classroom strengths

Celebrating Strengths: A School Project with VIA at its Heart

May 16, 2014 by ·

A few weeks ago I once more visited the wonderful Downshall Primary School, a school that is embedding character strengths across the curriculum as a way of building confidence and enjoyment in students and teachers.  My visit was part of Downshall’s Festival of Wisdom celebrations. I focused on storytelling... Read More

perspective changes everything

Moving in the Right Direction with Perspective

April 9, 2014 by ·

Of the 24 character strengths perspective seems to be at the nucleus. Everyday each of us is faced with a variety of day to day choices and challenges. Our perspective has the power to positively affect all 23 other character traits. Read More

How Do You Teach Your Child About Curiosity?

February 21, 2014 by ·

By teaching our children about #curiosity , we are teaching them about using so many other #VIAstrengths as well. Did you know we have a VIA Survey for youth to learn about character strengths? Please visit our site to learn more. Read More

Teaching Kids About Honesty

February 20, 2014 by ·

Earlier this month we asked the question on our Facebook page, “What are some ways you teach your kids about the strength of honesty?” and we got some great responses that we wanted to share. Do you have a thought to add to our discussion? It is not too... Read More

Celebrating Strengths: A School Project With VIA At Its Heart

February 17, 2014 by ·

Jenny Fox Eades, a respected education advisor and author, created a program called Celebrating Strengths to introduce positive psychology into schools. We are thrilled that she is sharing with us and our blog readers a post series on her program. This is the third in her series. Good things... Read More

Ideas For Encouraging Curiosity In Children

February 5, 2014 by ·

On our Facebook page yesterday, we asked our fans to share ideas for encouraging their child’s curiosity strength. Below are the answers we received. Do you have ideas to add to this list? Please click on ‘comment’ in the Facebook post to add your idea. Post by VIA Institute... Read More

Ten Mistakes Parents Today Make

January 22, 2014 by ·

We want to thank Kari Kampakis, a columnist, blogger, and former children’s photographer from Birmingham, Alabama, for sharing her personal story that all parents can learn from about growing strengths in their children. When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child.... Read More

Celebrating Strengths: Bringing Character Strengths Into Schools

January 17, 2014 by ·

Jenny Fox Eades, a respected education advisor and author, created a program called Celebrating Strengths to introduce positive psychology into schools. We are thrilled that she will be sharing with us and our blog readers a post series on her program. This is the second in her series. To... Read More

A Strength-Based Look Beneath The Bully

January 9, 2014 by ·

Fiona Trembath, author and strengths-based educator, shares this insight and perspective on bullying. To learn more about Fiona, please visit www.fromstrengthtostrength.com.  An interesting thing about bullying: there’s fear on both sides. Where the bully is motivated by fear; the bullied is fearful. Just as a bully’s underlying distrust, jealousy... Read More

Celebrating Strengths: A School Project Using VIA Strengths

December 11, 2013 by ·

Jenny Fox Eades, a respected education advisor and author, created a program called Celebrating Strengths to introduce positive psychology into schools. We are thrilled that she will be sharing with us and our blog readers a post series on her program. This is the first in her series. Please... Read More