New app content: ‘Self Love’ Healthy Relationships Island learning module
Persona Life Skills e-learning now includes a new Island learning module, 'Healthy Relationships – Self Love', in which students learn social-emotional life skills to help them become more compassionate towards themselves.
By Dr Leila Khouja Walker, Chief Product Officer
In the Persona Life Skills social-emotional e-learning platform, 'Self Love' is a new Island learning module, where students explore what it means to be their own best friend. They learn how to be more self compassionate and gain strategies to become a better friend to themselves, boosting their wellbeing.
Self Love is part of a growing group of Island learning modules covering different aspects of Healthy Relationships. These also include Friends, Inclusion, Dating and Talking About Emotions.
Students are taken on a journey through thinking about their self-talk, whether it is positive or negative in different situations, and considering tips to change negative self-talk into something more positive. They are encouraged to be more willing to change where needed.
Questions and activities in this Island help students develop three social-emotional life skills, through a personality insights lens:
- Managing feelings – Being aware of a range of emotions, and managing how they impact me and others
- Staying positive – Maintaining a positive attitude and believing things will work out well
- Willingness to change – Being willing to change my own thoughts and behaviours
In the 'Get Your Bearings' warm-up, students are asked to consider both positive and negative self-talk, and the impact this can have upon how they think, communicate and behave. They explore how people with different personality styles may have a tendency towards using certain kinds of negative talk, and how to be mindful of this.
In the 'Explore' knowledge acquisition section, students are provided with tips associated with helping to change negative self-talk into positive self-talk. They consider which tips may work best for them and their unique mix of personality styles, and how they could have used some of these strategies in a past situation when they were critical of themselves.
As students reach the 'Viewpoint' plenary at the end of the Island, they are asked to reflect on what they have learned, and how they could adopt strategies suited to their mix of personality styles in future, to help them become their own best friend.
Self Love is part of the Discovery Islands curriculum – the Persona Life Skills life challenge learning modules, available with a subscription.
Persona Education offers free access to its Persona Life Skills personality insights e-learning platform for secondary schools and colleges interested in developing their students’ social-emotional life skills, to boost wellbeing and employability. To request a demo of the platform please get in touch – we would love to talk to you!
About the author: Dr Leila Khouja Walker has been working in the education sector for 25 years. An ex-teacher and pastoral deputy head, she is now a respected edtech and pedagogy thought leader, leading development of the personality insights life skills e-learning app Persona Life Skills, at the Bristol based edtech company Persona Education Ltd. www.persona-life.com