Teaching Wellness


Course No. ED478l, ED578l

As of June 13 Closed to New Registrations

Are you looking for a course that will inspire you with powerful scientific proof that gratefulness can change your life? Groundbreaking research on gratefulness has shown that people are better able to deal with everyday stress while building their resilience and satisfaction with life, improving relationships, and creating more powerful connections. This course is a perfect choice for all teachers experiencing stress while working to balance career and family life and for struggling students experiencing loneliness, social anxiety, and lack of motivation.  

This course showcases the new science of gratitude while providing an opportunity for you or a collaborative team to put the powerful emotion of gratitude into practice through journaling, daily practice of being grateful, and contemplative sessions. An exciting feature of the course is developing your own plan to bring gratefulness to the classroom that extends far beyond the classroom walls.

If you want to find new tools backed up by research that work even in tough times, then join me in this inspiring course as you create a new blueprint for a happier, more grateful you. It is a perfect choice for teams that enjoy collaborating, sharing, and discussing plans for gratefulness in their classroom and seeking change in their own lives.

“It’s not about having more, but about being more.” 

This course is appropriate for elementary and middle school teachers. Counselors, high school teachers with advisories, or others who worked with at-risk kids will find this course valuable.

Required Text: The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good. Editors are Jeremy Smith, Kira Newman, Jason, Marsh, and Dacher Keltner. ISBN:  978-1-68403-461-1.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Learned how the brain is transformed through daily practice of gratitude.
  • Gained knowledge on the role of gratitude in today’s classroom.
  • Developed an understanding of how teachers can foster gratitude in their students.
  • Learned how to create tasks/tools that support the development of gratitude.
  • Explored components of gratitude that developed your own exploration and practice in gratitude.

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