Gratefulness In School
Demonstrating appreciation to others for what I have and how they have helped me
To practice Gratefulness I will:
- show others how much I appreciate them
- write thank-you notes
- take care of what I have
- count my benefits rather than my burdens
- be content
by Jill Tomey
Expressing Gratitude exercises your Gratefulness muscles and makes you more aware of additional things for which to be Grateful. Having Gratitude practices in the classroom helps students to exercise their Gratefulness muscles, making them easier to use in other settings. How can you model Gratefulness with other teachers or your students? What can you do to help students be Grateful to their classmates, school personnel, families, coaches, and all the others that contribute to their life? It’s easy to be grateful this time of year, but the real challenge is setting the stage for the experience year-round.
How will you encourage Gratefulness?