What can you do to support Positive Education?

  1. Develop a mindfulness practice, which includes not only things like meditation and yoga, but is defined as “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us (mindful.org).
  2. Use Active Constructive Responding to allow your child/ren to re-live and savor the positive experiences, and use “I” statements to give feedback on the “not so positive” events.
  3. Start a gratitude journal – write down three good things that happen each day and reap the benefits of positive emotion.
  4. Adopt a growth mindset for yourself. It is impossible to have one for others without first having one for yourself.
  5. Focus on character strengths in all situations. Dr. Lea Waters book The Strength Switch is a great place to start to learn more about how to do this.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.