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Secondary Gratitude Activity: Foster a Sense of Gratitude With Your Students

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

– Oprah Winfrey

Gratitude & SEL Google Slides Pear Deck Activity

1. Make your own copy of the provided Slides deck

Make any necessary changes to the content to meet your/your students’ needs.

This deck may feel “young,” but it has been enjoyed by students of all grade levels, including seniors. Don’t underestimate the power of silly fun and the ability to take a break from curriculum to share about themselves.

2. Project & start the Pear Deck in Live Presentation mode

Give students a few moments to sign into the session.

3. Work through the presentation slide by slide

Make sure you give enough time for each slide, but also not too much. The built-in timer is a great feature to help you stay on track. Take time to review all the responses, enjoy, share, discuss, etc.

4. Final Share-Out/Discussion:

Provide some time at the end of the session for deeper reflection, sharing, and discussion regarding gratitude and their “gratitude commitments.”

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