Curriculum Alignment

The Positivity Project (P2) is an evidence-based program that aligns with state-specific mental health, social-emotional learning, character education, and academic standards. P2 also interfaces with MTSS, PBIS, International Baccalaureate, Responsive Classroom, Restorative Practices, and more. P2 resources are differentiated Pre-K–12 and centered on positive psychology’s 24 character strengths and the Other People Mindset elements.

We invite you to explore the alignment resources, videos, and blog posts below to learn more about how a P2 partnership can support the unique needs of your school or district.

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  1. Evidence-Based
  2. State Standards Alignment: Social-Emotional, Character, and Resiliency
  3. CASEL Alignment
  4. MTSS Alignment
  5. Mental Health Alignment
  6. Academic Curriculum Standards Alignment
  7. International Baccalaureate (IB) Alignment
  8. Virtual Learning Alignment
  9. Responsive Classroom Alignment
  10. PBIS and Restorative Practices Alignment
  11. Zones of Regulation


The Positivity Project meets the criteria for a Tier 2 evidence-based intervention under ESSA. Therefore, the cost of a P2 partnership is an eligible evidence-based intervention for schools to include under Title I, II, and IV.

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Social-Emotional, Character, and Resiliency Alignment

Educators often ask if P2 aligns with state-specific social-emotional learning, character education, or resiliency standards. The answer is that P2 is well-aligned across all states.

We are currently partnered with over 850 schools in more than 20 states across the country. To see how P2 aligns with specific state learning standards, choose an option below.

CASEL Alignment

Educators often ask if P2 aligns with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies. The answer is that P2 is well aligned. Although we are not affiliated with CASEL, our resources are aligned with the competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

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Beyond Tier 1: MTSS Alignment

At Tier 1, The Positivity Project helps schools develop a common school-wide vocabulary, positive culture, and self-aware, empathetic students. P2 also goes beyond Tier 1 and includes Tier 2 and Tier 3 resources. These resources support a school’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) efforts. MTSS is a framework focusing on intervention best practices in academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support.

As the Texas Education Agency explains, there are typically three tiers of support in an MTSS model. Tier 1 includes high-quality classroom-wide instruction and support for all students. Tier 2 provides targeted support to address a student’s gaps in skills. Tier 3 involves intensive support, usually provided more frequently and in smaller groups.

Check out P2’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 Resources

P2 Tier 2 and 3 Resources

Mental Health Alignment

Educators and lawmakers are increasingly focused on students’ mental health. As of April 2021, over $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds have been explicitly dedicated to supporting mental health in New York schools. In 2018, New York State (NYS) became one of the first to provide guidance for effective mental health education in classrooms and schools. According to the NYSED document, “Quality mental health education is especially urgent right now, as NYS and our nation confront serious issues that impact our children’s lives both in and out of school, such as teen suicide, bullying and cyberbullying, and opioid and alcohol addiction.” To see how NYS educators view P2’s alignment with NYS mental health standards, please see below.

NYS Mental Health Requirements Align with The Positivity Project

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NYS Student Mental Health/Social Emotional Needs: One New York District’s Journey

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How New York State Mental Health Requirements Align with The Positivity Project

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Academic Curriculum Standards Alignment

Through impactful lessons, classroom discussions, and reflections on character, students learn to identify, appreciate, and articulate character strengths in themselves and others. Concepts taught through P2 blend with national curriculum standards across core subjects and grade levels. See below for our K-12 Academic Curriculum Standards Alignment and for examples of how educators have used P2 to enhance their students’ ELA assignments.

Find your grade level’s Academic Curriculum Standards Alignment

Academic Standards Alignment


Check out the blog post – “The Wild Robot’s Character Strengths” to learn how P2 bolsters ELA

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International Baccalaureate Alignment

The Positivity Project leverages lessons and concepts centered on positive psychology’s 24 character strengths and five elements of the Other People Mindset (OPM). These directly align with the desired outcomes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile, which empowers students to take charge of their learning and fosters the development of strong academic, social, and emotional traits in learners. P2’s 24 character strengths and OPM elements provide an expanded vocabulary for IB schools to describe how their students are meeting the 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools.

See how P2 aligns with each IB Profile Characteristic

P2-IB Learner Alignment

Virtual Learning

Moving forward, we know that how instruction is delivered may continue to look different. Building a positive classroom culture and meeting your students’ social and emotional needs has become more complex — and more important — than ever.  See how The Positivity Project’s suite of digital resources can meet your social-emotional and character education needs, regardless of your classroom setting. 

Check out our blog post – “Virtual Learning with The Positivity Project”

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Responsive Classroom

Whether you’re implementing P2 as a standalone social-emotional learning/character education curriculum or in tandem with other programs, P2 empowers schools to build and sustain a positive school climate and culture. See below for how schools use P2 to enhance essential components of Responsive Classroom, such as during classroom meetings and family partnerships.

See how P2 aligns with Responsive Classroom

P2-RC Alignment

PBIS and Restorative Practices

Social-emotional learning is considered an essential element of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices. When implemented school-wide with fidelity — these practices can build safer, more effective schools. See how The Positivity Project can be woven into school-wide PBIS and Restorative Practices frameworks.

Check out the blog post – “The Positivity Project’s Alignment With The Framework Of Social-Emotional Learning, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Restorative Practices”

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Zones of Regulation

The P2 & Zones calendar aligns the scope and sequence of The Positivity Project with Zones of Regulation lessons, aiming to simplify blending the two initiatives at your school. By following this calendar, you’ll be empowered to ground your entire school community with a common character-driven vocabulary while simultaneously infusing the Zones of Regulation language into your school culture.

Check Out the Calendars Below

P2-Zones August Calendar

P2-Zones September Calendar