Positivity Project

The vision of the Positivity Project at Powell Elementary is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.” The Positivity Project aims to reach 2,000 schools and 1 million students nationwide by 2022.

The Positivity Project (P2) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify character strengths in us all.  The movement is based in the tenets of Positive Psychology.

Every one to two weeks, our students learn about a new character strength. By leveraging Positivity Project resources, provided free of cost, teachers use approximately 10-15 minutes per day to lead a discussion about that week’s strength. Teachers are equipped with resources but encouraged to tailor daily character education to their students’ unique needs.

Teachers are given resources and training on the 24 character strengths. 

September 8-14 Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Intro Week
September 15-21 Curiosity
September 22-28 Teamwork 
September 29-October 5 Open-mindedness
October 6-12 OPM2 - Being present and giving others my attention
October 13-19 Integrity
October 20-26 Perspective
October 27-November 2 Creativity
November 3-9 Bravery
November 10-16 OPM2 - Knowing my words & actions affect others
November 17-23 Gratitude
November 24-30 Gratitude
December 1-7 Kindness
December 8-14

Humility

December 15-21 Self-Control
January 5-11 Optimism
January 12-18 Prudence
January 19-25 Perseverance
January 26-February 1 OPM2 - Supporting others when they struggle
February 2-8 Forgiveness     
February 9-15 Love
February 16-22 Wild Card/Make-Up
February 23-29 Enthusiasm
March 1-7 Other People Matter Mindset
March 8-14 Social Intelligence
March 15-21 Love of Learning
March 22-28 Fairness
March 29-April 4 Humor
April 5-11 Wild Card/Make-Up
April 12-18 OPM2 - Identifying & appreciating the good in others
April 19-25 Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
April 26-May 2 Purpose
May 3-9 Leadership
May 10-16 Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2)