Today I read an article that really resonated with me. Should Student Success Include Happiness appeared in the Huffington Post’s Education section and it discussed the idea of taking a more holistic approach to gauging success in children. Yes, we want our children to be career-ready, but don’t we also want them to be happy?
We can teach children how to be prepared for the competitive job market but can we teach them how to be happy? These two ideas don’t need to be mutually exclusive and in fact, happiness might play a larger role in student success. I believe it. (more…)