Positive Education

Our Positive Education Solutions help all educational communities to flourish, from early childhood to tertiary education.  We’re recognised global leaders in Positive Education with a proven track record in successfully applying the latest scientific research to create positive school cultures.

Why Positive Psychology in Education?

Whilst historically, schools may have aimed for academic excellence as sole evidence for their success, there are growing numbers of schools who are now acknowledging the need to develop students in a more holistic way. With a stronger focus on well-being, much of this is in recognition of the increasing statistics on psychological distress and mental illness in our children and adolescents, and the realisation of the need to take a more proactive, rather than reactive approach to mental health.

The Positivity Institute is a leader in Positive Education in Australia and globally. Dr. Suzy Green, our Founder, has been a pioneer and leader in the field having worked with various educational communities from early childhood centres through to universities. 

What is Positive Education?

Positive Education aims to provide a whole-school approach to wellbeing and is increasingly being implemented through the provision of bespoke Positive Education Programs. Positive Education Programs build on a school’s strengths and what it’s currently doing well, combined with an integrated adoption of new approaches to wellbeing, primarily based on the science of Positive Psychology.

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Our Approach

Our approach to Positive Education is bespoke. Using a collaborative approach, we systematically and methodically identify the specific needs of the school in the planning phase and design tailored solutions. Our programs are based on the RAW Model of Flourishing (Green & Palmer, 2018) and the 6M Foundations of Flourishing (Green 2019). The RAW model highlights the interplay of resilience, achievement and well-being. The 6M Model identifies 6 key pathways or “ways to well- being”. Each of the 6 components has been identified in research and practice to be key psychological skills required for a flourishing life.

How we help

Our Positive Education Solutions

Keynotes

Dr Suzy Green has delivered keynote presentations across the globe, focusing on Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology. Contact us here for more.

Workshops

Offerings catered to your organisations specific needs. Contact us here for more.

Positive Education Consulting

Bespoke designed consulting services. Contact us here for more.

Leadership Coaching

Collaborative, individualised consulting to inspire leaders to flourish. Contact us here for more.

Student Coaching

Bespoke designed consulting services for students navigating their way through the rigours of school. Contact us here for more.

Pioneers of Positive Education Podcast

Listen in to the podcast special here

In The Pioneers of Positive Education Podcast Series, Dr Suzy Green speaks with leading consultants, educators, and academics who are passionate about Positive Education.Through Season 1, 2 and 3 learn about their experiences and journeys in creating flourishing students, educators and whole school communities.

Suzy’s expert guests share their experiences, key learnings and recommendations for those already implementing or considering implementing Positive Education in their schools. This series features Geelong Grammar School, Outdoor Education Group, Loreto Ballarat, Mt Barker High School, Mt St Michael’s College Brisbane and Ravenswood School for Girls.

Testimonials

Thanks for reminding us all of the learnings we’ve gained in this journey. Equipping our young people and our staff with the skills and attributes to to thrive is not something just tick off our educational lists. It must be enduring, holistic, lived and most importantly, it must be authentic in its aims. Words alone will not carry us through. Thanks again Suzy for all you bring together to remind us of this.

Christine Shaw, Deputy Head and Head of Senior School at Ballarat Grammar

“Thank you for your relentless passion, generosity, and contribution. You and your team continue to make such an impact and the coaching psych addition is another example of your capacity to innovate through practice – as you learn with your partner clients and schools. Awesome.”

David Bott, Associate Director, Institute of Positive Education - Geelong Grammar School

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