“Isn’t the inner life more important than the outer test score?” – Randy Taran, USA
When we first spoke to Randy Taran about a year ago, she introduced us to her organization, Project Happiness, and she shared their new documentary film exploring the nature of happiness. Taran is at the forefront of a growing area of inquiry and application in education: the impact of mindset on student performance. Taran says, “We teach students how to choose their perspective, and to use that to build their happiness.”
Since then, Taran and a team of educators have been hard at work developing curriculum for elementary-aged children designed to connect them with their inner lives and prepare them for real-world challenges. Their original curriculum is now being used in all 50 states of the US and in 67 countries around the world. But younger students can also benefit from the approach. Says Taran, “This curriculum is all about developing the inner, core capacity of our children.”
To access the free curriculum, educators can sign up here on the Project Happiness website. And be sure to check out Taran’s VLOG to learn more about Project Happiness and the role of the inner life in helping students achieve at their potential.