Assignments to write about things students were grateful for

What’s involved

Writing down what students are grateful for makes them feel more optimistic, while educators can also take this opportunity to model a gratitude mindset for their students.

Who can deliver it

  • teachers
  • school staff
  • principals
  • school districts
  • school leadership
  • student leaders

Time commitment

  • 5 minutes to 1 hour, depending on activity

Resources required

  • prompt for students to write their gratitude statement
  • program such as Padlet or Jam Board
  • computer/tablet
  • paper journal option if you are choosing this method

Ideal learning environment

  • long term virtual learning
  • short term virtual learning
  • summer break
  • outdoor education
  • hybrid classroom
  • traditional classroom

Pictures and/or videos of this health promotion practice being delivered​


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