Mightifier app & benefits
What is Mightifier?
Mightifier is a positive education application and method helping students to master social and emotional skills. Mightifier is based on positive psychology and character strengths. With Mightifier students learn to give each other positive feedback based on character strengths. Regular mightifying in the classroom decreases bullying, reduces stress and creates a safe and encouraging learning environment. Teacher can follow the development of student well-being with Mightifier Wellbeing Pulse.
What is the background of the program?
The secret behind Mightifier is Finnish education system and the research in the field of positive psychology and character strengths. Mightifier has been co-created with Finnish teachers and students and certified by Finnish EdTech quality verification service Kokoa Standard.
What are the benefits of Mightifier?
Mightifier develops a wide variety of 21st century skills.
Individual level benefits: empathy, self-esteem, relationship skills, self-awareness, personal responsibility, school motivation, academic skills, optimistic thinking, stress relieving.
Classroom level benefits: group cohesion, class atmosphere, reduced bickering and bullying, growth mindset, reduced conflicts, collaboration skills, work peace, increased capacity to teach.
How does Mightifier improve social skills?
The idea of Mightifier is to find the positive in everyone’s behavior. Letting people know that they are responsible and appreciated for their actions has a great value in personal development. In Mightifier students practice character strengths and social skills like team work, self-regulation, social intelligence, honesty, compassion. Students also must recognize those strengths from their friends’ behavior and write feedback about them. This process develops communication skills, personal responsibility and collaboration skills.
For which age groups is Mightifier designed?
Mightifier is mostly used in primary schools. Mightifier works best with students who can read and write and are able to understand the concept of character strengths, usually 2nd graders and older, but every teacher knows their own class best. Mightifier also benefits younger students, if you just remember to give a little more time to think and write.
What languages Mightifier supports?
Mightifier application is available with user interface in English, Finnish and Swedish, but please note that you are free to write the questions & answers in any language.
I have a tight schedule and don’t know if I have time to use Mightifier. How often should I do it to benefit from it?
Mightifying is fast and easy. Once mightifying becomes a habit, each round takes about ten minutes and we recommend using Mightifier at least two times a week. If you don’t have time to complete all lesson plans, you can use Mightifier just as a tool for positive feedback and get benefits without any heavy effort.
Has Mightifier been awarded in any way?
• 1st prize at Nordic Female Angel Network’s Pitch Competition, Sep 2016
• 1st prize at City of Fukuoka (Japan) Pitch Competition at Europe’s leading startup event Slush, Nov 2016
• Grand Prix (the best in show) and Best Product prize at Vuoden Huiput (Finnish Design Competition), Apr 2017
• Best Design prize and shortlisted as a Most Innovative Product at Grand One (Finnish Design Competition), Apr 2017
• 1st prize at Arctic Pitching Competition, May 2017
• Winner of the Creative Business Cup Finland, Aug 2017
• 2nd prize at SULA Pitch, Sep 207
• Finnish representative in Ideas from Europe Semi-Finals, Nov 2017
• Ideas from Europe finalist in Apr 2018
Licenses, features & devices
Does Mightifier require a license?
Yes, Mightifier requires a license. Yearly Mightifier licenses are prized per student and you can buy licenses on class, school or city level.
What is included in the Mightifier-license?
With Mightifier license you get unlimited use of the Mightifier app. Teachers also get access to Mightifier teaching materials, including printable strength cards, discussion guides and lesson plans.
Do you offer training for teachers starting to use Mightifier?
We are more than happy to offer training to get you started. Please contact our team to hear more about the training options we offer.
What devices does Mightifier work on?
Mightifier® supports all devices with internet connection and a web browser. You can Mightifier on laptops, smartphones and tablet-devices. We recommend choosing Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser.
Do we need to have a device for everyone to use Mightifier?
Logging in and out is quick and easy. A whole class can use Mightifier even with one device!
Can we order any posters or other merchandise?
Unfortunately, there’s no Mightifier shop available. Let us know your interest in Mightifier posters when you contact our team to purchase a license.
Problems with registering
How can I start mightifying?
You can start your Mightifier trial by registering here. After you register, our team will contact you to help you purchase a Mightifier license.
I forgot one of my students or I typed someone’s name wrong
You can edit the student list of your class on your teacher’s account at admin.mightifier.com. Just type in a new name and add the student to your class. Please note that you can’t edit student names without deleting feedback that student has already written and received. Please contact us if student’s name needs to be edited. You can reach us by clicking the blue button in the bottom right corner of this page.
Do I have to add all my students immediately or can I do it later?
We highly recommend, that you add all your students at the same time. You can add or delete students later if necessary, but it’s best to add all the students to your class before you start mightifying.
When I try to open My cards-sheet, it doesn’t work
Please try with another browser, for example Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Several teachers from my school registered, but we typed the name of our school differently. Does this matter?
Yes, it does if you wish to follow the wellbeing development on a school level. You can edit the name of the school on the teacher’s account at admin.mightifier.com
Positive pedagogy and mightifying
How much time does mightifying take?
Opening a Mightifier round is quick and easy. New round can be opened in the matter of seconds. Mightifier round takes about 5-10 minutes. If you wish, you can exercise positive feedback and character strengths even more thoroughly with Mightifier teaching materials and lesson plans.
There are students in my class who don’t have any friends. How to make sure everyone they get positive feedback too?
Mightifier will take care of that for you! In Mightifier the default setting is a Mightifier-round in a random order. This means that everyone in the class gives and gets as much feedback as everyone else. Everyone matters, just as they are!
Some students are mean and behave inappropriately. Other students are having difficulties to say something positive about them. What should I do?
The ideology behind Mightifier and character strengths is that everyone of us is valuable and has different strength set. It’s important to explain to students that everyone has all the character strengths, but we use them differently in different situations. Encourage your students to be creative with feedback. If a classmate behaves poorly in school, could it be that they are persistent, brave or curious in hobbies for example? Highlighting the strengths will lead to using them more!
I prefer some character strengths to others. Do I have to teach them all?
A teacher can always pick the strength set that they want to use in their class. You don’t have to teach all strengths, but we highly recommend using wider selection. Each strength has its own qualities and none of them are more important than others. Everyone has all of them even though everyone has different top strengths.
Positive education is completely new thing to me and I feel I need more support. Are there any trainings available?
In addition to materials and lesson plans, we offer different trainings by experienced education specialists. We can customize our trainings for the needs of a specific customer. Please be in touch with us and we will see what kind of training set would be the most suitable for your needs!
How do I know what are a specific students’ character strengths?
We all have all 27 character strengths. Depending on the situation and the phase of life, our top strengths are changing. All character strengths can be practiced and developed so they are not fixed traits. Regular mightifying produces a strength profile for each student. It is the perfect tool for recognizing everyone’s top strengths or finding strengths you want to keep improving.
How fast can I see the impact of improving social skills in students’ test scores?
It depends on the class and the ways and frequencies of using Mightifier. Mightifier Wellbeing Pulse is a great way to follow the class wellbeing development. In the long run, improved social skills and overall wellbeing will lead to better learning outcomes too.
Why don’t feedback messages get through to my students?
If you have done a feedback round and the feedback won’t get through to your students, there’s a high probability that your student’s internet connection has dropped. Please check the connection from your student’s devices and refresh the page.