Today's episode is the second of our school closure check-ins. The episode starts with a great letter of gratitude from Mr. Daley, a fourth grade teacher at Fox Hill, to his students. Then we check in with Marshall Simonds Science Teacher Jourdan Marino. He discusses the benefits of a strict routine and how this structure is helping him get through these days. Of course, he also shares some gratitude.
Today's episode is the first of our school closure check-in. We had the opportunity to check in with Pine Glen Kindergarten teacher Karen Hoyt after our first full week of school closure due to the Coronavirus. She shares some of her experiences for week one and some adjustments she will make for week two. Of course, she also shares some gratitude.
Today's gratitude goes out to Tom Scott, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and all of the staff and board members working so hard for staff and students across the state during this difficult time.
It's easy to get anxiety about the spread of COVID-19, the closure of schools, and the dramatic change in our everyday routines. But with these changes there are also new positive opportunities for us. Instead of looking at all of the negative implications, let's change our focus and consciously look for these new opportunities. Let's also share these and spread our positive energy during these difficult times. In our first episode, we hear from an 8th grader in NH who is grateful for the added time to virtually connect with her cousins.
Today's gratitude goes out to the BHS staff members who have gone above and beyond to get our new Project Adventure course up and running. For more on the article on the impact of living a digital life check out the link here from PewInternet.org
In this episode Gratitude is shared for the BHS Guidance Department for their recent Financial Aid Night for parents of Seniors. If you could not be there, you can see the recording of the event by BCAT here. Also if you would like to read more of the article by David Byrne titled Eliminating the Human, you can see it here.
Today's Gratitude Daily goes out the staff at BCATTV for always being there to highlight so many of the wonderful activities that go on in our school community. If you would like to read more about the research study mentioned in the show opening, check out the link here to the entire article.
Today's episode features gratitude for Mr. Wong who is in charge of our student help desk at Burlington High School. Check out the recent article from EdTech Magazine that highlighted the work of Mr. Wong and his students.
Today's Gratitude Daily goes to Burlington High School ELL Teacher Matthew Costa for his work with students highlighting the advantages of multilingualism. Check Mr. Costa's classroom twitter account out to follow the work of his class.
Today's episode features some gratitude towards Kathleen Horton, a Pine Glen staff member who is also a member of the Burlington Historical Society. Check out the Burlington Historical Society's website here. Also if you would like to read more from the article Why Gratitude is Good by Dr. Robert Emmons, just click here.