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Exploring the Impact of Gratitude Practices on Teacher Wellbeing
April 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
This presentation will provide an overview of the emerging research in the field of gratitude in education, data and analysis of Open Circle’s gratitude resources provided to teachers launched in December, 2016, current findings based on educator feedback and impact of utilizing gratitude practices to promote well-being, and emerging gratitude resources developed by Open Circle.
Jim Strouse, M.Ed., is a program manager at Open Circle. Having worked in public schools, business, and higher education, he brings fifteen years of varied training, coaching, and teaching experience to this role. Open Circle, an action program of WCW, is a leading provider of evidence-based curriculum and professional development for SEL in elementary schools. Since 1987, the program has reached 2 million children and 15,000 educators. It is currently used in over 300 schools across the United States.
The Lunchtime Seminar Series at the Wellesley Centers for Women is free and open to the public. Most programs are held Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Centers’ Cheever House location. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, and WCW will provide tea and coffee. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College.