What's Gratitude-Whakawhetai O’Clock? It's a special time where you and students can record something you're grateful for OR the best part of your day.
Let students know that lots of studies have been done about gratitude and how amazing it can be for helping us feel good, and reminding us of all the special people and things we have in our lives.
Studies show that the benefits are strongest when we note down our ideas down, and do this as often was we can.
Give students a Gratitude O'Clock worksheet, and explain that each day for four weeks, they'll have the chance to note down something or someone they are thankful for.
Having a set time each day can really help. You might decide to start the day this way, or to do it after lunch. Choose a time together and make this Gratitude O'Clock!
To keep it interesting, mix up your focus each day, from general to specific, using the kōrero questions above as focus ideas. Bring the focus to people when you can and reassure students that it doesn't matter if they use the same person more than once.
Give tamariki regular chances to share their ideas, and commend their efforts – remarking on the way you can see their gratitude growing.