Positivity Project

The vision of the Positivity Project at West Springfield ES is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the #OtherPeopleMindset. These are the five elements intended to help people understand ways to build positive relationships in their own lives: identifying and appreciating the good in others, knowing my words and actions affect others, supporting others when they struggle, cheering others’ successes, and being present and giving others my attention.

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 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.

Aug. 23-27 & Aug. 30 - Sep. 3

Other People Mindset (OPM)

Sep. 6-10 & Sep. 13-17

Curiosity

September 20-24

Teamwork

September 27 - October 1

Open-mindedness

October 4-8

OPM- Being present and giving others my attention

October 11-15

Forgiveness  

October 18-22

Creativity

October 25-29

Perspective

Nov. 1-5 & Nov. 8-12

OPM- Supporting others when they struggle

November 15-19

Gratitude

Nov. 22-26 & Nov. 29 - Dec. 3

Kindness

December 6-10

OPM- Knowing my words and actions affect others

December 13-17

Self-Control

January 3-7

Optimism

January 10-14

Perseverance

Jan. 17-21 & Jan. 24-28

Bravery

Jan. 31- Feb. 4

Integrity

February 7-11

Love

February 14-18

Humility

February 21-25

OPM- Cheering others' success

Feb. 28 - March 4

Enthusiasm

March 7-11

Social Intelligence

March 14-18

Love of Learning

March 21-25

Humor 

Mar. 28 - Apr. 1

Fairness

April 11 - 15

Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

April 18-22

OPM- Identifying & appreciating the good in others

April 25-29

Prudence

May 2-6

Purpose

May 9 - 13

Leadership

May 16 - June 3

Wildcard/Make-Up Weeks

June 6-10

Outro Week- Other People Mindset