Persona Education Newsletter, Dec-20
Discover social, practical and memorable personality insights.
Personality insights lie at the heart of the Persona Life Skills e-learning platform, giving students an intuitive ‘thinking framework’.
Using the Persona thinking framework, students age 13-19 learn how to achieve positive outcomes in different situations, by adapting their communication and behaviour. Long term, this boosts wellbeing.
Persona's thinking framework is social, practical and memorable, making it easily internalised as well as useful for young people in the life challenges they face. It empowers students to think about their own mix of personality styles, and allows them to invite others to consider how they come across to them. While highlighting strengths, it also points out growth areas to bear in mind. Persona uses inherently memorable adjectives to describe each of the four styles: Animated, Decisive, Rational and Sociable. These are easily internalised and quickly become part of the student lexicon.
Video: Personality insights social-emotional e-learning for year 9-13, with Persona Life Skills
4 in 5 students report positive learning outcomes
Among the hundreds of students using Persona Life Skills in November, almost all reported feeling better equipped to improve the targeted life skills, after completing one of our 'Island' learning modules. Others identified specific life skills to focus on. More >
Persona people: Dr Leila Walker, Chief Product Officer
Leila co-founded Persona Education and leads our e-learning platform development. “Taking care of teenagers’ wellbeing is as pivotal now to any success in school and exams, as it was back in 1995 when I entered my first classroom as a teacher. The opportunity to develop Persona as a learning resource focused upon life skills for wellbeing is fulfilling a life-long mission. ” More >
Boost your students’ wellbeing
In the UK, wellbeing at 16 is up to 26% lower than at 8, large scale research by EduKit has found. Persona Life Skills helps to boost wellbeing by teaching life skills with a causal link to improved social and emotional welfare, such as being realistic, open-mindedness and communication skills. More >
Get in touch before Christmas to try Persona Life Skills at your school or college free of charge next term, with any number of students (age 13-19).
No download; no installation. All your students need is a browser and an Internet connection
Not yet ready to try Persona Life Skills? We’d be happy to arrange a demo. Please complete the form, select ‘I’d like a demo’ and we will be in touch to arrange a time.
Where next on our edtech journey?
It's been very rewarding to see hundreds of students using Persona Life Skills in different ways over the past few weeks – whether in school or at home because of Covid-19 isolating. It's being used in tutor groups, PSHE lessons, collapsed timetable wellbeing focus days, and even one-to-one coaching.
Some of the latest developments in the app:
- Every Island (learning module) now features built-in impact monitoring in the form of a 'Postcard' at the end, where students report how well-equipped they feel to get better at the targeted life skills – get in touch to find out more
- Enhanced dashboards to track and measure activity, engagement and life skills progress, are now included with a subscription – request a demo
- And we’re working hard on the next group of Islands, which go live in early January: Islands 7. Friends, 8. Getting Along With Teachers, and 9. Preparing For Exams
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With a big thank you to the team at Persona, and our wonderful customers, research schools and students, tech partners and supporters.
Season's Greetings to all those celebrating!
CEO & Founder