15 December, 2016

Lessons learned about gratitude during my visit to Singapore

Recently I had the privilege of presenting a keynote address and workshop at the Positive Schools Conference in Singapore. There were over 250 educators and school leaders from 14 different countries in attendance. Most of these were from the Asian […]
11 September, 2016

Chinese students practising gratitude in Australian boarding schools

The Masters of Teaching student from mainland China mentioned in my previous blog – who I gave the pseudonym Nancy – also related how she is trying to help her students practise gratitude in culturally appropriate ways. Nancy has a job […]
7 September, 2016

What we can learn about gratitude from the martial art of kendo?

Before they start their practice or competition, those who are training in the martial art of kendo bow to the room to thank it for allowing them to train, they bow to thank their sensei, their teacher. They also bow […]
5 September, 2016

Gratitude in the context of Chinese international students

Gratitude is so important to the way we communicate that if we don’t express it in culturally meaningful ways, major misunderstandings can occur. I believe that teaching international students how to express gratitude is really important if they are to […]