Gratitude Practices for Teachers


By Dr Kerry Howells and Dr Jo Lucas

The pressures of our job as teachers are enormous. Often time-poor, overworked and underappreciated, we must also manage complex relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. These are human problems – and human problems require human solutions.

Gratitude Practices for Teachers is a guide for educators and leaders navigating the daily challenges of teaching. Far from recycling simplistic gratitude platitudes, Dr Kerry Howells and Dr Jo Lucas offer a series of deep gratitude practices educators can use straightaway to create meaningful change. With chapters addressing problems such as exhaustion, toxic staff relationships, perfectionism and angry students, this book is a go-to guide to support educators through everyday difficulties.

Whatever your challenges are right now, discover how you can grow your resilience, nurture robust and respectful relationships, and replenish your joy and passion for education by practising deep gratitude.



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About the author

Dr Kerry Howells is an award-winning educator and author with over 25 years of experience in researching, teaching and practising gratitude. Kerry has published several academic papers regarding the importance of gratitude in teaching, learning and leadership, and is passionate about continually finding new ways to apply gratitude to life’s challenges. She is also well known for her recent book, Untangling you: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful?  which has won several international awards.

Dr Jo Lucas is currently a teacher in the Big Picture Academy at Hobart City High School, Tasmania. Jo has worked as a classroom teacher for seventeen years in both primary and secondary settings. Jo has combined this role with her work as an educational researcher, pre-service teacher-educator and mentor for beginning teachers.

Additional information

Weight .27 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 15.5 × 1 cm