POSITIVE EDUCATION ETHOS
Outstanding education is not just defined by great academics and personal accomplishments but also by character, values and wellbeing. This maxim lies at the core of Positive Education (PosED), a concept that has caused a paradigm shift in global education, with governments, schools and parents acknowledging the correlation between a child’s ‘wellbeing’ and his/her ‘achievements.’
Regent International School, one of the best schools in Dubai, is a recognised global leader in PosED among international schools by the International Positive Education Network (IPEN), US. PosEd combines positive psychology and effective teaching practices to enable society to flourish, and motivate children to be more effective learners, and happy, healthy individuals.
“The ethos in all my schools is ‘happy children make successful learners’. From my 60 years of experience in education, and research conducted by thought leaders like Martin Seligman*, I believe that if you develop a child’s values, character and wellbeing, success will follow.”
Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani,
Founder, Fortes Education
*Martin E.P. Seligman, April 2011, “Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and wellbeing.” (Mr. Seligman is a chief proponent of Positive Education.)
REGENT'S GLOBAL POSED PARTNERSHIPS
Regent International School has a close partnership with global leader Geelong Grammar School, Australia.
Every Regent teacher is trained in PosEd and incorporates PosEd techniques and methodologies in their lessons. Our students participate in weekly meetings about character strengths and observe mindful moments in the Wellbeing Room.
If children stumble, we reframe their understanding and experience as a “First Attempt in Learning” (F.A.I.L). We have a steadfast commitment to the wellbeing of our students and staff, a commitment that has grown stronger with each year.
Research has proven that students who experience positive emotions have improved grades and exams scores.
Pekrun, R., et al. (2002)
Students who are positively engaged at school display better motivation and behaviour than those who are not.
Appleton, J. J., et al. (2008)
Students who feel connected to their peers, teachers and parents demonstrate stronger academic performance and engagement at school than others.
Furrer, C., & Skinner, E. (2003)
Students with purposeful goals within and outside school, or regarding their future, experience more meaning in their life.
Yeager, D. S., & Bundick, M. J. (2009)
Students who experience positive accomplishments and see failures as learning opportunities, show motivation and persistence in school and life.
Snyder, C. R., et al. (1997)
Students who experience positive health and mindfulness are better equipped to overcome learning challenges and develop lifelong resilience.
Beauchemin, J., et al. (2008)
My child is really happy at Regent.
He knows this is a safe and fun environment, his feels loved and nourished,
and his mental wellbeing always comes first.
My kids love the school! Teachers and staff are approachable,
friendly, and ready to listen to our concerns and
always address our children's individual needs! Highly recommended!
Each day at the school has been amazing for my daughter.
She loves learning new things and
Regent provides the right opportunities for her.
It was an honour to have enriching interactions with the students and nurturers of Regent on their unique platform,
Think & Thrive. I was impressed by the students’ perceptive and mature observations and questions.
Possibilities are infinite at Regent. There are no limits to letting my child's imagination grow.
He has become ambitious in his thinking and outlook, which is great.
Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.
Regent is an amazing school with great facilities and an exceptional learning environment for all year groups and ages.
The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a place to study
Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities that has a positive impact on the child's progress.
The quality of curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.
It is broad and balanced, and enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities.
A thematic approach is used across the school to develop learning through connections across subjects, context and the pupils’ passions.