It’s Time to Make Gratitude a priority

Research proves that by intentionally practicing gratitude, we can dramatically improve our disposition, bringing us more joy and better health. Consistently and intentionally practicing gratitude can also lead to better relationships and more successful learning experiences. In this book, Lainie Rowell shows how educators can use small gratitude practices to make a big difference with kids, peers, and the world.

Drawing on recent discoveries in neuroscience, and highlighting the stories of twenty educators from around the world, Evolving with Gratitude will equip you with tools and resources to create safe, equitable, empowering learning experiences for all learners. Discover how to empower kids to be grateful for learning, which can lead to greater engagement. Learn how to practice gratitude with peers to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and nourish relationships. Get back to the joy of teaching, learning, and leading with implementable, research-backed practices and promote prosocial behavior in our world.

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What you do matters.

You may not hear it often (or ever), but if you’re an educator, you’re making a difference in the lives of learners. And that impact has a domino effect.

In Because of a Teacher, more than fifteen of today’s leading educators remember the teachers and administrators who inspired and supported their careers. Through a series of heartfelt and uplifting stories, they reflect on their early years teaching, offering advice and strategies suited to first-year teachers and longtime educators alike.

These personal stories offer hope for new teachers, encouragement for educators tiptoeing into burnout, and reassurance that the work you’re doing right now will inspire generations to come.

Because of a Teacher will inspire you to

  • remember those who encouraged your love of learning;

  • honor and thank educators who have advocated for you, championed your career, and equipped you with the skills necessary to lead;

  • reflect on how far you’ve come since you entered the profession.