Module 05: Gratitude ENG & SPA

Módulo 5: Gratitud (Inglés y español) | taught by Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Senior Instructors

About the Instructor

Dr. Mary E. Sanders and Eric B. Hamilton have combined their strengths to develop a unique, research-based program for schools, teachers, and students to increase wellbeing and happiness. To create our curriculum, we have curated the findings of Dr. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., among other leading positive psychology experts, into practical strategies that can be integrated into teachers’ personal lives, as well as their classrooms, enabling teachers and students to thrive.


Eric B. Hamilton is a veteran director for international schools around the world. Eric has spent his entire career enabling schools to be happier, more compassionate environments where both students and teachers thrive. His extensive experience in curriculum development and school leadership have enabled him and Mary to develop their courses using the most contemporary and research-based pedagogical methods.

Eric has over 25 years experience in education as a teacher and leader. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned his B.S. in elementary education and middle school math. Later, he completed the master’s program at the University of Colorado in curriculum and instruction. He has been a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for the past 10 years.


Dr. Mary E. Sanders has been involved in the world of positive psychology, health, and wellness for more than 20 years. With certifications from the Wholebeing Institute in Positive Psychology and as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, she is highly qualified to lead teachers towards happier, more holistic classrooms.

Dr. Sanders attended Eastern Illinois University and earned her B.S. in zoology and chemistry. She then attended Logan College of Chiropractic to earn her doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Sanders is a certified yoga Instructor and has been a mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practitioner of over 25 years.


Soporte técnico:

Module 05: Gratitude


Scientific research has proven that gratitude is one of the highest contributors to one’s happiness and well-being. Gratitude has been positively associated with qualities such as empathy, forgiveness, and the willingness to help others.

Essential Question:

How does feeling and showing authentic gratitude contributes to one's happiness and well-being?

Knowledge that you will develop in Module 05:

  • Understand the various definitions of gratitude.
  • Understand the power of gratitude.
  • Discover specific strategies for expressing gratitude.
  • Understand how gratitude is defined in education.
  • Identify strategies for implementing gratitude in the classroom.

Módulo 05: Gratitud


La investigación científica ha demostrado que la gratitud es uno de los mayores contribuyentes a la felicidad y el bienestar de de uno mismo. La gratitud se ha asociado positivamente con cualidades como la empatía, el perdón y la disposición a ayudar a los demás.

Pregunta Esencial:

¿Cómo el sentir y el mostrar auténtica gratitud contribuye a la felicidad y el bienestar de uno mismo?

Conocimientos que desarrollarás en el Modulo 5:

  • Comprender varias definiciones de gratitud.
  • Entender el poder de la gratitud.
  • Estrategias específicas para expresar gratitud.
  • Entender cómo se define gratitud en educación.
  • ¿Cuáles son las estrategias para implementar gratitud en el aula?

Course Contents

14 Videos
3 Quizzes
7 Texts
1 Disqus

Course Curriculum

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