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Hello!We're Positive and we know that

Happy kids learn best!

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See the Good!

Our mission is to See the Good! and to promote well-being in all students. We are here to help teachers to learn, teach and assess diverse strengths and capabilities in their classrooms.

Social and emotional skills, like kindness, compassion and self-regulation, are among the most important factors behind human well-being. They allow individuals to manage their feelings, to achieve their academic and personal goals, to work with others, and to protect the common good. And, ultimately, to flourish in their lives!

Social and emotional skills are mentioned in OECD (2017) 21st century learning goals and in United Nations’ (2015) sustainable development goals as crucial parts of quality education.

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The Job

Everywhere in the world schools are required to teach and assess social and emotional skills.

Teachers are actively looking for solutions to teach the skills.

The Pains

There are no scalable, science-based, easy-to-use materials or methods to support teachers to integrate social and emotional skills teaching in their lessons.

Students’ wellbeing and social and emotional skills go hand-in-hand. High student wellbeing is a key factor in high academic results.

The Positive Method

Our Positive Method inspires teachers to See the Good! in students and to recognise their strengths. Furthermore, our Positive Methods enables teachers to learn, teach and assess social and emotional skills.

Our service consists of practice built tools to understand positive pedagogy and to use it with intuitive software and engaging activities.

Solution

Learn

Research-based practical knowledge and tools for teachers.

Digital

Practical online courses on positive education for teachers based on our highly popular teacher trainings.

 

Calling for Beta users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our software and help to develop it further.

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Trainings

Tailor-made on-site trainings by Finnish leading positive education professionals with experience in teacher education in a multitude of countries.

We run controlled interventions and publish our results in peer-reviewed journals. (Vuorinen, Erikivi & Uusitalo-Malmivaara, 2018; see more at uusitalomalmivaara.com).

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See the Good! Books and Cards

Our best seller See the Good! books and activity cards for teachers and students to learn the theory and practice of positive education.

“This is a brilliant, creative, easy-to-use opening with huge potential to make a difference. It brings along laughter, joy, insight, delightful openings towards others and ourselves. Connecting science and pragmatism, with a keen eye to what works, the See the Good! artefacts and material make it possible for us to be better as human beings and as fellow companions in the roads towards a good life”.

– Prof. Esa Saarinen. Aalto University, Finland.

Books and cards are available in English, Finnish and Swedish.

Order books and cards

Learn

Research-based practical knowledge and tools for teachers.

Digital

Practical online courses on positive education for teachers based on our highly popular teacher trainings.

Calling for Beta users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our software and help to develop it further.

JOIN THE BETA WAITLIST

Trainings

Tailor-made on-site trainings by Finnish leading positive education professionals with experience in teacher education in a multitude of countries.

We run controlled interventions and publish our results in peer-reviewed journals. (Vuorinen, Erikivi & Uusitalo-Malmivaara, 2018; see more at uusitalomalmivaara.com).

Request training

See the Good! Books and Cards

Our best seller See the Good! books and activity cards for teachers and students to learn the theory and practice of positive education.

“This is a brilliant, creative, easy-to-use opening with huge potential to make a difference. It brings along laughter, joy, insight, delightful openings towards others and ourselves. Connecting science and pragmatism, with a keen eye to what works, the See the Good! artefacts and material make it possible for us to be better as human beings and as fellow companions in the roads towards a good life”.

– Prof. Esa Saarinen. Aalto University, Finland.

Books and cards are available in English, Finnish and Swedish.

Order Books and Cards

Teach

Comprehensive Positive Teaching materials that offers a wide range of resources to choose from.

Digital

Guided and personalised lesson plans to deliver social and emotional skills teaching successfully embedded within the existing curriculum.

Engaging group activities using digital and physical materials in any subjects

Positive community provides hundreds of engaging activities to use seamlessly within local curriculums. Search by grade level, subject, and keyword to find activities made and shared by Positive teachers globally.

Calling for Beta users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our software and help to develop it further.

JOIN THE BETA WAITLIST

See the Good! books and cards

The See the Good! books and cards contain both theory on positive education and practical exercises. They are available in English, Finnish and Swedish and have been used by thousands of teachers in their daily jobs.

Order books and cards

Teach

Comprehensive Positive Teaching materials that offers a wide range of resources to choose from.

Digital

Guided and personalised lesson plans to deliver social and emotional skills teaching successfully embedded within the existing curriculum.

Engaging group activities using digital and physical materials in any subjects

Positive community provides hundreds of engaging activities to use seamlessly within local curriculums. Search by grade level, subject, and keyword to find activities made and shared by Positive teachers globally.

Calling for Beta users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our software and help to develop it further.

JOIN THE BETA WAITLIST

See the Good! Books and Cards

The See the Good! books and cards contain both theory on positive education and practical exercises. They are available in English, Finnish and Swedish and have been used by thousands of teachers in their daily jobs.

Order Books and Cards

Assess

Positive tools to set individual and class level goals and evaluate the progress.

Digital

Impact measurement tools to visualize the outcome of using Positive Method and an up-to-date visual solution to track and analyze key student well-being information.

Reliable metrics that allow policy-makers to make progress visible, and to address shortcomings.

Calling for Beta users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our software and help to develop it further.

JOIN THE BETA WAITLIST

Positive CV

Awarded education innovation to document versatile skills in every student.

Positive CV visualizes the evolution of student strengths and complements the academic school year report.

On Positive CV students receive feedback from their family, friends, hobbies and teachers.

“We appreciate the combining of the growth mindset with the Positive CV concept. We praise the ingenious simplicity of the concept. The Positive CV solution is a quantum leap in terms of the ways we currently identify expertise.”

– Laura Hirvi. President of the Jury. Ratkaisu 100, Sitra. Finnish Innovation Fund

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License: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA

Assess

Positive tools to set individual and class level goals and evaluate the progress.

Digital

Impact measurement tools to visualize the outcome of using Positive Method and an up-to-date visual solution to track and analyze key student well-being information.

Reliable metrics that allow policy-makers to make progress visible, and to address shortcomings.

Calling for Beta users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our software and help to develop it further.

JOIN THE BETA WAITLIST

Positive CV

Awarded education innovation to document versatile skills in every student.

Positive CV visualizes the evolution of student strengths and complements the academic school year report.

On Positive CV students receive feedback from their family, friends, hobbies and teachers.

“We appreciate the combining of the growth mindset with the Positive CV concept. We praise the ingenious simplicity of the concept. The Positive CV solution is a quantum leap in terms of the ways we currently identify expertise.”

– Laura Hirvi. President of the Jury. Ratkaisu 100, Sitra. Finnish Innovation Fund

Download materials

License: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA

Call for Beta Users

We are looking for educators and institutions willing to become the early adopters of our digital solution.

Write to us if you want to try our closed beta and help to develop it further. We will add you to the waiting list.

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About Us

Our Story

Our story started, as usual, with 2 friends. Our founders Kaisa and Lotta.

Kaisa used to work as a special teacher in a class with students with a multitude of challenges. After several years of trying to help her students she realized that a new approach needs to be found.

In 2014, she came to Lotta who worked as a researcher in University of Helsinki, in section of special education. Together they started to study the field that is now known as positive education. Kaisa began her PhD in Lotta’s supervision and piloted new strength-based methods in teaching. The results were compelling.

In 2015, Kaisa’s and Lotta’s first book, See the Good! and accompanying character strengths cards were published by PS-kustannus in Finland. The book and cards turned out to be a great success. Kaisa and Lotta started training teachers, early childhood educators, and principals all over Finland and soon abroad as well. The trainings were extremely popular reaching more than 10.000 educators.

An exercise book and other teaching materials were created to support the new pedagogy and a Swedish language version of the See the good! book was released. The humorous mascot crow, created by the smart illustrator Ina Majaniemi, became famous in almost every school in Finland.

In 2017, Positive Learning truly got air under its wings when Kaisa and Lotta with their team, Positive CV, won a big challenge competition organized by the Finnish Independence Fund SITRA.

The core idea behind Positive CV is to document all the skills, talents and achievements in every student so that they all will know where they excel. With the SITRA’s prize money of 500.000€ Kaisa and Lotta started a company that now produces research-based printed and digital learning materials globally.

The ultimate aim is to equip all teachers with capabilities of seeing and documenting the whole spectrum of skills in their students.

Positive Learning’s journey has been supported by the Finnish National Board for Education, Business Finland and several leading international investors. The company employs eight people. Teachers, coders and designers eager to give tools to a fresh, positive pedagogy focused on bringing out the best in every learner.

The Team

Kaisa Vuorinen

CEO, Founder
kaisa@positive.fi

Lotta Uusitalo

Head of Impact, Founder
lotta@positive.fi

Elina Paatsila - Positive CV

Elina Paatsila

Head of Teacher Training, Founder
elina@positive.fi

Tom Eklöf - Positive CV

Tom Eklöf

CTO, Co-Founder
tom@positive.fi

Pasi Kotilainen - Positive CV

Pasi Kotilainen

Pedagogical Lead, Co-Founder
pasi@positive.fi

Sergio Palomo - Positive CV

Sergio Palomo

Head of Design, Co-Founder
sergio@positive.fi

Timo Koro - Positive CV

Timo Koro

UX Developer, Co-Founder
timo@positive.fi

Saija Lehtonen

Chief Happiness Manager
saija@positive.fi

Mari Thure-Sivola - Positive CV

Mari Thure-Sivola

Teacher Trainer
mari@positive.fi

Jussi Laakkonen

Board member
jussi@positive.fi

Crow

Chief Story Teller

Good to Know Numbers

More than 35.000 units

of ”See the Good!” book 
sold
in 3 languages in 3 years.

16.000 Educators

trained in our pedagogy worldwide. They are now our early adopters.

6.800 Finnish Teachers

attended Positive Method training funded by Finnish National Agency for Education.

#1

shared prize in Sitra’s Ratkaisu 100 Social Innovation
competition held in Finland in 2017.

3 peer-reviewed

papers (Vuorinen et al., 2018; 2019) that show the relationship between
the Positive Method usage and improved student and teacher wellbeing, school-engagement, social relationships and happiness.

5 ongoing pilots

with three Asian schools
and more than 50 Finnish schools.

More than 1.456.773

character crows flying in kindergardens and schools all over the world.

Our Advisors

Niko Lindholm

Edtech Advisor

Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Lauri Järvilehto

Professor of Practise

Aalto University

Lauri Toivonen

Marketing Director

SOK

Najat Ouakrim-Soivio

PhD Educational Sciences

Assessment Research and Training

Sulka Haro

Lead Designer

Mainframe Industries

Olli Vallo

CEO

Education Alliance Finland

Countries with schools which have embraced the positive method

© We’re Positive Learning Ltd from Finland, but our friends call us Positive!

Contact us on hello@positive.fi

Lapinlahdenkatu 16 (Maria01), 00180 Helsinki, Finland.

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Language: English | Suomi

Happy kids learn best.