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Wellbeing in Education Expert and Author holds Virtual Book Launch Extravaganza

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Wellbeing in Education Expert and Author holds Virtual Book Launch Extravaganza

On Friday 21st August at 12.30pm, wellbeing in education expert and author Frederika Roberts is holding the last of four panel discussions as part of her “Virtual Book Launch Extravaganza” featuring 16 education experts from across the globe.

The four panel discussions have been organised to celebrate the launch of Frederika’s latest book, For Flourishing’s Sake, a case-study inspired and evidence-informed wellbeing and positive education guide for school leaders and teachers. The final panel will be held on Friday 21st August, the publication date of the paperback (e-book/Kindle version was published on 18th June).

The discussion will be chaired by Andrew Cowley, renowned author of The Wellbeing Toolkit, and will feature, alongside Frederika:

  • Paul Bateson (UK) Teacher, Writer, Theatre Maker. PGCE Tutor, Huddersfield University (tweets @WakeyDramaPaul)
  • Julie Goldstein (USA) Principal, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (tweets @Julie_Goldstein)
  • Dan Morrow (UK) CEO, Woodland Academy Trust (tweets @MoreMorrow)

The panel discussion will be free to watch live YouTube and Facebook and the audience will be able to ask questions and post comments to contribute to the discussion as it happens.  Replays will be available at the same links. Replays to all the previous Book Launch Extravaganza panels are available via this YouTube link.

“As a former teacher and someone who has extensively studied positive psychology and positive education, I am passionate about putting wellbeing at the heart of education” says author Frederika Roberts. “Extensive research shows that focusing on wellbeing, rather than detracting from academic achievement, underpins it. Now, more than ever, as schools navigate the complexities of educating during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, teachers and school leaders need a friendly companion to provide them with encouragement, along with a healthy dose of practical ideas to help students and adults in their schools to flourish. For Flourishing’s Sake is that companion.”

For Flourishing’s Sake is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, from Amazon and all major book retailers.  As a launch offer, Frederika is making limited copies available to order directly from her at a 10% discount: The first 25 copies ordered via this link will receive a personalised signed copy.

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Notes for Editors

Frederika, also known as ‘The Happiness Speaker’, is a positive and character education speaker, trainer, occasional postgraduate lecturer and author with an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology.  She is working towards a Doctorate in Education and is the European Representative for IPPAed (the Positive Education Division of the International Positive Psychology Association). Frederika is also a qualified teacher (PGCE, University of Huddersfield) with classroom teaching experience, so understands first-hand the challenges that teachers face.

Last year, Frederika set up Educate to Flourish CIC, a social enterprise with the purpose of supporting children’s flourishing, which they do in a number of ways:

  • Action research training and support
  • Wellbeing training for children and adolescents
  • Staff wellbeing & positive and character education training
  • School positive education consultancy
  • Parent wellbeing training

Frederika is passionate about improving children’s wellbeing to enable them to flourish inside and outside of school and into adult life, and has been supporting schools in this area since 2014, providing positive education and character education training to children, their teachers and their parents.

Frederika’s previous books:

Recipe for Happiness, 2013

Character Toolkit for Teachers, 2018

Also by Frederika

Character Toolkit Strength Cards, 2020


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