Gratitude Practices For Teachers

How can gratitude help teachers navigate some of the most significant problems plaguing education today?

In this empowering book, teachers are guided through a series of accessible gratitude practices that they can enact immediately. The effectiveness of these practices is explored through the stories of teachers from around the world and embedded in the complex realities and competing demands of their job. Even if you feel overwhelmed by your never-ending to-do list or disillusioned by an education system that seems to be broken, you will find these gratitude practices helpful.

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Having experienced and seen others experience some of the examples in this book, I wonder how much more comfortably I might have navigated those difficulties had I read this book earlier. An essential read for anyone working in an educational setting.”

Warren Brompton
Primary School Teacher, Canberra, Australia

Untangling you: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful?

This book is the first to investigate the dynamic relationship between gratitude and resentment. Each chapter provides meaningful and practical ways of loosening the toxic hold of resentment and the vital and powerful role gratitude plays in this process. You will explore gratitude practices that can help you untangle your everyday resentments, including those arising from betrayal, broken expectations, ageism, perfectionism, and workplace conflict. You will discover how gratitude can lead you to experience greater peace of mind, better health, and improved relationships in ways you never thought or realised were possible.

“This is a wise and practical book, the fruit of decades of thoughtful research and experience. There are not many people who could rightly decide to do without it.”

Margaret Visser
Author of The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude and The Rituals of Dinner.

Gratitude in Education:
A Radical View

At a time when many of us are looking for new paradigms that can lead to an increase in our care of the environment and each other, this book offers a perspective that places education at the heart of positive change in areas of global significance. The first full text to explore the role of gratitude in teaching and learning, this book has guided the thinking and practice of leaders, educators, and professionals in other fields, because it speaks to the everyday concerns in ways that are practical and to the heart. It answers the question of how to practise gratitude in time-poor, stressful, toxic, and competitive environments to help readers to cultivate a rich inner and outer life.

“Howells writes with educators in mind, but Gratitude in Education is accessible to anyone interested in developing a way of seeing and being that humbly, authentically, and actively gives thanks for gifts received.”

Professor Susan E Carlson
Educational Leadership and Teacher Education, Multnomah University, Portand, Oregon.

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