Now that it’s November, most minds in the United States are turning to Thanksgiving, even if malls across America are trying to skip it straight for Christmas. Since this time of year is so much about giving thanks, one of the things we as teachers can do is to teach our students the importance of expressing thanks and gratitude.
According to this research study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022440507000386?np=y expressing gratitude simply in the form of counting blessings “seems to be an effective intervention for well-being enhancement.” Many people seem to suggest the idea of keeping some form of Gratitude Journal will help you increase your social-emotional health.
What things have you done with your students to help them develop gratitude and share it with others?
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