Positivity Project

The vision of the Positivity Project at Lynbrook ES is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”

What is the Positivity Project?

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.

Schedule of Activities

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 several times a week 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. Here is the schedule for the 2019-20 year: 

September 9-13 OPM2 - Other People Matter Mindset
September 16-20 Curiosity
September 23-27 Teamwork
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 Open-mindedness
October 7-11 OPM2 - Being Present and Giving Others My Attention
October 14-18 Integrity
October 21-25 Perspective
Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 Creativity
November 4-8 Bravery
November 11-15 OPM2 - Knowing my words and actions affect others
November 18-22 Gratitude
Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 Gratitude
December 2-6 Kindness
December 9-13 Humility/Modesty
December 16-20 Self-Control
January 6-10 Optimism/Hope
January 13-17 Prudence
January 20-24 Perseverance
January 20-26 Prudence
Jan. 27- 31 OPM2 - Supporting others when they struggle
February 3-7 Forgiveness
February 10-14 Love
February 17-21 Wild-card/Make-up
Feb. 24 - 28 Enthusiasm
March 2-6 OPM2 - Cheering others' success
March 9-13 Social Intelligence
March 16-20 Love of Learning
March 23-27 Fairness
Mar. 30 - Apr. 3 Humor
April 6-10 Wild-card/Make-up
April 13-17 OPM2 - Identifying and appreciating others
April 20-24 Appreciation of Beauty
Apr. 27 - May 1 Purpose
May 4-8 Leadership
May 11-15 OPM2 - Other People Matter Mindset 

Positivity Project Website

Positivity Project Video