Persona Education Newsletter, Feb-24

Persona newsletter Feb-24 - Persona Life Skills Academic Teacher Package


Boost your students' academic success with our new affordable Persona Life Skills 'Academic' teacher package. Subscription for one teacher with up to 30 students, at a limited time introductory price of GBP39+VAT / USD49 per year.

Persona Life Skills is the only personal development platform with personality insights at its heart, where students age 13+ develop social-emotional skills supporting wellbeing, academic success and employability.  

Developing life skills can boost academic results by 10-20%. Our Academic Support package includes nine teacher-facilitated lessons on topics such as Managing Homework, Getting Along With Teachers and Preparing For Exams. It also includes 66 self-directed Life Skills modules on Time Management, Goal Setting, Stress Management, Perseverance and more. Plus: Our practical and memorable 'Self/Friends' personality insights. Any teacher can get started in just 30 mins. Wellbeing and Careers teacher packages also available.

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Video: Introducing Persona Life Skills social-emotional online learning

Video: Personality insights social-emotional e-learning for year 9-13, with Persona Life Skills


Persona Life Skills and Lumio webinar 22-Feb-24


Webinar recording: Navigating success with Persona Life Skills and Lumio

Missed the recent webinar with our friends at Lumio? No problem! You can watch the recording (40 mins). In the webinar we introduced the Persona Life Skills career-readiness resources now available free on the Lumio collaborative learning platform, and showed some interactive features.

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Preparing students for the workplace with life challenge modules

Interview Ready and Job Choices are two of the teacher-facilitated life challenge modules now included in Persona Life Skills, helping young people prepare for the workplace. Students learn how to develop a career plan that suits who they are, and how to make an impression in interviews.

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Teaching oracy: 10 strategies for your classroom

Persona Life Skills supports the development of many oracy skills, including speaking formally, active listening, effective teamwork and giving presentations. Our co-founder Dr Leila Khouja Walker has written an article for SecEd outlining ten strategies for teaching oracy in the classroom.

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Explore Persona Life Skills: Buy an affordable Teacher package, or an individual Student account for Homeschooling. Or start with a School/College free trial with as many students and teachers as you like. No download; no installation. With ready-made modules and built-in guidance, any teacher can facilitate the learning.

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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.

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Where next on our EdTech journey?

We often talk about the proven social, academic and employability benefits that social-emotional learning (SEL) brings both to students and to schools.

But it doesn't stop there – in future we will be increasingly reminding schools and colleges about the clear financial benefits. Robust research from Columbia University’s Teachers College shows the financial benefits of SEL programmes outweigh their costs by more than 1,000%!

Yes – SEL delivers more than 10 x return on investment!!

Whatever kind of school or college you are, budgets are tight right now. But budgets are always tight. So any new spending must be clearly justified, both in terms of outcomes, and financial return on investment.

In our view a solid Personal Development programme built around Social-Emotional Learning should be top of the list.

Thank you for reading! You can also find previous issues of this newsletter here.

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Best wishes,

Pete Read
CEO & Co-founder

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