Persona Education Newsletter, Nov-21
Behaviour for Learning links the way students learn, their social awareness and their behaviour. Persona Life Skills online social-emotional learning supports this approach by developing behaviours such as self-control, open-mindedness and communication.
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.
Behaviour for Learning (B4L) is a positive approach to developing successful learning behaviours, linking the way students learn, their social awareness and their behaviour. It’s all about nurturing their relationships with themselves, others and the curriculum. B4L can be interpreted in different ways, and Persona Life Skills supports many behaviours that are often included, such as self-control, open-mindedness and communication. Students access ‘life challenge’ learning modules, enabling them to build up these skills and more within age-appropriate contexts such as “Social Media Chat”, “Getting Along With Teachers”, “Group Work” and “Managing Homework”.
Video: Introducing Persona Life Skills social-emotional online learning
NetSupport Radio interview with Persona's Dr Leila Khouja Walker
EdTech veteran Al Kingsley recently interviewed Persona's Chief Product Officer Dr Leila Khouja Walker on NetSupport Radio. Hear Leila talking about some of the important research and thinking behind the development of Persona Life Skills as a tool to help improve life skills and wellbeing amongst young people.
Persona people: Pushpa Gopal
Pushpa Gopal is our very experienced Country Manager in India. She provides onboarding, training and support for schools and colleges in India using Persona Life Skills. “I am super excited to lead this wonderful program in India. Persona will surely add value to the recent impetus towards digital applications in teaching and 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.
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. Persona is now working with schools in 23 countries – Czech Republic is the latest. We hope you will join us on our mission to boost the wellbeing, employability and success of young people globally.
We are always monitoring the impact Persona Life Skills is having on students around the world. In the latest data, 88% of students said they learnt how to improve the targeted life skills. That's based on feedback from 1,753 students at schools in the UK, Spain, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. We are very glad we are having such a positive impact!
To help you stay in touch with other like-minded teachers and educators around the world, I invite you to join our Life Skills & Wellbeing Community of Practice on LinkedIn.
Finally, a request to help us spread the word and make Persona Life Skills available to more students: please forward this newsletter to three other secondary heads or teachers who could benefit from our free resources to help with their pastoral, wellbeing, life skills or careers education. Thank you.
CEO & Founder
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