A three-day intensive on-site Workshop introduces Positive Psychology for schools, including:

  • Measuring and nurturing character strengths and virtues
  • Learning tools for building optimism and resilience
  • Practicing positive remembering
  • Developing positive response styles in relationships
  • Building hope
  • Conducting an Appreciative Inquiry
  • Setting positive goals Understanding Appreciative Intelligence approaches

Do you need your curriculum delivered over multiple days?
We customize delivery of individual modules for your unique learning environment.

Contact us for more information about our programs.

Bring Positive Psychology to Your School.
Flourishing Schools programs…
Incorporate multiple intelligences and learning styles
Build in time for processing, integrating and applying information
Create a culture of positive peer interaction, peer review, peer observations, personal and active inquiry

Base curriculum on empirical research

Integrate reflective practice
Provide guided practice and feedback
Support implementation in the actual work setting
Measure the results of the program through empirical studies, self-reflection reports, and collegial networks feedback
Make direct connections to teachers’ work and individual strengths
Offer continuing research, analysis and follow-up of results to ensure sustainability.

Give Your School Community the Positive Edge.

Workers with higher life satisfaction are more likely to be engaged and passionate about their work and to view their work as a calling (Wrzesniewski, et al., 1997). They stay on the job longer, too.

People who have a calling orientation to their work are more likely to demonstrate optimism (Gillham, et al., 2001), mastery (Rawsthorne and Elliott, 1999) and conscientiousness (McCrae and Costa, 1999), and are more intrinsically motivated (Wrzesniewski, et al., 2003). They miss fewer days from work.

A calling orientation can be developed through Positive Psychology exercises (Wrzesniewski and Dutton, 2001). Learn about job crafting!

Identify your individual and community strengths profile. The character strengths of hope, zest, curiosity, love, and gratitude are significantly related to life satisfaction (Park, Peterson, & Seligman, 2004).

Think all schools have or need the same strengths set? In their Master of Applied Positive Psychology Capstone research at the University of Pennsylvania, Sherri Fisher and Dave Shearon found that a school district has a unique strengths profile. Discover and leverage yours.

The Benefits of Positive Emotion: They’re Contagious!

Positive emotions such as joy, interest, contentment, pride and love, improve an individual’s attention, creativity, cognition, and scope of possible action (Fredrickson, 2001),

may undo the effects of the negative emotions thus protecting health (Fredrickson, 1998),

increase resilience and resistance to physical illnesses ranging from colds to cardiovascular events (Fredrickson, 1998), and can spread to others as people share feelings of competence, achievement, involvement, significance, and social connection (Fredrickson, 2003).

Keep Track of Program Effectiveness in Your School.

We can investigate links between constructs such as teacher general
happiness, approaches to happiness, explanatory style, work-life
orientation and strengths profile with your data including:

absenteeism for teachers

attrition for new teachers

health care utilization

teacher effectiveness