What is Educating to Flourish?
Educating to flourish is an approach to educational practice that promotes a focus on actualizing human potential. 虽然这意味着继续优先发展传统的“学术”能力, 它还认识到，这些能力只是导致人类过上美好生活的一小部分, impactful lives. 使用各种科学领域支持的数据驱动方法，如神经科学, educational psychology, behavioral economics, positive psychology and more, the goal of Shipley’s approach is to cultivate flourishing, the synergistic combination of well-being and optimal performance. 此外，对构成整个希普利社区的所有选区都要这样做.
What is the History?
In 1998, renowned researcher and University of Pennsylvania Professor Martin Seligman
became president of the American Psychological Association. 尽管他当时最著名的作品是“习得性无助”和抑郁症, 他转而专注于如何把已经很好的东西做得更好. Rather than focus on fixing what depletes us, 塞利格曼向科学界提出挑战，要求他们找出如何构建我们最好的东西. He called for research that would aid in the establishment of positive institutions—and educational institutions were among the first to adapt, Shipley among them.
What Have We Learned?
Research that preceded Dr. Seligman’s historic address to the APA and the vast amount of research that followed it over the past three decades has helped scholars identify a handful of components that are core to most human beings's ability to thrive. 它们构成了希普利所认为的解锁人类潜能的关键. Below, 您将找到Shipley比较和综合的框架示例，以便为我们的方法提供信息.
Where Will We Go Next?
希普利是北美学前班到12年级教育的先驱. We are excited about the ongoing integration of our efforts toward flourishing individuals and communities with diversity and inclusion practices and will look to serve as the model institution for other schools who want to change the world for the better.