Happiness, Gratitude, the Brain & CLD

In-Person Only


3-Credits  |  6-Hours of Lecture + Additional Application

What if we could train ourselves to be happy?  Would you do it? Happy people are more productive, healthy, and active, save more money and have significantly more joy in relationships. Forty years of research on positivity has revealed a path no longer reserved for the lucky. No matter what life event or personality trait, daily actions especially gratitude can take us from ordinary and despair to a state of happiness. You will love what it looks like in the brain.

  • Current research shows that the students with the highest levels of reported happiness, score the highest on standardized test scores, report the highest levels of engagement, and have the best classroom behavior.
  • Adults with the highest levels of reported happiness have the highest levels of job performance and productivity, the lowest rates of divorce and disease.

You’ll learn the strategies shown to CREATE happiness, and the majority of them are writing, reading, speaking and activities all underlying our State Mandates.

Additional Application: Examples of various strategies and activities will be provided for you to choose from.

*Please Note: University credit is an additional fee. Please be sure to contact your district for credit requirements. 

Step 1: Getting Started

Pick the class that’s right for you. Each class comes with step-by-step directions including: 1) How to watch or attend class, 2) Completing all course requirements, 3) Registering with the University of your choice, and 4) Requesting transcripts.

Step 2: Completing Class

Watch the online lectures or attend class in-person, then begin independent application. Keep a reflection and log the hours spent applying this content, then submit to us by email. 3-credit classes require 45 hours of engagement, 1 credit classes require 15 hours of engagement (including class time).

Step 3: Receiving Credit

After submitting independent application, within 5-7 days, you will receive a confirmation email that your grade has been entered with the university of your choice. You will then be able to request transcripts. Transcript delivery is generally 5-7 days and is available for expidite.

“I didn’t know there was so much research about how to be happy. I’m thankful to have learned so much that I can use for myself, my family, and my students/ I wish I had begun taking courses like this earlier in life!” -Michelle L.
“Thank you, Kim! Because of this class, I feel I can help my own anxiety as well as support my daughter and husband in a more positive way.” -LuAnne D.
“Thanks again for helping me remember that I’m in charge of what makes me happy and how to stay healthy”
“Strategies to increase happiness in my life and my students’ lives.”

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