Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Relay Graduate School of Education




私の長所TOP3はVIA Serveyで

1 Kindness

Doing favors and good deeds for others; helping them; taking care of them.

2 Creativity

Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things; includes artistic achievement but is not limited to it.

3 Humor

Liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing the light side; making (not necessarily telling) jokes



Here then is well-being theory: well-being is a construct; and well-being, not happiness, is the topic of positive psychology. Well-being has five measurable elements (PERMA) that count toward it:

  • Positive emotion (Of which happiness and life satisfaction are all aspects)
  • Engagement
  • Relationships
  • Meaning and purpose
  • Accomplishment


従来のPositive PsychologyはLife satisfactionのみに焦点をあてていたので、前向きな人が幸せになれるという誤解を生んだ。

ひとまず、子供たちのVIAにはservey for youthという中高生用の調査もあるので、これを子供たちにやってもらい、自分の長所TOP3を客観的に知る。その上で、それらを特に意識して1週間行動するように促す。