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3 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit in Your Classroom

When teachers are intentional about building a culture of appreciation and acknowledgment, the whole classroom community benefits.

November 11, 2022

To learn more about the many benefits of gratitude in the classroom—like better relationships, higher confidence levels, and more kindness and positivity—or to see the research cited in this video, take a look at the links below:

To find more strategies like the ones featured in this video, check out Edutopia contributor Lainie Rowell’s articles “3 Gratitude Practices That Don’t Involve Journaling” and “Cultivating a Culture of Authentic Gratitude,” as well as her 2022 book, Evolving with Gratitude. Marissa King’s article for Edutopia, “Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students,” and Livia Chan’s article for Edutopia, “Teaching and Modeling Gratitude in Elementary School,” also offer more information about strategies seen in the video.  

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