Make Gratitude Part of Classroom Culture

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Make Gratitude Part of Your Classroom Culture. Across the United States this week many of us will visit with family and friends in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. As we “give thanks” and share stories of gratitude, this week’s Quick Reads challenges us to make gratitude part of classroom culture.

Make Gratitude Quick Reads

One of the 40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude shared via Inc., reminded me of the importance of not only recognizing students, but letting them know you truly care about them:

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Reasons You Should Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude via Entrepreneur suggests that gratitude shifts one’s mindset, creates solutions, and is contagious. Lots for teachers to think about knowing that “gratitude has a ripple effect” as they serve as role models to students in their classrooms.

The author of this Inc. article is “utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success” is gratitude. Why? Because, “People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life…” Read more of True Secret to Success (It’s Not What You Think) and discover ways to transfer to students (and colleagues).

“It turns out, giving thanks is good for your health” is how this Thank You. No, Thank You. article from The Wall Street Journal starts. What does it mean for teachers? Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy… Check out the article for what it means for your students too!

“For some companies, gratitude is not a once-a-year occasion, but a value embedded in their company culture.” Read and learn more in Making Gratitude Part of Your Company Culture via Entrepreneur and look for ways to embed gratitude in your classroom culture.

Quick Reads offers us an opportunity to share some of what we’re reading and connect it to leading, teaching, and learning. As we begin the holiday season, we often celebrate gratitude and giving thanks, and being of service to others. We’re excited to connect holiday celebrations with the many, many benefits that are produced by embracing gratitude individually and within a classroom culture. Happy Thanksgiving!


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