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.
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Here my choices for The Best Resources On “Gratitude”:
I’ve written three posts on the subject:
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.
Fostering A Culture Of Gratitude comes from The Harvard Business Review.
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.
Here’s a useful TED-Ed lesson and video on gratitude:
What happens in your brain when you experience gratitude? is from Scientific American.
The Surprising Benefits of Gratitude comes from Fast Company.
Gratitude opens the door to self-control. is from Character Lab.
Study shows keeping gratitude journal reduces gossip, incivility in workplace is from Eureka Alert.
The Psychology of Giving Thanks is from Scientific American.
Learn How to Appreciate What You Already Have is from The Via Institute on Character.
Count your blessings: Short gratitude intervention can increase academic motivation is from Science Daily.
How to Start Practicing Gratitude in the Classroom is from Learners Edge.
Be thankful: Science says gratitude is good for your health is from Today.
Research: More Powerful People Express Less Gratitude is from The Harvard Business Review.
A Quick Gratitude Trick That Builds Lasting Motivation is from PsyBlog.
3 Gratitude Practices That Don’t Involve Journaling is from Edutopia.
Gratitude Practices at School That Work (and Why Some Don’t) is from Ed Week.
Promoting Gratitude in Your Classroom is from Edutopia.
Gratitude Really is Good for You. Here’s What the Science Shows. is from The NY Times.
The homework assignment my students are doing this week: Write a gratitude letter to someone you haven’t properly thanked.
For instance, here’s the actor Timothée Chalamet thanking his favorite high school teacher (while he’s still in high school)…https://t.co/MQEhdtJKaE
— Angela Duckworth (@angeladuckw) November 2, 2023
Why a Gratitude Journal for Students Is a Good Idea is from Ed Week.
Feedback is welcome!