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Teaching the whole child during COVID-19


JAO students learn how to apply the character strength of prudence to the game of lacrosse.

Jewish Academy of Orlando (JAO) continues to promote positive education remotely as part of the school's core value of teaching to the whole child.

Positive education combines traditional education with positive psychology, which is the scientific study of well-being. There are 24 character strengths which are the backbone of positive psychology, and this year the school these strengths to the students to build a common language of appreciating strengths in themselves and in others. JAO is tying positive psychology to Judaism, as the development of character is a fundamental aspect of its h...

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