Become a Certified
Positive Educator

What you get with this certification:

Training

Live online training with positive psychology experts.

Toolkit

250+ teaching animations, worksheets, lesson plans, games.

Tribe

Collaborate with dedicated educators in a fun learning environment.

Bring the Power of Positive Psychology Into Your Classroom 

The 8 week online module begins July 2, 2020!

Educators today are faced with unprecedented access to information about happiness, wellbeing and life satisfaction. Not only is it important for you to be happier, more resilient, empowered, motivated and successful, but it's also more and more critical that your students learn these skills too.

Positive Education uses wellbeing science to encourage, enable and enhance skills of resilience and wellbeing. We'll quip you with a foundation in positive psychology science and enable you to instantly apply the knowledge in the classroom. Like SEL and Character Education, Positive Education prioritizes the so-called "soft-skills" ( relationship building, self-compassion, growth mindset) but unlike many programs offered to schools, the focus is whole-school- from teachers & students to parents and the greater community.

The PEC Program will empower you with the tools for building greater positive emotions, engagement, flourishing relationships, greater meaning and purpose, accomplishment and vitality.

Details

The PEC Program meets online, via Zoom. Educators K-12 are welcome. Participants will complete weekly "quests" to deepen their learning and create a final project which will support them in uniquely bringing Positive Education into their school.

Classes are held for two hours, once per week for a total of sixteen weeks, or twice per week for a total of eight weeks. In order to earn the certificate, participants must attend at least 60% of the live weekly online classes.

A Module-by-Module Breakdown

MODULE ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • Program Overview
  • Positive Psychology & Positive Education
  • The PERMA-V Model
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Enhancing Positivity
  • Working with Negativity

MODULE TWO

POSITIVITY LEVEL 1 & ENGAGEMENT LEVEL 1

  • Broaden & Build, Narrow & Focus
  • Gratitude
  • Psychological Capital
  • Engagement
  • Self-Regulation & Willpower
  • Energy Depletion & Repletion

MODULE THREE

RELATIONSHIPS LEVEL 1 & MEANING LEVEL 1

  • Flourishing Relationships
  • Social Contagion
  • Social Capital
  • Loneliness
  • Inducing Belonging
  • Meaning & Purpose
  • Meaning Buffers Stress
  • Perspectives on Work
  • Making Meaning

MODULE FOUR

ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 1 + VITALITY LEVEL 1

  • Intro to Achievement
  • Academic Tenacity
  • Intro to Vitality
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Stress Response
  • Relaxation Response
  • Approaches to Anxiety
  • Stress Better
  • Mindfulness
  • Breathing

MODULE FIVE

POSITIVITY LEVEL 2 & ENGAGEMENT LEVEL 2

  • Resilience Skills
  • Learned Helplessness
  • Learned Optimism
  • Preventative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • ABC Model & ETR Model
  • Navigating Thoughts & Feelings
  • Building EI by Engaging with Thoughts

MODULE SIX

RELATIONSHIPS LEVEL 2 & MEANING LEVEL 2

  • Optimistic Explanatory Style
  • Pessimistic Explanatory Style
  • The Storytelling Brain
  • The Neuroscience of the Past, Present & Future
  • Helping kids make sense of their world
  • Self-compassion

MODULE SEVEN

ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 2 & VITALITY LEVEL 2

  • Self-efficacy
  • Goal-setting
  • Problem-solving
  • Mental Contrasting
  • Movement for Learning
  • Brain Chemistry

MODULE EIGHT

POSITIVITY LEVEL 3 & ENGAGEMENT LEVEL 3

  • Reframing Thoughts
  • Shifting Emotional States
  • Brain Biases & Heuristics
  • From Judging to Learning
  • Disputing Beliefs
  • The 5Cs of Mindfulness

MODULE NINE

RELATIONSHIPS LEVEL 3 & MEANING LEVEL 3

  • Cultivating Curiosity
  • Empathy & Kindness
  • Oxytocin
  • Introversion & Extroversion
  • Communication Skills
  • Communicating Needs & Values

MODULE TEN

ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 3 & VITALITY LEVEL 3

  • Thoughtholes & Thinking Traps
  • Somatic Psychology in the Classroom
  • Movements for creating calm
  • Movements for creating energy
  • Movements for creativity & learning

MODULE ELEVEN

POSITIVITY LEVEL 4 & ENGAGEMENT LEVEL 4

  • Growth Mindset
  • Fixed Mindset
  • Praise & Criticism
  • Characterization
  • Person Praise
  • Process Praise
  • Outcome Praise

MODULE TWELVE

RELATIONSHIPS LEVEL 4 & MEANING LEVEL 4

  • Altruism
  • Helper Mindset
  • Purpose in Life
  • Helping children become other-centered
  • Creating Rituals

MODULE THIRTEEN

ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 4 & VITALITY LEVEL 4

  • Flow Psychology
  • Peak Performance
  • Helping kids get in the zone
  • Creating Habits
  • Types of Meditation

MODULE FOURTEEN

POSITIVITY LEVEL 5 & ENGAGEMENT LEVEL 5

  • Strengths Language
  • Spotting, Naming & Building Strengths
  • Strengths Interventions
  • Savoring
  • Positivity & Engagement Review

MODULE FIFTEEN

RELATIONSHIPS LEVEL 5 & MEANING LEVEL 5

  • Forgiveness
  • Building Trust and Community
  • Reciprocity
  • Loving-Kindness
  • Relationships & Meaning Review

MODULE SIXTEEN

ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 5 & VITALITY LEVEL 5

  • Grit
  • Sleep
  • Achievement & Vitality Review
  • Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
  • Positive Education not in a Nutshell
  • Celebrations and next steps!

Why Positive Education?

  • Boost Emotional Intelligence
  • Improve Classroom Behavior
  • Develop Goal-Setting Skills
  • Increase Resilience Skills
  • Boost Self-Regulation
  • Build Growth Mindset
  • Prevent Hopelessness
  • Raise Test Scores
  • Increase Optimism
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Increase Focus
  • Reduce Bullying

Ready to become a Certified Positive Educator?

In the Positive Education Certification (PEC) program, educators learn leading edge science from the field of positive psychology to apply directly in a classroom setting.

The PEC Program meets online, via Zoom. Educators K-12 are welcome. Participants will complete weekly "quests" to deepen their learning and create a final project which will support them in uniquely bringing Positive Education into their school.

Classes are held for two hours, once per week for a total of sixteen weeks, or twice per week for a total of eight weeks. In order to earn the certificate, participants must attend at least 60% of the live weekly online classes.

Enrollment is now open.

PEC.10 - Winter 2020
Dates:
February 19th, 2020 - June 3rd, 2020 (16 Weeks)
Time: Wednesdays from 8-10pm Eastern Standard (US)
Tuition: $1,800

PEC.11 - Summer 2020
Dates:
July 2nd, 2020 - August 25th, 2020 (8 Weeks)
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9-11am Eastern Standard (US)
Tuition: $1,800 $1500 Early Bird Pricing!

Winter 2020

$1800 Enrollment closing soon!
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2018
    to Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
  • Meets online once per week
  • 16 weeks of classes
  • Wednesdays
    8pm-10pm (ET/NYC)
  • Includes 1 year GoZen! Pro access

Summer 2020

$1800 $1500 Early Bird Pricing until May 7th!
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 2020
    to Thursday, August 25th, 2020
  • Meets online twice per week
  • 8 weeks of classes
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    9am-11am (ET/NYC)
  • Includes 1 year GoZen! Pro access

Note: All prices are listed in USD.
Payment will be processed through the GoZen.com website.