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Gratitude Daily BPS - No School Edition

Gratitude Daily BPS - No School Edition

By Patrick Larkin
A daily sharing of gratitude from the Burlington Public Schools Community (and beyond).
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Gratitude Daily - Episode 7 - No School Edition
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. 
16:59
March 25, 2020
Gratitude Daily - Episode 6 - No School Edition
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.  
08:49
March 23, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 5 - No School Edition
Today's Gratitude goes out to a Burlington colleague with an amazing idea to help connect others during this time where we are all feeling isolated.
03:24
March 21, 2020
Gratitude Daily Day 4 - No School Edition
Today's Gratitude comes from a Burlington Parent and it was just the positive message we needed on this gray and rainy day in MA.  Keep the gratitude coming!
02:57
March 20, 2020
Gratitude Daily - Episode 3- No School Edition
Today's gratitude goes out to Mike Smith, a motivational speaker from Nebraska for his great video posted yesterday. Check him out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! 
03:11
March 19, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 2 - No School Edition
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.
02:47
March 17, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 1 - No School Edition
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.
02:59
March 16, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 83
Today's Gratitude goes out to the Director of the Burlington Board of Health Susan Lumenello. 
02:15
March 10, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 82
Today's Gratitude goes out to a Memorial School staff member who is always there to support colleagues. 
02:19
March 6, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 81
Today's Gratitude goes out to a group of middle school teachers who spent some extra time with our National History Students to help them prepare for this weekend's competition.
02:01
March 5, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 80
Today's Gratitude goes to a Special Education teacher at Marshall Simonds Middle School. 
02:26
March 4, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 79
Today’s Gratitude goes to a Pine Glen staff member who is always willing to lend a hand.
01:59
February 28, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 78
Today’s Gratitude goes to a BHS administrator who has taken on a new role this year.
01:56
February 27, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 77
Today’s Gratitude goes to a unendingly positive teacher at Fox Hill Elementary.
01:55
February 26, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 76
Today’s gratitude goes out to a MSMS teacher who shares clips from the exciting happenings in his science classroom daily.
02:16
February 24, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 75
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a group of BHS athletes chipping in out in the community.
02:18
February 13, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 74
Today’s Gratitude goes to the counseling team in the Bridge Program at BHS!
01:55
February 11, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 73
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a group of students at Fox Hill Elementary School.
02:55
February 11, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 72
Today’s gratitude goes to a BHS staff member making our community safer.
02:32
February 7, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 71
Today’s gratitude goes to a member of the Francis Wyman staff.
02:10
February 6, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 70
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a teacher at Pine Glen.
02:37
February 5, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 69
Today’s Gratitude goes to one of our MSMS teachers.
02:12
February 4, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 68
Today’s Gratitude goes to a 5th grade teacher at Fox Hill Elementary.
01:51
January 31, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 67
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a key player in the daily success at BHS.
02:19
January 30, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 66
Today’s Gratitude goes out to one of our elementary school nurses.
01:48
January 28, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 65
Today’s Gratitude goes to a member of the Memorial Elementary staff from Principal Dressler.
02:08
January 28, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 64
Today’s Gratitude goes to a Physical Education teacher at Marshall Simonds Middle School.
02:11
January 24, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 63
Today’s gratitude goes out to some BHS students on our District Equity Committee.
01:58
January 23, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 62
Today’s Gratitude goes out to our BHS Business Teachers.
02:17
January 22, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 61
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a staff member at Francis Wyman.
02:23
January 17, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 60
Today’s gratitude goes out to our MSMS Art Teachers.
02:29
January 16, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 59
Today’s gratitude goes to a group of teachers at MSMS helping spread a love of literacy.
01:53
January 14, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 58
Today’s gratitude goes out to Pine Glen Secretary Julie Gosselin. Listen to hear what she did last week.
01:55
January 14, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 57
Today’s Gratitude goes to our nurses at MSMS
02:42
January 10, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 56
Today’s Gratitude goes to the Student Council at Pine Glen Elementary.
02:22
January 9, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 55
Today’s Gratitude goes out to the staff and students in the Connections Program at MSMS
01:41
January 8, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 54
Today’s Gratitude goes out to two BHS freshmen.
02:17
January 7, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 53
Our first dose of Daily Gratitude for 2020 comes from MSMS Principal Cari Perchase
01:59
January 3, 2020
Gratitude Daily Episode 52
Today’s Gratitude goes to our BHS Spanish Club
01:28
December 20, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 51
Today’s Gratitude goes from our ELL teachers at Memorial School to their Principal.
01:44
December 19, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 50
Today’s gratitude goes from the Burlington Science Center to the Burlington Garden Club
02:23
December 17, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 49
Today’s Gratitude goes to the MSMS counselors from Principal Perchase
02:29
December 13, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 48
Today’s Gratitude goes from Pine Glen Principal John Lyons to his music teacher.
02:30
December 12, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 47
Today’s Gratitude goes to a BHS Guidance Counselor
02:12
December 10, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 46
Today’s Gratitude gore out to the BHS Chamber Singers and their teacher Mrs. Weller.
02:00
December 6, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 45
Today’s gratitude goes from Pine Glen Principal John Lyons to one of his teachers.
02:34
December 5, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 44
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a BHS math teacher and dance choreographer.
02:03
December 2, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 43
Today’s Gratitude comes from Francis Wyman and it goes out to the entire school from a first grade teacher.
02:06
November 27, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 42
Today’s gratitude goes to everyone who helped build the Gratitude Turkey at BHS.
02:02
November 21, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 41
Today’s gratitude goes out to a member of our ELL Team from a member of our ELL Team
01:46
November 19, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 40
Today’s Gratitude goes to two members of the Simon Youth Academy at Burlington.
02:17
November 15, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 39
In honor of Veterans' Day, today's gratitude goes out to all of our veterans. Thanks to MSMS Assistant Principal Josh Murphy for sharing his gratitude to veterans!
02:27
November 8, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 38
Today's gratitude goes out to the Social Emotional Support Staff at Burlington High School! 
01:51
November 7, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 37
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a the famous G-Block drifters at MSMS
02:08
November 6, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 36
Today’s Gratitude goes from BHS ELL Mr. Costa to a colleague in the English Department.
01:57
November 5, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 35
Today's Gratitude comes from Mrs. Gover and Mrs. Barkley at MSMS and it goes out to the entire 6th grade class.
01:37
November 1, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 34
Today’s Gratitude goes to one of our Pine Glen counselors.
01:52
October 31, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 33
Today’s gratitude goes out to Mr. Musselman and Ms. Pavlicek from the Burlington Science Center.
02:21
October 31, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 32
Today’s episode feature some gratitude from the Francis Wyman PTO.
02:23
October 29, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 31
Today’s Gratitude Daily goes out to a Fox Hill teacher.
02:01
October 28, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 30
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a member of our Burlington Early Childhood Center staff.
01:50
October 25, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 29
Today’s Gratitude goes to a Francis Wyman administrator.
01:45
October 24, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 28
Today’s episode provides gratitude towards a Pine Glen teacher.
01:33
October 23, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 27
Today’s Gratitude goes out to a Memorial Elementary School teacher who is always there to provide support for her colleagues.
01:26
October 21, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 26
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
01:59
October 18, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 25
This episode features gratitude towards a group of high school students supporting our student writers.  Check out more on the BHS Writing Fellows on their website. 
02:16
October 17, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 24
Today’s episode highlights the great work of some BHS Staff members who organized this week’s Career Day.
02:04
October 11, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 23
Today’s episode shares Gratitude towards the BHS Girls Volleyball team
01:26
October 10, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 22
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. 
02:04
October 9, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 21
Today's episode features gratitude from MSMS Science Teacher Jane Lynch to two of her colleagues. 
01:25
October 8, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 20
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. 
01:48
October 4, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 19
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. 
01:38
October 3, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 18
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. 
01:43
October 2, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 17
Today's gratitude is from Mr. Musselman from the Burlington Science Center. Mr. Musselman extends his gratitude to some students and staff who were involved in the recent climate walkout.
02:42
September 30, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 16
Today's episode is sent from a parent to Donna Sullivan, the Director of the Burlington Public Schools After School Program, and her staff. 
02:04
September 26, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 15
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. 
02:11
September 25, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 14
In this episode, Mrs. Gendron from MSMS has some gratitude to share about one of her colleagues. 
01:25
September 24, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 13
In this episode a BHS student shares gratitude towards two BHS teachers.
01:49
September 23, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 12
Today’s episode features some gratitude from Mr. Mullen to some of his colleagues across the district.
01:49
September 20, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 11
In today’s episode, Mrs. Barkley from MSMS offers gratitude to three middle school students for their community service efforts.
01:45
September 19, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 10
Today's episode features Mr. Marino from Marshall Simonds Middle School showing some gratitude towards a couple of his co-workers at MSMS.
01:59
September 18, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 9
Today’s Gratitude Daily comes from a parent towards our BHS Honor Society Students.
01:51
September 17, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 8
Today’s Gratitude Daily goes out to three BHS staff members.
01:15
September 16, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 7
Today’s episode highlights the work of two middle school staff members.
01:31
September 13, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 6
Today’s episode highlights Pine Glen Elementary and our annual 9/11 Heroes Assembly.
01:24
September 12, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 5
Today’s gratitude goes to some community members who took the time to read to our students at the Lord Baron Apartments during the summer.
01:21
September 11, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 4
A little more on the importance of gratitude and a shout out of gratitude to two BHS Seniors!
03:14
September 10, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 3
In this episode, Francis Wyman Principal Nicole McDonald shares gratitude for one of her staff members.
01:40
September 6, 2019
Gratitude Daily Episode 2
Mrs. Renee Dacey, our Burlington High School Foreign Language Department Head, shares her gratitude about the extra efforts of some of her department members.
02:05
September 5, 2019
Gratitude Daily episode 1
Superintendent of Schools Eric Conti shares gratitude for his Administrative Assistant Terry O’Meara.
01:32
September 4, 2019