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.