Sat, 14 February 2015
Todays guest is the kind of person that I haven’t had on the show since way back on episode 18, a teacher.
And not an entrepreneural ex-teacher, but one that is still on a daily basis going to school and teaching his pupils history.
Seems like a normal teacher?
Well consider how many teachers you have had in your life that also focused on happiness?
Yeah, I can’t think of more than….well none to be honest.
He believes that discussing happiness with sixth graders will help them understand the path to well-being and how to create habits that nurture it.
They will be laying a foundation for lifelong resilience, contentment and, ultimately, success in whatever endeavors they pursue.
So with that in mind, he takes a few minutes each morning to ask his students to consider something they’re grateful for, happy about or that makes them feel good.
And now with his new book “Teaching Happiness and Innovation” he goes even deeper into the world happiness, with practical exercises that we can all do to increase our well being and….well be happy.
So was this a focus that he has always had in his life, or did he suddenly realise one day that there was a different way of teaching?
And what has he found to be the biggest obstacle with kids to achieving this state of mind?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mike Ferry