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Placing Happiness on the Calendar

To counter the effects of stress and trauma, tools such as classroom-based yoga, the mindful school movement, and books on meditation and relaxation techniques aimed at children and young adult readers seek to put students in control of their own well-being. So too does the Art of Happiness, a program started in Woodlands Middle School Library Media Center in Hartsdale, New York. In her article "Happy Days: A Guide to Putting Happiness on the School Calendar," Joy Alter Hubel describes this annual conference of workshops, assemblies, and presentations that expose students to a variety of stress-reducing, happiness-building strategies coordinated by the school librarian. The pdf above offers quick tips for putting on your own version of the program.

MLA Citation Hubel, Joy Alter. "Placing Happiness on the Calendar." School Library Connection, January 2020,

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