Dr. Diana Zaleski is an Instructor in the UIS Department of Psychology. She is an educational psychologist who specializes in the design and delivery of learner-centered training programs for educators. Dr. Zaleski’s current research focuses on educator well-being and the application of positive psychological principles in public education (i.e., positive education) to enhance the well-being of educators and students.
This workshop introduces the concept of positive education and makes the case for why skills that increase positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment should be taught in school. Research-based strategies that increase educator and student well-being will be discussed, as well as the application of these strategies during times of remote instruction.