The 2018 World Positive Education Accelerator combined the science of positive education & David Cooperrider‘s appreciative inquiry methods with a goal of making a quantum leap in the ways positive education impacts academics and well-being around the world.
Positive Education uses individual strengths and personal motivation to promote learning.
There’s a ton of research on what it takes to live a happy and meaningful life. There was a strong agreement from all the experts in attendance including Martin Seligman, Lea Waters and Angela Duckworth that we can do more to promote wellness.
The AI model is a method of design that looks like this:
Through this process, 1200 stakeholders including academics, educators, students, and parents participated in a highly creative process dreaming of a new future.
What positive psychology experts agree on is that when we take away all mental illness and all mental distress we still don’t have mental wellness.
We are not flourishing or thriving.
The Equation2thrive movement was one of many actions born from this process.
Our goal was bringing awareness to every individual’s personal ability to recognize and actualize their individual equation to thrive.
My personal belief is in an overarching equation that can be used every single day by every single person. It looks something like this:
The social media movement encourages individuals to reflect on their equation. It can be different every day. Sometimes you need relaxation + refection while at other times you need conversation + activity. The great thing is that there is no wrong answer.
In summary, I will leave you with the statement our team designed as well as a simple call to action.
Equation2thrive is a global movement leveraging the multiplier of positive education, spotlighting an individual’s unique potential to live a connected and meaningful life. From influencers to classrooms, carpool conversations and boardrooms all the way to the United Nations, we want everyone to know your equation matters We leave you with a simple question #what’s your equation
Please reflect, make a short video like the one below and post it on your social feeds #equation2thrive #whatsyourequation