“Raising Happiness” is a parenting book but Stacey Pepper Schwartz shows that teachers can take away some of its lessons, too. For example, how to effectively recognize achievement, model optimism, convey positive messages, create a joyful atmosphere, resolve conflict, and promote gratitude among your young students.
What motivates students? Why don’t they do what they know is good for them? How can teachers create a positive atmosphere that helps students become self-motivated?