There’s more to student success than standards and test scores… The modern view of student achievement focuses on high test scores, higher standards, and racing to the top. Thrive skills fit with new ESSA requirements to go beyond basic academic measurements in order to equip students for lifelong success. Debbie Silver and Dedra Stafford present a practical handbook that guides teachers and parents in fostering learners who are socially and emotionally healthy and prepared to undertake future challenges. Through practical examples, precise strategies, and specific tools this book demonstrates how to empower learners in areas that include: • Using mindfulness strategies to help students tap their inner strengths • Learning to self-regulate and control other executive brain functions • Developing growth mindsets along with perseverance and resilience • Cultivating a sense of responsibility, honesty, and integrity • Encouraging a capacity for empathy and gratitude Grounded in decades of psychological research, Teaching Kids to Thrive merges academic, social, and self-skills to stimulate personal and school achievement.
Chapter 9: It’s All About Gratitude
It’s All About Gratitude
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see—i.e., compare it to, something worse or better, that determines whether you are respectively grateful and happy or ungrateful and bitter.