RIS – a PosEd School
What is Positive Education?
Positive Education (PosEd) brings together the science of Positive Psychology with best teaching practices to enable individuals, schools and communities to flourish. PosEd drives a person to learn more effectively, and be more resilient, creative, productive, successful and healthy.
Research has proven that positive emotions, engagement, purpose, relationships, accomplishments and health are the core building materials for human wellbeing.
Regent International School is part of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) that is promoting a paradigm shift in global education by connecting schools, governments and policy makers to the best educational resources to raise the awareness of interconnected nature between a child’s "wellbeing" and "achievement".
We also have an on-going collaboration with Geelong Grammar School, Australia - the first school in the world to implement Positive Psychology and a world-wide promoter of Positive Education in schools. This collaboration includes a continuous dialogue between their Directors and our Director of Positive Education, on-site and online training and sharing of best practices between both the schools.
Multiple studies on the effects of PosEd testify that improved levels of a child’s wellbeing are associated with higher levels of academic engagement, stronger social skills, higher levels of optimism, improved behaviour, and fewer mental health related issues.
Positive Education is not an additional subject but the culture of the whole school at Regent International School. At Regent International School, our teachers, all trained in PosEd, learn, live, teach and embed positive education. Weekly assemblies on Character Strengths, regular FAIL (First Attempt in Learning) Days, personal experiences linked with classroom learnings and a warm and inviting Well-being Room strengthen our claim to be the pioneers of Positive Education in the UAE.
PosEd pervades all our teaching practices and routines, school and behaviour policies (which are based on empathy and forgiveness), lesson plans, activities and assemblies. As a result, children build deep character strengths, resilience, leadership skills, and values as well as overall wellbeing.
Ultimately, through our PosEd philosophy, children develop a love for learning and acquire skills for continuous self-growth.