Explore the intersection of positive psychology and autism intervention by teaching your students to measure their wellbeing using the PERMA+ Snapshot.

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This comprehensive bundle comes with everything you need to bring PERMA+ Snapshot into the classroom, from teaching slides and notes to supplementary resources.

Teaching Plan

Learning Objectives

  • Students learn to identify the six elements critical to their wellbeing — The PERMA+ Theory of Wellbeing
  • Students explore what each element of PERMA+ looks, sounds, and feels like for themselves and others
  • Students learn to complete a PERMA+ Snapshot by reflecting and rating themselves on each element of PERMA+

Unit Lesson

  • Download the Google slides
  • > Student instruction in slide format
  • > Teacher’s Guide in speaker notes and also available as a Google doc
  • Download and copy printable materials for students from above
  • Begin teaching PERMA+ Snapshot
    • Activity 1:   PERMA+ Snapshot Introduction
    • Activity 2:   Identifying Across Elements of PERMA+
    • Activity 3:   Identifying within Elements of PERMA+
    • Activity 4:   PERMA+ Snapshot in Movies
    • Activity 5:   PERMA+ Happiness Plan
    • Activity 6:   PERMA+ Snapshot Reflection

Integration into Current Instruction

  • Are your students learning how to report information from their day? Try adding a PERMA+ Snapshot so that they can report on their wellbeing from the day.
  • Are your students learning to identify emotions or actions in pictures? You might add in a program helping them to sort/identify photos across the elements of PERMA+.
  • Are your students learning to self-monitor and/or self-regulate their emotions and behaviors? Try the PERMA+ Snapshot Blueprint as a way to help them monitor and regulate their wellbeing.

Modifications and Accommodations for Different Learning Levels

  • Teach students to receptively and expressively identify, or sort pictures across each element fo PERMA+ (e.g., “point to a picture that demonstrates people in a positive relationship” or “show me the engaged students”).
  • Teach students to receptively and expressively identify, or sort pictures within each element of PERMA+ (e.g., positive versus negative emotions, engaged versus disengaged individuals, positive versus not positive relationships).
  • Provide students with a PERMA+ Snapshot that uses images rather than words. Have students drag a picture or their face to the appropriate rating across each element of PERMA+.