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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flourish: Post #8 - Education

Teaching Positivity in Education
a. Exercises around the Values in Action Signature Strengths. Students write about when they’re at their best. Then compare stories to their VIA Strengths and see a correlation.
b. Write gratitude letters to parents. Keep gratitude journals and three-blessings journals to focus on positivity.
c. Focus on generosity and its effects on the giver.
d. Imbed in your curriculum: From negative (a time you failed) to positive (a time you succeeded). Readings, speeches, papers more focused around positivity than negativity change the climate over time.

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