The Thursday, April 26 Lunchtime Seminar Series topic at Wellesley Centers for Women will cover emerging research on how gratitude impacts teachers in elementary school classrooms.
Research has shown that gratitude can be transformational for both students and teachers, increasing their wellbeing and lessening teacher burnout. Jim Strouse, M.Ed., of Open Circle will discuss this theory in the presentation, “Exploring the Impact of Gratitude Practices on Teacher Wellbeing,” on April 26, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Cheever House, 828 Washington St, Wellesley.
Strouse is a program manager at Open Circle, an action program that provides evidence-based curriculum and professional development for social and emotional learning in elementary schools. It is used in over 300 schools across the United States including Wellesley elementary schools.
The Lunchtime Seminar Series at WCW is free and open to the public. Parking is available on site. Guests are invited to bring their lunches; WCW will provide tea and coffee. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College at [email protected]