Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Antonio Damasio, professor of psychology and neurology at USC said, “There has not been much attention given to the emotion of gratitude, and yet it is extremely important in social behavior. Gratitude rewards generosity and maintains the cycle of healthy social behavior.” One of my biggest goals this past year was to show more gratitude for the small things that people did for me.
“As you eat, so shall you think.” Every day people make decisions about what to eat and these foods have a direct impact on their quality of life. Parents have to feverishly create a breakfast, pack snacks, and make lunches before rushing out the door to school. To save time, I maximize my children’s learning potential for the day, and give them a variety of foods daily, I created the Healthy Food List, an easy-to-read table that lists ideas for certain types of foods for meals and snack. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
This article is written FOR STUDENTS that need to know these study strategies. This information can be shared in parent newsletters communicating the importance of its content and a further step towards the ultimate goal of empowering students.
Relationships with each student in your classrooms make an impact on their ability to learn well. These seven power actions will build positive results with you students: 1) Create Rules and Expectations, 2) Set expectations high, 3) Establish a joy factor, 4) Build trust, 5) Care about each student, 6) Create Learner Profiles and 7) Use a growth mindset and assume the best.