What is gratitude? How can we grow our gratitude and what are the benefits?
We will reflect on how we as individuals can intentionally focus on gratitude, and we will discuss planning and action steps around how to create opportunities to live generously, giving of our time, talents and resources within the classroom and beyond.
  • Introduction to gratitude
  • Reflecting on intentionally focusing on gratitude
  • Planning and action steps around creating a grateful environment
Middle School Guidance Counsellor
Laura D’Angelo is a Middle School guidance counsellor at an independent school in Toronto. As part of her role, she delivers engaging lessons around cultivating wellbeing within the classroom. Prior to this, she worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 10 years. Laura graduated with a Master of Education degree from OISE’s Applied Psychology and Human Development department with a focus on girls’ education and the development of the self. Laura is passionate about inspiring students to live reflectively and creatively by following their passions and their respective paths. Laura has recently published a book entitled A Month of Mindful Moments: A guidebook and journal for girls, filled with strategies and ideas that can be incorporated into a classroom context, as well as used independently by children aged 8-13, in small groups or at home.