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PPS Parents

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Positive Education
Your How-to Guide to: Develop Resilience. Enhance Wellbeing. Drive Performance.
Introduction
Pop Quiz
1. In 2 words, what do you most
HOPE
for your children and students?
2. In 2 words, what are schools expected to
TEACH
?
HOPE
TEACH
HOPE
Positive
Psychology
TEACH
Positive
Psychology
The
scientific study
of the
strengths and virtues
that enable individuals and
communities to thrive
.
Founded on the belief that people want to lead
meaningful and fulfilling lives
, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to
enhance their experiences of love, work and play.
Positive Psychology is interested in understanding...
Based on the works of Martin Seligman
PERMA Framework
Your PERMA Dashboard
How good are your relationships with the people in your life?
How connected do you feel to something larger than yourself?
How are you feeling about the goals you have set in your life?
P
E
R
M
A
Positive Emotions
Experiencing and striving to feel a variety of positive emotion; happiness, joy, gratitude, pride, serenity, and looking towards to future with optimism.
Engagement
Having interests and pursuits that captivate us, resulting in the regular experiences of flow and personal growth
Positive Relationships
Connecting to others in positive, authentic, trusting relationships. Building an environment in which you and others can flourish.
Meaning & Purpose
Creating purpose, passion, and fulfillment by connecting and serving something larger than yourself.
Accomplishment
Setting and pursuing goals. Feeling a sense of hope about what is possible and pride in reaching new boundaries.
Happiness
Creativity
Love
Relationships
Positive
Thoughts
Hopes &
Goals
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How much joy, gratitude, serenity, or love have you felt lately?
How much time are you spending on things that interest you?
Enhances Well-Being
Promotes Resilience
Improves Performance
We embed the science and skills of Positive Psychology into schools to draw out the BEST in individuals and promote a positive school culture
What happens
when we teach
Positive
Psychology?
Positive Education
3 Evidence-based
Outcomes
Skill Overview
P
E
R
M
A
25 Evidence-Based
PERMA Skills

Learn, Live, Teach, & Embed
H
O
W
?
Positive Emotions
Experiencing and striving to feel a variety of positive emotion; happiness, joy, gratitude, pride, serenity, and looking towards to future with optimism.
Engagement
Having interests and pursuits that captivate us, resulting in the regular experiences of flow and personal growth
Positive Relationships
Connecting to others in positive, authentic, trusting relationships. Building an environment in which you and others can flourish.
Meaning & Purpose
Creating purpose, passion, and fulfillment by connecting and serving something larger than yourself.
Accomplishment
Setting and pursuing goals. Feeling a sense of hope about what is possible and pride in reaching new boundaries.
Slow down to Think It Through
Emotions: What did/do you feel?
Reactions: What did/will you do?
Consequences
Emotion: What did you feel?
Reaction: What did you do?
What popped into your head?
Your interpretation of the event.
Belief/Thought
Step 1: Separate your ABC's
Keys to Thinking F.A.S.T

1. Your Thoughts drive your Consequences.

2. If you don't like how you feel, change what you are thinking.

3. Slow down and think about your thinking.

What happened?
Just the facts.
Who, What, When, Where?
Activating Event
The practice of reflecting on good things each day to cultivate gratitude and optimism.

People who write down 3 good things each day:
are healthier and live longer
sleep better
have better relationships
perform better
What Went Well?
Based on the works of Martin Seligman
Develop a practice of asking What Went Well?
Start a journal where you will write down 3+ things you are grateful for each day
These can be big or small things.
Share your good news!
Positive Emotion
Skills in Action!
Positive Emotions At Home
1. Make a list of emotions with your child(ren). Look at books, talk about movies, search for words on TV or in magazines.

2. Circle the POSITIVE emotions and talk about how they are helpful. What does positivity look like? Feel like? Sound like?

3. What Went Well? Talk about and write about the good stuff every day.


Reading Suggestion: Positivity and/or Love 2.0
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson
Grades K-8
Grades 6-12
1. Encourage your child to create a positivity portfolio.

2. You can make one TOO!

3. Encourage them to keep a gratitude App on their phone.
Character Strengths
What is right with you?
The Science of Character
Knowing, practicing, and being celebrated for your Signature Strengths is associated with:
Increased engagement and enjoyment in school
Intrinsic motivation and productivity
Higher levels of wellbeing
Lower levels of depression and anxiety
Greater valuing of diversity
Increased life satisfaction

Do you know your Signature Strengths?
Take the Values in Action Survey at:
www.viacharacter.org
Learning All About
Character Strengths!
Engagement at Home
1. Have each family member take the VIA strengths survey.

2. Make a family poster of signature strengths. Get creative (or let your kids), have fun and think broadly about each strength.

3. Make a habit of spotting and naming each others' strengths in action.
Reading Suggestions: Primer in Positive Psychology
Dr. Christopher Peterson
Grades K - 8
Grades 6 - 12
1. Have your child write a story about a time they overcame a challenge.

2. Listen to their story and spot the strengths you hear.

3. Encourage them to talk about strengths in other people after school, games, or performances.
Based on work by Shelly Gable
Showcase Good News
Dr. Chris Peterson
"Other People Matter"
Relationships at Home
1. Wait for you child(ren) to share good news or ask them What Went Well. This news can be large or small. Anything they are excited to share.

2. Stop what you are doing. This will be time well invested.

3. Keep them talking about their experience. Ask questions to build their joy!

4. Notice if they start sharing more often and then teach them the skill of Showcase The Good!
Reading Suggestions: The Optimistic Child or Authentic Happiness
Dr. Martin Seligman
Kids model YOU!
Grades K - 8
Grades 6 - 12
1. Teach your family the 4 styles of how people respond to good news.

2. Discuss how they respond and how they feel when you respond in each of the styles.

3. Ask for good news each day and practice Showcase The Good!
Meaning at Home
1. Use your family last name to create an acrostic of family values. Try looking to your VIA character strengths for inspiration.

2. For each value, create one ritual to practice as a family. Rituals should have a purpose and be personal to your family.

3. Have run and be playful with the rituals. See what sticks and what fades away. Be open to changing the rituals as kids grow up.
Grades K-8
Grades 6-12
1. Have your child write a personal mission statement.

2. Explore their habits, practices, and rituals to decide which support and which detract from their mission statement.

3. Encourage them to craft habits, rituals, and practices that enable their mission!
Reading Suggestion: The Power of Habit or Flow
Charles Duhigg, Miyal Csikszentmihalyi
What are Mindsets?
Mindset:
The beliefs you have about developing and growing intelligences, talents, and abilities.

Fixed Mindset:
The belief that intelligence, talents, and abilities are static and unable to be developed.

Growth Mindset:
The belief that intelligence, talents, and abilities can be developed over time.

Where is Your Mindset?
Accomplishment at Home
1. Spot your child doing something praise worthy.

2. Provide effective praise. Focus on the process, effort, or specific behavior.

3. After a few weeks, ask them to explain their success.

4. Keep the focus on possibility of learning and brain development.
Reading Suggestion: Mindset or The Originals
Dr. Carol Dweck or Adam Grant
What will you say?
Grades K-8
Grades 6-12
1. Have your child take the mindset survey.

2. Reframe what grades mean.

3. Watch the brain science video and note the neuroscience each time your child learns and grows.
Effective Praise is Process Focused

Names the specific effort, behavior or strategy that leads to the good outcome
Enables replication
Demonstrates authentic interest

Building a Growth Mindset
Ineffective Praise is Person Focused

Names the aspect of character, skill or talent that leads to the good outcome
"
You are so smart
"
Unintended effects are negative
Based on the work of Carol Dweck
How you praise your child matters, a lot!
Habit, Practice, or Ritual?
Habit:
goal is to automate behavior, complete tasks mindlessly, drive at a desired outcome

Practice:
goal is to learn, improve, or master a skill

RITUAL:
goal is to embody, anchor, and connect our actions to a greater purpose. Designed for us to act mindfully and with intention, to bring our whole selves to a moment.
Morning Routine to
Promote Nutrition
Harness the Power of Routines
Routines are blocks of time, designed to help us achieve our purpose through structure that keeps us MISSION focused.
Routines:
Constrain choices and
focus our attention
Enable and
promote action
Provide stability
to allow for mutability
"A routine is one of the most powerful tools you can access for living a meaningful life."
Jan Stanely, Writer, Positive Psychologist
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"I am not good
at art."
Reflection and Discussion

1. How will you enhance your
OWN
wellbeing,
resilience and performance with PERMA in
mind? Pick one skill to try.

2. How could you see Positive Education
impacting your students, classroom, and/or
school?
Your Dashboard
How much joy, gratitude, serenity, or love have you felt lately?
How much time are you spending on things that interest you?
How good are your relationships with the people in your life?
How connected do you feel to something larger than yourself?
How are you feeling about the goals you have set in your life?
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Goodbye with Gratitude!
Thriving children are better able to learn!
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