Character Strengths

At a recent Professional Development session I was introduced to Dr. Martin Seligman’s theory of Positive Psychology. Rather than explain his theory here, I direct you to the University of Pennsylvania’s Authentic Happiness website.

If you have a spare 10 or 15 minutes try out the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. It may give you some insights into your character strengths and weaknesses! My top 3 strengths were:

1. Love of Learning

You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.

2. Curiosity and interest in the world

You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.

3. Zest, enthusiasm, and energy

Regardless of what you do, you approach it with excitement and energy. You never do anything halfway or halfheartedly. For you, life is an adventure.

What are your character strengths?

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About webmaths

I have been teaching Mathematics in Victorian secondary schools for 30 years. I use the www to make my maths lessons better. I hope this blog will give other teachers some ideas to try in their own classes.
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