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How to Cultivate Gratitude in the Classroom for #GivingTuesday

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday is a wonderful holiday that is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

The purpose of #GivingTuesday is to "kick off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving." -

We are thankful for this day of giving, because it gives communities the opportunity to contribute to special organizations and causes that are important to them.

To spread the positivity of this day, we thought we would share ASCD's beautiful infographic which represents seven different ways educators can promote and cultivate gratitude in their classrooms; hopefully encouraging students to get involved in movements such as #GivingTuesday.

The Seven Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in the Classroom are:

1. Think intentions, costs, and benefits

2. Use a gratitude journal

3. Lead gratitude activities

4. Pair students to increase cooperation 

5. Use question prompts

6. Encourage service learning

7. Model it!

Get more details of each of the ways to cultivate gratitude in the infographic below...


Want to find more ways to get involved?

Check out the #GivingTuesday website.

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Deanna Zaucha

Written by Deanna Zaucha

Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Specialist at Chalkable, and also manages their social media presence. In her free time, she can be found on the dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with the latest trends in education, marketing, and technology. Read more from Deanna on Twitter.