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Educators learn about the latest research in positive psychology on topics relevant to enhancing student performance. They will also learn techniques they can implement in the classroom to teach children these skills. The training can be an hour, a day, or a few hours over several days.

Benefits of Teacher Traning:

  • Learn cutting edge skills that are transferable to the classroom.
  • Learn how to teach children skills that will enable them to become more successful.

Partners in Thriving allows clients to select trainings from the list below.

1. Focusing On the Positive

We live in a deficit oriented society, that is, a society saturated with negative news and images.  Learning to re-focus on what is positive, what is working, and what makes us feel good allows us to think more creatively and to cultivate a sense of inner well-being.   You will learn to use positive questions to increase focus on the positive.

2. Strengths - What We Do Well

The bad weighs more than the good. We tend to be more aware of what we don’t do well than what we can do well.  Most people are not aware of their strengths. Knowing your strengths and using them increases well-being. You will learn what strengths are, how to identify your personal strengths and how to use them effectively.

3. Practicing Savoring and Gratitude

Most of us are aware of the importance of attending to and appreciating the good in our lives. Research shows that practicing savoring and gratitude considerably increases personal well-being.  We will discuss the latest studies on savoring and gratitude, and you will learn tools that will enable you to express more gratitude and increase savoring.

4. Injecting Well-being into our Lives

There are many roads to well-being. Positive psychology tells us that three of the most direct are pleasure, engagement and meaning.  You will learn activities and tools to enable you to walk these paths to well-being.

5. Others Matter

Research tells us that social support is key to well-being. We tend to have an easy time empathizing with and encouraging others during bad times. But fostering relationships during good times is just as important.  You will learn tools that will enable you to enhance your social support by responding effectively when good things happen to others.

6. Grit

Accomplishing our goals feels good, but it isn’t always easy. Studies have shown that success follows more from perseverance than intelligence.  You will learn the importance of grit, and how to be gritty in order to help you accomplish your goals.

7. The ABCs of Resilience

To become more resilient, we have to understand how our thoughts impact our feelings and behavior. Contrary to what most people believe our emotions and behavior are not triggered by events, they are triggered by our interpretation of events. You will learn how your thoughts impact your feelings and subsequent reactions and how to think more flexibly to become more resilient.