How To Create a Culture of Gratitude
Want to change the atmosphere in your classroom? Want to increase community and empathy among your students? Try teaching gratitude. It’s amazing what can change in the attitude of a person when they are focused more on what they are grateful for. Here are a few ways to start incorporating gratitude into your everyday school life.
Have your students keep a journal or composition book and at the beginning of each day, write down three things they are grateful for.
Exercise the muscle
For an extra challenge, have your students pick one thing they wouldn’t normally be grateful for (homework, chores, etc) and write down how they can be thankful for it.
Thank You Board
Keep a “thank you board” in your classroom and when your students see something they are thankful for, have them write it on a notecard and add it to the board for the day!
Find ways for your students to serve others. Maybe it’s a community project or reaching out to those that are in need.
Read Books About Gratitude
Keep the gratitude culture going by reading books about it!
Lead By Example
What better way to teach thankfulness than to show by example. As an educator, you have the opportunity to display your gratitude to your students in ways they may never experience at home. Take the time to thank them individually and corporately as you see them exercising these tools!
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