Positive education is many things—a philosophy, a practice, and perhaps most importantly, a perspective. It’s the practical application of the science of positive psychology, or the “study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2008). It’s time broaden the goal of positive education, which is to increase well-being and cultivate flourishing, beyond classrooms and campuses. We aim to educate our community organizations about the truly seismic shift that can come from small changes in the way we view our world and the people in it. It’s too good not to share.
Peterson, C. (2008). What is positive psychology, and what is it not? Psychology Today. Retrieved from:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-good-life/200805/what-is-positive-psychology-and-what-is-it-not