Curriculum Alignment

How P2 Aligns with Ohio’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

By Melissa Killingbeck

The Positivity Project lessons and concepts, centered around the five elements of the Other People Mindset and the 24 character strengths, perfectly align with the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies recommended by the Ohio Department of Education. 

Our a school-wide model, which includes daily 15-minute digital lessons, optional PBL units, and other tools, fit well into most SEL competencies. Through a dual focus on character & relationships, P2’s lessons empower America’s youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves (deliberately through lessons around the Other People Mindset and also through character strengths).  To read the full document, click here

To see how they align at a glance, click here.


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Melissa Killingbeck

Melissa Killingbeck is the Michigan State Leader for The Positivity Project. Prior to retiring from public education in 2019, Melissa proudly served as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and principal in the Flushing school district for 25 years. Melissa is passionate about P2, and as an elementary principal, helped lead her staff and students in its successful implementation. She has witnessed first hand the power of P2 and is “Fired Up” and honored to have the opportunity to help grow and support this powerful movement throughout the Mitten State. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan-Flint, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Marygrove College, and a Certificate of K-12 Administration from Eastern Michigan University. Melissa resides in Hubbard Lake, Michigan with her husband Casey, also a retired P2 principal, and their two children, Molly & Jack, both of whom attend Michigan State University - Go Green!