Positive Action is a multipurpose model that achieves multiple results in 25 categories, from improved academics to reduced violence. It becomes the heart of the school, helping all persons—students, teachers, administrators, and support—staff members—meet their purposes while interacting with others in meaningful, positive ways. With Positive Action in place, everything that happens in the school is within the context of doing positive actions. The Positive Action program really does cover it all, which simplifies education for teachers, students, and parents.
The Positive Action philosophy—you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions—is the foundation of these efforts. Through this unifying philosophy, Positive Action incorporates each of the elements that define our lives—physical, intellectual, social and emotional domains. This integrated approach streamlines efforts to provide students, faculty and parents a logical approach to healthy human development.
Equipped with the right tools and training, schools, districts and other sites can attain goals that once seemed insurmountable. By escaping the fragmented and myopic approach to behavior that is all too common, the classroom can become a true learning environment that is welcoming for all. Transforming the classroom and site climate into a nurturing environment will motivate students to learn and develop their intrinsic interest in learning.
As students begin their newfound journey, they feel that sense of awe and inspiration that envelops us when we find our true desire to learn. This creates a positive cycle that changes the dynamics of their daily lives. This is evident in the research and obvious to those who witness these changes first-hand:
Reduction in Unhealthy Body Mass Index
Reduction in bullying
Improvement in Math Achievement
Reduction in depression
No other program or system can affect each of these domains. Only through a comprehensive and integrated approach can educators truly address the needs of their students.