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The Best Resources On “Gratitude”

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I’ve previously posted in blog, and written in my books, about how I use the concept of “gratitude” with students. With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, I thought I’d bring those resources together in a short “The Best…” list to make them more easily accessible.

You might also be interested in My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class.

Here my choices for The Best Resources On “Gratitude”:

I’ve written three posts on the subject:

New Gratitude Interactive

On Gratitude

Gratitude Letters and Student Achievement

A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day was just published by John Tierney in The New York Times. It provides a good overview of recent research, along with recommendations.

Why Your Negative Outlook is Killing Your Career is a very useful article reviewing research on the issue, and how showing more “gratitude” can impact a person’s life.

The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier is another useful review of research.

The Benefits of Thanks comes from Scientific American, and gives a brief overview of gratitude research.

What Are You Grateful For? is from The New York Times Learning Network.

You could end a lesson on gratitude with video (I’d suggest beginning at the 4:20 mark). Thanks to Nancy Flanagan for the suggestion.

Why you should give thanks Thursday—and always is a review of recent research on gratitude, and appeared in Scientific American.

After the Turkey, How to Cultivate Gratitude in Kids is from TIME.


“ your Good News, and You [ & Others ] will be Better Off”

Fostering A Culture Of Gratitude comes from The Harvard Business Review.

A Simple & Effective Classroom Lesson On Gratitude

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less is from The Atlantic.

The Science of Gratitude is from Nautilus.

Raising Children With an Attitude of Gratitude is from The Wall Street Journal.

Gratitude: a free downloadable lesson is from ELT Resourceful.

Study: Gratitude Increases Self-Control

Feedback on topic are welcome!

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

5 Comments

  1. Here’s a must-have for this list:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ

    Louie Schwartzberg’s TEDx talk-with-film on gratitude.

  2. Great collection, Larry. Thanks for adding my lesson to it?

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