If school leaders embark on a more conscious practice of gratitude, they are more likely to give priority to relationships and operate from a gift paradigm, where they look for what they receive from the teachers, students, parents and others in their school. But it is not as simple as replacing resentment with gratitude as this would be putting a positive veneer over a situation that is crying out for attention. They will better balance their giving and receiving. As many of them were stressed out by the many assignments and exams they had to prepare for, they admitted that it was very difficult for them to think of things they were grateful for, and much easier to think of things that they were resentful about — which was part of the culture, to grumble and complain. In this review, I use Emmons and McCullough's excellent volume on gratitude as a platform for discussing several issues in emotion, cultural, and moral psychology. As I feel like that is what Brett and his podcast guests stand which has a roll on effect for the listeners.
The practicum was undertaken in a variety of primary and secondary school settings. Exploring real situations with teachers, school leaders, students, parents, academics and pre-service teachers - Gratitude In Education: A Radical View examines many of the complexities encountered when gratitude is applied in a variety of secular educational environments. Contends that this article, a reflection on research as poetic rumination, is scholarly writing, though it might not look or sound like the writing that fills academic journals. A pretest-posttest, multi-method design of evaluation will be presented and discussed. Teachers who use gratitude as a way of reaching beyond an habitual response of complaint give examples of their actions.
Gratitude is at the heart of all major world religions and it is a theme that commonly permeates religious cultures. Some of these processes are common to gratefulness and gratitude and some are unique to each. In the present article we first provide a brief review of the research that has shown forgiveness and gratitude to be related to various measures of physical and psychological well-being. So it is very helpful to often ask ourselves where we are on the gratitude-resentment spectrum as this will give us important keys to what stops us from being attentive or awake. Teachers at all levels of education will find this book practical and inspiring as they read how other educators have engaged with challenges that reveal different dimensions of gratitude, and how some have discovered its relevance in gaining greater resilience, improved relationships and increased student engagement. One of these teachers was desperately trying to engage a Year 5 girl, who seemed to have all the capabilities of a good student, but was very rebellious and distracted without any apparent reason. However, the gratitude diary also triggered a frustration in school leaders who were dealing with the paradox of having to look for things to feel grateful for at school when their role required an emphasis on fixing problems.
Howells raises some of the most powerful stories of teachers who change the entire cultures of schools by expressing words of gratitude towards students, especially difficult ones, by appreciating in public their strengths. Although this was a small exploratory study, the findings align closely with wider empirical work on gratitude. The conceptual framework will be used to explore the hypothesis that greater attention to gratitude by bo th the patient and their carers has a positive impact on subjective and relational wellbeing. Our paper investigates the effect of gratitude practices, proposing it brings both focus and intentionality to the student—supervisor relationship resulting in better research outcomes and, by implication, a positive impact on attrition rates. This paper presents an exploratory case study of 59 secondary schoolteachers to investigate the role that gratitude may have in enhancing teacher—student relationships. It finds that final-year students report feelings of gratitude and that students report that those feelings of gratitude are at their height within the final year.
Third, hermeneutics reconceptualises the nature of practical application to emphasise the constitutive part played by individuals in modifying what is learned, such that to understand is to change as a person. When I was working with a primary school here in Sydney, I had a case study of a group of teachers and a group of parents were practising gratitude. The chapter highlights some of the giving practices that teachers have adopted and strategies they use to remind themselves to practise gratitude on a regular basis. Each participant reported positive effects in the areas of improved relationships, enhanced wellbeing, and improved teaching outcomes. An approach is suggested where gratitude can assist as one enters, goes through, and comes out the other side of difficult times.
It analyzes idiomatic usage and etymological derivation of the term gratitude and proposes a series of theses that explore the contours of gratitude. This paper brings together such discourse to postulate how the conscious practice of gratitude can assist us to more fully value diversity in the context of education. Insofar, one might also expect the promotion of gratitude to be a matter of some educational importance. It does not apply to citizenswhose benefits are purchased at the expense ofthe unjust treatment of fellow citizens. Yet, research to date has been hindered by a lack of conceptual clarity into the nature of these constructs. Case study methodology was applied to analyse reflective journals of 27 school leaders. A return to Eastgates Primary School sets the scene here.
Recently, there has been much research completed on gratitude in education. Podcast: Dr Kerry Howells is an academic and teacher educator in the University of Tasmania, teaching in the areas of , professional studies, practitioner research, and teacher leadership. She takes a contemporary and philosophical view of the notion of gratitude and goes beyond its conceptualisation simply from a religious or positive psychology framework. Join us to optimise your holistic health, enhance your mental resiliency and learn how to use adversity to your advantage Take a look around the site and please give us as much feedback as possible on what you'd like to hear more of. They will be more grateful for the opportunity. It applies only to good governmentwhich provides benefits to citizens for whichthey ought to feel grateful. The gratitude diary served to foster a more balanced view of the positive and negative events that occur at school, to engage in more appreciative problem solving with respect to their role as mediators , to see the value in relationships, and to experience positive emotions such as hope, happiness and optimism.
Recent research has demonstrated that increased attention to gratitude can enhance relational well-being, but only a few studies investigate the role of gratitude in the higher education context. This chapter draws together the principles and dilemmas explored so far, and positions these in a wider theoretical framework of teaching pedagogy. I have loved cleaning the house and driving the car as you and your guests inspire me to focus and start to plan my goals. It discusses the two recurring themes in Jewish teaching on gratitude. Results indicate that gratitude impacted positively on the teachers, classroom and school environment. I just feel like anything from this amazing human contains so much value. With the combined gratitude from parent and teacher towards this girl, she became so much more settled and less rebellious, and able to concentrate in class.
In Study 1, a sample of Canadian postgraduates and supervisors was interviewed to explore the consequences of expressed gratitude and identify supervisory behaviors for which postgraduates are grateful. However, a dual-continua model of mental health suggests that repairing deficits is only part of the education response needed to nurture well-being in trauma-affected students. This parent admitted that she held a lot of resentment towards her own parents, and it was only when she was able to feel and express gratitude to them, simply because without them she would not be alive, that her gratitude was able to flow more freely to her daughter. Growing evidence indicates that gratefulness and gratitude are important for well-being and happiness. Secondly, gratitude does not become complete without our expressing it to the other person, by showing our gratitude in action.