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Gratitude is more than feeling thankful for something, it is more like a deeper appreciation for someone (or something,) which produces more long lasting positivity. 

link  How to Teach Gratitude to Tweens and Teens

link  What Don’t We Know about Gratitude and Youth?

link  Three Activities to Help Students Deepen Their Gratitude

link  How to Stop the Culture of Complaining in Schools

link  Three Gratitude Lessons for K-8 Classrooms

link  How to Foster Gratitude in Schools

link  How Photography Can Help Cultivate Mindfulness and Gratitude

link  The Youth Gratitude Project

link  Gratitude Works Program is part of NASP’s effort to promote students’ resilience, optimism, and academic success

link  31 Gratitude Exercises That Will Boost Your Happiness (+PDF)

link  The Gratitude Program for Kids

link  Growing with Gratitude

link  Curriculum:  Thanks! A Strengths-Based Gratitude Curriculum for Tweens and Teens. Four lessons to help students understand the meaning of gratitude and how to cultivate it in their everyday lives. 

link  Is gratitude good for your health?


Zest is the degree of enthusiasm and energy with which a student approaches work. 

link  Build Connections: “… helps students understand how their existing interests relate to the content they learn in school. (curiosity)

link Tips for Helping Kids Adopt a Growth Mindset

link  How to Help Students Feel Powerful at School

link  How to Nurture Empathic Joy in Your Classroom

link  Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

link  Can Schools Help Students Find Flow?

link  How Awe Can Help Students Develop Purpose

link  Five Tips for Teaching Advisory Classes at Your School

link  Meaningful Participation resources

link  Service-Learning Curriculum Ideas

link  High School Activities

link  Friday Fun


Optimism is the tendency to believe that good things are to come and to have positive outlook on the future.  

link  How to Help Students Develop Hope

link  Can Positive Thinking Really Make Dreams Come True?

link  Rethinking Optimism: Fostering confidence in children..easier than you think

link  Back to School with Hope, Optimism, and, Maybe, Something More?

link  Aussie Optimism is an evidence-based mental health promotion program for children in primary and lower secondary schools. Aussie Optimism is based on Seligman’s theories of learned helplessness, and more generally on Positive Psychology.

link  Sowing Seeds of Hope

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