A student’s ability to learn depends a great deal on their relationships in school. Without a strong sense of belonging many students are at a significant disadvantage, particularly those from high trauma communities. If we increase belonging, we increase wellbeing and achievement for all.
Students and teachers send digital Thx notes to recognize and reinforce positive behaviors.
Students reflect on their Thx notes to see how their actions impact their community while practicing good online behavior.
Teachers coach students to develop strong gratitude practices and identify and support socially isolated students.
“Students were hesitant at first but truly looked forward to it on the days we did it, they also claimed to feel closer with their classmates because of it and it helped so many on days when they were feeling down about something...sort of like a pick me up. Clearly it helps everyone including me who received messages from students about how they appreciated me and the class I teach.”
High school teacher |Long Beach, California