction to each topic for the children followed by one or two activities and a homework assignment