Transform Your School Culture for Student Success
A love of learning. It’s what we want for all of our students – in every classroom, every day.
We want them to thrive. But we know this is not the experience for all of our students and it is more challenging than ever to create a positive learning environment critical to student success.
The Thriving Learning Communities program applies the science of character strengths to the practice of teaching and learning. This research-based approach to improving students’ social and emotional competencies through the lens of character strengths is designed to increase motivation, engagement, learning and performance. Thriving Learning Communities is comprised of three critical elements.
1. Social and Emotional Learning sets the foundation for the program, addressing five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making (CASEL, 2005).
2. The Science of Character provides a common language from which to build social and emotional learning skills and accelerate motivation and engagement. Through our partnership with the VIA Institute, an international thought leader on character, our work is scientifically grounded in cutting-edge research.
3. Digital Tools, designed in partnership with experts at Happify, create an enhanced blended learning experience for students as they engage in online micro-learning activities designed to reinforce and extend classroom learning.