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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.

Gratitude for Students

Gratitude: Objectives:This assignment reduces speech anxiety through the affect-reframing power of gratitude, and enables students to consolidate their gains by experiencing social support from a staff mentor

Curriculum Component (Grade K-5)

How to Teach Gratitude to Tweens and Teens

What Don’t We Know about Gratitude and Youth?

Three Activities to Help Students Deepen Their Gratitude

How to Stop the Culture of Complaining in Schools

Three Gratitude Lessons for K-8 Classrooms

How to Foster Gratitude in Schools

How Photography Can Help Cultivate Mindfulness and Gratitude

The Youth Gratitude Project

Gratitude Works Program (NASP’s effort to promote resilience, optimism, academic success)

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

The Gratitude Program for Kids

Growing with Gratitude

Curriculum:  Thanks! A Strengths-Based Gratitude Curriculum for Tweens and Teens

Four Lessons to Help Students Understand the Meaning of Gratitude

Is Gratitude Good for Your Heath?

Nurturing Gratitude from the Inside Out: 30 Activities for Grades K-8

What are Teens Actually Thankfor for

Gratitude Letter for Students: Help Students Write a Letter of Thanks and Deliver it in Person

Three Gratitude Lessons for K-8 Classrooms

Two Gratitude Practices for Building Trust Among School Staff

Gratitude Activites for the Classroom

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

Build Connections (curiosity)… helps students understand how interests relate to content in school

Tips for Helping Kids Adopt a Growth Mindset

How to Help Students Feel Powerful at School

How to Nurture Empathic Joy in Your Classroom

Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

Can Schools Help Students Find Flow?

How Awe Can Help Students Develop Purpose

Five Tips for Teaching Advisory Classes at Your School

Meaningful Participation Resources

Service-Learning Curriculum Ideas

High School Activities

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

How to Prime your Mind for Optimism

How to Help Students Develop Hope

Can Positive Thinking Really Make Dreams Come True?

Rethinking Optimism: Fostering Confidence in Children..Easier than you Think

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

Aussie Optimism (primary and lower secondary schools)

Sowing Seeds of Hope

The Hopeful Minds Program (ages 7-12 years)

Awe Video: A Way to Lift Yourself Out of the Mundane

Universal, Tier 1, wellness informs school-site care teams about its students' mental wellness... AND... very importantly, it provides information about ALL students' life satisfaction and emotional wellbeing... which, in turn, provides guidance about needed prevention and intervention services. This section offers information for school-site care coordination teams as they care for their children.

NASP COVID-19 Resource Center