Gratitude Journals

Gratitude Journals

Implementing a daily practice of gratitude through  journaling to acknowledge positives in one’s own life. 

Positive Daily Focus Journal

  • 3 things I’m grateful  for…..
  • What is your inspiration for today?
  • What would make today great?
  • What am I excited for today? 
  • Daily affirmation/self talk?
  • How could  I have made  yesterday better?

A quick Google search will yield thousands of great ideas!

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Second Step

Second Step

Committee for Children’s research-based Second Step SEL Program gives teachers an easy-to-implement, engaging way to teach social-emotional skills and concepts. The Second Step Program is designed to help children thrive and be more successful in school—ultimately setting them up to be thoughtful and productive adults.

Second Step is a packaged, guided, prescriptive program, with many complementary resources:

How SEL Is Taught in the Classroom

  • The teacher explains a concept with words, pictures, video, and/or audio
  • Students practice the concept through skill practice, group discussion, individual writing, or partner work
  • The teacher continues reinforcing the concept throughout the week
  • The teacher sends information home for students to work on with parents
  • The teacher checks for understanding
  • The teacher re-teaches where necessary

CESD Contact: Raelynn Notley

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Mindset

Mindset

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty.

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