In 1988, Bobby McFerrin told us “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. This hit song fits perfectly with Discovery Education and LG’s International Day of Happiness celebrations. On March 20th, LG and Discovery Education pair up to celebrate happiness with resources and activities aimed to equip youth with strategies to better handle stress and find their happy on a regular basis. The “Discover Your Happy” program provides educator resources, including a virtual field trip, professional development, digital lesson plans, videos, and family activities. LG and Discovery Education have also created parent toolkits and family activities.
The best part of the Discover Your Happy program is the way the program is organized. The program highlights six key skills for sustainable happiness: mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude. Teens are taught that happiness is not a fleeting feeling, but can be achieved with practice of these skills, in all facets of their lives. Examples of lessons include “Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents”, “This is Your Brain on Happiness”, and “Mindfulness Muscle”. The virtual field trip explores the psychology and physiology of happiness while helping students develop their personalized “Happiness Action Plan”!
Come celebrate International Day of Happiness with us on March 20th! LG and Discovery Education provide these free resources all year long, but it’s the perfect time to explore and learn more!
Written By: Jessica Vasquez