Discover how to improve achievement, happiness, and resilience using the science of hope
The current mental health crisis is driving many teachers to leave the profession while students struggle with engagement and anxiety. Trauma-informed coping mechanisms are helpful, but this book goes a step further by incorporating much-needed but often-missing support to help learners feel hopeful and provide educators with resources to care for themselves.
Based on research around the psychological science of hope, this guidebook provides strategies educators and school leaders can use daily to help students feel secure, build relationships, and improve academic outcomes. Included are practices and interventions that can be woven into classrooms and schools to foster mental wellness and happiness using
- Classroom materials, tools, and reproducibles
- Scientific resources to quickly assess and monitor hope
- Simple plans of action to improve hope, engagement, and motivation
- Vignettes from classrooms and the author’s own experiences with children who have experienced extreme trauma
Backed by the latest research, The School of Hope will encourage higher academic attainment and equity, inspiring a sense of deeper fulfillment for both students and educators.
Cathleen Beachboard is on a mission to show how the science of hope can improve outcomes for those with trauma and anxiety. Through a deeply moving journey to help her five adopted children overcome a past of abuse and neglect, Cathleen shares valuable tools on how we can use hope to increase our resiliency, happiness, and success.
Hope is not simply an emotion. Hope is a science. Hope is one of the most robust predictors of GPA, future academic attainment, and overall resiliency. Measuring and raising hope levels can combat the effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, build motivation, and drive achievement. This webinar combines scientific research, tools, and strategies to increase hope and improve equity and life outcomes for both students and staff.