A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama. The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion.
Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment. Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier. Photo TWENTY-FOUR years ago this month, my wife and I married in Barcelona, Spain.
Two weeks after our wedding, flush with international idealism, I had the bright idea of sharing a bit of American culture with my Spanish in-laws by cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner. Easier said than done. Turkeys are not common in Barcelona. Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation. In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children.
These factors are very useful in helping students learn, manage emotions and increase empathy. Each blog features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS: H = Happiness A = Appreciation P = Passions and Strengths P = Perspective I = Inner Meanie, Inner Friend N = Ninja Mastery E = Empathy S = So Similar S = Share Your Gifts In this article, we’ll explore appreciation, which is a pillar of happiness and one of the fastest ways to shift a student's mood and perspective.
Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation. One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated.
" I'd like to propose that by simply incorporating a range of practices that allow ourselves and others to express gratitude, we might transform our schools. We'd certainly retain more effective educators, build stronger relational trust, and develop a culture that focuses on the positive -- in all adults and all children. So, topping my list of steps to transform a school? Appreciating ourselves and others regularly. The Neuroscience Behind Appreciation. Habits of Heart: Helping Students Reflect and Act on Gratitude. Gratitude no longer has to be reserved for special occasions and amazing circumstances.
Researchers, led by The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Robert Emmons and Jeffrey Froh, have shown that there are benefits to expressing gratitude, even to "counting one's blessings. " But doing so takes a bit of practice. Classroom Activities What follows are some practical ways you can have students reflect on and express gratitude: Thank You Cards. Gratitude: A Powerful Tool for Your Classroom. Would you like to improve the culture in your classroom and your life?
Try gratitude. Based on my ten years of teaching experience, this is the most powerful tool that I know. Gratitude has empowered me to teach more effectively, appreciate my individual students, grow in my profession, and enjoy life. Thxthxthx: The Art of Finding Happiness in Everyday Gratitude. By Maria Popova What laundry and bee stings have to do with the secret of happiness.
We live in a culture with far, far too much pessimism, cynicism and dystopianism going around. It’s easy to dismiss any inkling of positivity as self-serving Pollyannism, yet there’s plenty of evidence that recognizing our simple blessings greatly increases our well-being. I’m certainly a believer. I’ve been a longtime fan of Leah Dieterich‘s fantastic THXTHXTHX thank-you-note-a-day blog and, this week, it’s joining this running list of blog-turned-book success stories with the publication of the truly wonderful book of the same name, thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything — a lovely compendium of everyday gratitude in the form of 200 of Dieterich’s original handwritten thank-you notes on everything from clean sheets to empty bars to the “th” sound.
Bear Says Thanks (Age 3+) The Giving Tree (Age 4+) 365 Thank Yous (Ages 15+) The How of Happiness (Age 15+) The Genius of Marian. THE GENIUS OF MARIAN is a visually rich, emotionally complex story that follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease as her son, the filmmaker, lovingly documents her struggles to retain her sense of self.
After she is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change for Pam and everyone around her. Pam's husband grapples with his changing role from partner to caregiver. Her adult children each find ways to show their love and support while mourning the slow loss of their mother. And Pam deals with the fear that she will be institutionalized for her disease, as her own mother was before she died of Alzheimer’s in 2001. As our population ages and so many are connected to someone struggling with Alzheimer’s, THE GENIUS OF MARIAN offers inspiration, illuminating the love and dignity to be found along the journey. A Small Act. When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it.
She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later, she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity he starts a scholarship program of his own, which gives a new generation of Kenyan students the hope of affording an education. With clarity and grace, A Small Act, bears witness to the ripple effect one singular action can have.
65 Red Roses. Redefining the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, 65_RedRoses leaves viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world.
This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the life of Eva Markvoort as she battles the fatal disease Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and waits on the transplant list for new organs. At 23, Eva needs a double lung transplant to live. Unable to be around other patients with her disease, Eva turns to the internet where she forms a strong connection with two American girls named Meg and Kina. Poverty, Inc. The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
Quotes “A powerful and uncompromising film that strikes at the core of the traditional understanding of development and international assistance.” — Andres Jimenez, Waging Non-Violence [Costa Rica] "You made me so proud to be an African woman. The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude. Last Chance Highway (Age 10+) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Age 11+) Dead Poets Society (Age 13+) The Emperor's Club (Age 14+) Life Cycle Apps, Games, and Websites.
Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us. Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites. No thanks close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us. Sites That Help Kids Do Good. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us. Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Happend.org. Happier (Age 12+) Attitudes of Gratitude Journal (Age 13+) Gratitude Journal (Age 13+)