In a more right wing, Bais Yakov type school, there is less availability to technology and its use in the classroom or in the students home. To create a different opportunity, achieving the same results a teacher can create a bulletin board tilted "3 Blessings a Day, The Board That's Never Boring." Students can post sticky notes, writing down three things a day that they are grateful for on the sticky note and post it to the board for 28 consecutive days.
DRS Yeshiva High School
Here is a link to the action steps required to bring this idea to fruition. Just click on the link and follow the instructions. Any teacher can email me at email@example.com for ongoing support if needed.
In order to execute this idea in the manner which I proposed one will need a gmail account, or a twitter account. This type of media can be accessed with a smartphone, chrome book, iPad, laptop, etc.
Students will develop emotional, affective, and behavioral skills by practicing gratitude, resulting in the formation of neural networks that increase subjective well-being. Students will use google docs to write letters of gratitude to someone they appreciate or tweet three things a day for which they are grateful for 28 consecutive days. These exercises change students’ brain chemistry, releasing chemicals in their brains that will increase their level of happiness.
Grades 6-12. All Judaic studies, as gratitude is the very essence of being a Jew. Secular studies would include; Language Arts and Literature, Science, History, and Psychology.
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