Resources for Educators

We believe there are two major impediments to change. We either do not know how to change, or we do not believe positive change is possible. Utilizing a decade of applied research in positive psychology led by Shawn Achor, we provide proven solutions for educators to solve both problems, helping staff and students to overcome both the mental and physical barriers to change, leading to more positive cultures, enhanced social and emotional learning, and better educational outcomes.

And now access our workshops and resources virtually. Our flagship Happiness Advantage │ Orange Frog Workshop™, and everything we did on-site, from coaching to certification is now available virtually with live group and video-based virtual training as well as self-study programs. Participants enjoy highly engaging, best-in-class experiential learning that leads to increased levels of optimism, new positive habits, and the foundation for lasting behavioral change.

We’ve also created tools and resources for staff, students, and families to help them return to psychological and emotional balance. We help people mobilize their optimism, find solutions and engage with their best brains.

Talk to one of our Happiness Advantage in education experts about your specific needs.

The Happiness Advantage I Orange Frog Workshop™ provides a springboard in education - for staff and students to infuse positive practices into their personal habits, school routines and the district’s culture. Our flagship offering, it has become the largest and most successful positive psychology training program for educators in the world.

Based on the works of positive psychology researcher, Shawn Achor and taught in Harvard’s famed happiness course, this evidence-based, experiential workshop provides a sustainable approach to improving culture, engagement and performance at the district, school, staff, and classroom levels leading to better organizational and educational outcomes.

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Our flagship workshop, now virtually facilitated, produced, and delivered turnkey to your staff in one-day or multi-day/time formats. Includes digitally delivered online pre-work and pre and post workshop assessments.

About The Virtual Experience

“I just finished the Orange Frog class and had a blast!  It was interactive and highly engaging.  The importance of a positive attitude upon every aspect of our lives cannot be overstated and the class provided many very practical and easy to implement best practices to help grow and maintain that positive energy.”

The group breakout sessions were great!”

“I like this format, user-friendly. Best online professional development yet.”

“Thank you so much for having us today! This was exactly what I needed to enter this school year.” 

“Love all the positive conversations in breakout rooms! And of course you guys making this possible and your positive lingo! Definitely needed this!”

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Train-the-Trainer & Certification Program

The benefits in terms of return on engagement, adaptability, resilience, and positive change readiness are substantial. The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ takes a fun and fresh attitude to Shawn Achor’s leading research on the impact of positive psychology in education and translates it into a powerful tool for creating sustainable results district wide.

The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ is designed so that district trainers can pass on the benefits of this program to their staff and students.


  • Professional materials from an internationally renowned author and a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success
  • A globally recognized process for increasing productivity, adaptability, resilience, and optimism in the workplace
  • Cost effective training with no development costs with minimal initial commitment to developing training capability
  • Experiential, interactive, and application-oriented training
  • Workshops that can be conducted at times and locations suited to your district’s needs
  • Workshops that are simple to launch and implement
  • An engaging way to develop a common language as training is rolled out across the district
  • A process for initiating positive performance that has been proven across continents and valued by managers and employees alike

Join other successful school districts across the country who are utilizing The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ to support positive school cultures. Add your own strategic initiatives into the framework and watch the impact of higher engagement and increased productivity on desired business and educational outcomes.

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Event Keynotes

Our presentations provide an effective way to introduce the key principles of The Happiness Advantage, create immediate interest and engagement, and prepare participants for the workshop experience and deeper implementation.

Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan, Devin Hughes and other happiness advantage expert presenters are available for conferences, kick-off events and other gatherings, both live and virtually, in formats ranging from 45 minutes to half-day interactive experiences for both team-based meetings and large audiences.

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Implementation & Sustainability Resources and Support

Moving from information to transformation requires active participation in creating new positive habits and lasting behavior changes within new and existing work routines to create a sustainable happiness advantage. If you are leading an engagement initiative, improving school culture, supporting SEL initiatives, or are simply interested in creating positive performance inside your district, we can support your implementation needs with additional resources and support.

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The Orange Frog by Shawn Achor

A parable based on positive psychology, sparking optimism & well-being, and increasing resilience and adaptability.

Caught between two worlds, Spark was exactly like every other frog in his pond with one notable exception. Spark emerges from a tadpole with a slight but noticeable orange spot. And this orange spot makes Spark feel uncomfortably different. What’s more, Spark begins to make a disconcerting observation; when he does things that make him feel better (and produce more positive results) the orange spots increase. Spark is left with a difficult decision; be normal, which makes him less conspicuous, or continue doing those things that make him happier, more productive and… more orange. So begins the parable of The Orange Frog, a disarming tale that serves as the starting point for The Happiness Advantage │ Orange Frog Workshop™.

Please Note: The Orange Frog was written as a component of The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop and is only available as part of that workshop. We make two exceptions: You can purchase a single copy for personal enjoyment, or if your district or school is interested in evaluating the workshop you can purchase up to 5 copies (per district) as part of your evaluation.

To purchase review copies at $19.95 plus shipping, contact us at