Persona Education Newsletter, Dec-21
Physical, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education can improve the wellbeing of pupils, contributing to a virtuous cycle where students achieve better academically. Persona Life Skills online learning is a ready-made resource to boost secondary PSHE cost-effectively.
Persona Life Skills is the online learning platform where students age 13-19 develop social-emotional life skills for wellbeing and employability, with a unique personality insights framework at its heart.
In many UK secondary schools, PSHE has a deep identity crisis. It suffers from low self-esteem compared with other areas of the curriculum. Ofsted’s report concluded that the subject is not taught rigorously, there are too many content gaps, and teachers lack the confidence to deliver sensitive topics in meaningful ways. Persona Life Skills is one cost-effective way to address some of these issues, by providing interactive and engaging lessons, developing student agency, and ensuring an inclusive approach.
Video: Introducing Persona Life Skills social-emotional online learning
Getting started with Persona Life Skills
Getting started as a teacher with Persona Life Skills is quick and easy. We've included a Teacher Onboarding module to introduce the key features. Persona Life Skills is purposely designed so that any teacher, regardless of expertise in SEL, PSHE, life skills or wellbeing, is able to support student personal development.
Persona Life Skills has become a Skills Builder Impact Partner
Persona Education has been awarded Impact Partner status by the Skills Builder Partnership. The Skills Builder Impact Partners are a group of 160 organisations helping to create systemic change in essential skills development, in the UK and internationally.
Persona is a GESAwards finalist!
Persona Education has been selected from among over 1,150 entrants as a finalist in the 2021 GESAwards 'The New Age Learners' track, in partnership with the Center for Educational Technology (CET). CET selected Persona for our work in independent and self-regulated learning, seen as a key factor of learning in the digital age.
Create a free Persona Life Skills teacher account and use it with as many students as you like, for as long as you like.
No download; no installation. All your students need is a browser and an Internet connection.
Want a demo? No problem! Please complete the form, select ‘I’d like a demo’ and we will be in touch to arrange a time.
Thank you for reading. As we near the end of school and college terms in many countries around the world, teachers are drained and feeling the effects of dealing with the ups and downs of the seemingly endless COVID-19 pandemic.
Here's something ready-made for your students to do in the last week of term, or an activity over the holidays: Persona Life Skills includes lots of free self-learning content. You can create a teacher account in seconds, and invite your students to join in minutes. Then point them towards the 'My Guided Tours' life skills modules, or the 'Must-see Islands' where they can start to explore their personalities.
I hope you have a reinvigorating rest over the upcoming holidays. On behalf of everyone at Persona, I wish you a happy festive season!
CEO & Founder
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