Category Archives: Introductory Posts

Synopsis of Educating Angels

What sort of education would be worthy of angels? I argue it would be an education focused on helping them achieve their deepest aspiration: happiness. Contemporary education ignores the question of children’s happiness. Schools aren’t in the happiness business. For … Continue reading

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Six Insights That Call for Happiness Education

When you seriously consider what children are taught in our schools, and the reasons given for teaching it, it is clear that their education aims first and foremost at meeting the presumed needs of society. This is not troubling if … Continue reading

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What educators have to say about Educating Angels

“As soon as I opened Educating Angels, I felt I was in the presence of a visionary whose voice is critical to our current education policy-making. I have been in hundreds of schools, first as a counselor and teacher, then … Continue reading

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Becoming a Happiness Education Crusader

I don’t recall really wanting to be a teacher until midway through graduate school. I wanted to be an academic engaged in the creative work of theorizing and scholarship. But then I had what I call a “relevance” crisis. It … Continue reading

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Q & A on Educating Angels

Q: Do you think you’ll persuade many people that empowering the pursuit of happiness is the purpose of education? A: I think almost everyone would agree that schools should contribute to students’ happiness, but not many I’ve talked to about … Continue reading

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