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Everybody has their own strengths

Everybody has their own strengths

Why seeing the good?

Why seeing the good?

The idea of actively seeing the good is at the core of positive pedagogy. By learning to know their strengths, children can feel joy and a sense of accomplishment that adds to their personal resources. By also learning to see strengths in others helps them to be supportive and cheer on one another. Sharing strengths and positive experiences pave the way for a brighter, more empathic future.

The optimists behind it all

The optimists behind it all

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We know that the world faces complex challenges. And we believe in the power of education to prepare the next generations to face and overcome those challenges. That’s why See the Good! exists. It’s designed and developed by a group of people who are both dreamers and doers. A mix of bright-minded designers, tech nerds, and education experts in Finland.

Doing something that truly matters

Doing something that truly matters

“As a teacher, I started working with kids who have special needs. They struggled with emotional and behavioral problems, didn’t succeed at school, and didn’t trust teachers. The traditional problem-focused approach was not going to work.


I started using positive pedagogy but lacked systematic and practical tools to find and develop their strengths and socio-emotional skills. I started to research and developed a method that brought their strengths and mine as a teacher to the surface. This was a game changer for me and my students, their parents, and the school. The students started to enjoy school, learn, and trust more.


I traveled every inch of Finland to meet teachers and create a positive educational impact. This story has grown and grown and turned into See the Good! app as well as books and other educational materials. The feedback has shown that the method and tools to go with it work.”

Kaisa, the founder of See the Good!

Our pedagogy experts

Our pedagogy experts

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Kaisa Vuorinen

Kaisa is originally a special education teacher and a solution-focused supervisor. She has a Ph.D. in educational sciences from the University of Helsinki. Her doctoral dissertation concentrated on character strengths. Since 2014, Kaisa has been developing practical material for positive pedagogy in pre-primary and primary school. She has also been teaching it extensively abroad.

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Lotta Uusitalo

Lotta is an adjunct professor of special education and a lecturer at the University of Helsinki. She has over twenty years of experience in class teaching, subject teaching, and special education teaching. She has been training teachers both in Finland and abroad. Lotta has researched learning difficulties and children’s experiences of happiness and strengths in pedagogy.

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It is research based and it works.

It is research based and it works.

Our method and tools are backed up by research conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland and co-developed with Finnish teachers.

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"Kaisa Vuorinen’s research work on strengths use in education addresses pressing educational needs, and provides research-based solutions."

Shiry Lavy. PhD, Senior Lecturer.
University of Haifa. Faculty of Education, Israel

Latest publications

Latest publications

Nourishing Compassion in Finnish Kindergarten Head Teachers: How Character Strength Training Influences Teachers’ Other-Oriented Behavior

Vuorinen, K., Pessi, A. B., & Uusitalo, L. (2020). Early Childhood Education Journal, 1-14.

Students’ usage of strengths and general happiness are connected via school-related factors

Vuorinen, K., Hietajärvi, L., & Uusitalo, L. (2020). Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1-13.

A character strength intervention in 11 inclusive Finnish classrooms to promote social participation of students with special educational needs

Vuorinen, K., Erikivi, A., & Uusitalo‐Malmivaara, L. (2019). Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 19(1), 45-57.

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