The Positivity Project

Sunday, 13 August 2017



If you read one post, I hope that it will be this one because I want to tell you about a really amazing program called The Positivity Project.

Their tagline is "Other People Matter!"


Simple, Powerful, To the Point!

Imagine if children heard this at least once every day for the entire school year. Imagine if they continued to hear it in first grade, second grade, third grade and so on.  Imagine if it became part of the running loop that ran through their head for the rest of their lives.  Pretty powerful stuff!

But wait, there's more!

The Positivity Project teaches 24 character strengths that children come to understand, engage with, and reflect upon with the aim of helping them identify their top strengths.  Imagine if all of your students left your class knowing what they did well.  Not just with academics.  Not just with sports.  Their own individual strengths that help them be the best version of themselves.


But wait, there's more!

With The Positivity Project, children don't just learn how to identify strengths within themselves, they also learn to recognize them in others.  This contributes to their ability to form and maintain good relationships.  Recognizing a strength in someone else, also helps children know what that strength looks and sounds like in case it is an area they want to improve upon.


But wait, there's more!

School staff begin by taking a character survey at Viacharacter.org to find out their own strengths.  They begin to look at their colleagues with new eyes as they come to recognize and value each person's contribution to their school community.

But wait, there's more!

The Positivity Project is a nonforprofit organization that does not charge schools to partner with them.  All materials are free!  They believe character is too important for schools to be forced into budgetary decisions between character education or other important initiatives.

My school is beginning the Positivity Project in September and we are fired up and ready to get started!  We've heard the testimonials from teachers from neighboring districts and even from the children of a teacher in our building who attends a Positivity Project school.  Find out what the kids had to say here!


Want to know more about P2, as it is affectionately called (I'm sure you can guess why they didn't double the P), click on the links above or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

And if you would like to know how I am implementing the program with kindergarten children, follow along by subscribing to the blog so you won't miss a post.  I plan to share ways in which we are helping children understand and internalize each character strength, along with how children, school staff and families are impacted.


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