Curriculum Alignment

How The Positivity Project Aligns with CASEL

By Melissa Killingbeck

The Positivity Project lessons and concepts, centered around the five elements of the Other People Mindset and the 24 character strengths, align with the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies and subtopics as developed by The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, also known as CASEL.

Our school-wide model, which includes daily 15-minute digital lessons, optional PBL units, and other tools, fits 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.


Wondering what The Positivity Project could look like in your classroom? We’d like to invite you, and any of your colleagues, to see what #PositivityInAction looks like with a free 7-day trial. You can sign up here so that you can get a true sense of The Positivity Project’s benefits: easy and adaptable for teachers, engaging and impactful for students, and a schoolwide common vocabulary, and positive culture.

Melissa Killingbeck
P2 Curriculum Manager

Melissa Killingbeck is the Curriculum Manager for The Positivity Project and ensures our resources are at their highest quality. Melissa earned her bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in elementary education and holds a Master's in Education with certification in K-12 administration. Before joining the P2 team, Melissa was a successful P2 Partner School principal in Flushing, Michigan, where she worked for 25 years as a teacher, instructional coach, and principal. After retiring from public education in 2019, Melissa relocated to northern Michigan with her husband Casey and their Silver Lab, Tank. When not knee-deep in P2 resources, Melissa can be found rockhounding along a lakeshore, enjoying a boat ride with Casey and Tank, or "downstate" visiting their two grown children.