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Cultivating Gratitude with Kids feat. Elle Rowley, Author of Agnes and the Sheep [episode 36]

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We’re so busy and focused on teaching and making sure our students achieve and meet each of our content and grade level standards, but is that all we want them to learn? As teachers, we know we’re teaching the whole child and helping develop and learn skills that are necessary for outside the classroom as well. One of those important lessons is gratitude, and I have the perfect person to help us with this topic. 

I met today’s guest at a conference in Utah, knew I had to meet her, accidentally ran into her at a restaurant, and the rest is history! She embodies gratitude and created a way to involve kids in the process. So in today’s episode, we’re discussing cultivating gratitude with kids featuring guest Elle Rowley, author of Agnes and the Sheep.

Elle Rowley is a writer, investor in family-owned businesses, and founder of the award-winning baby carrier company Solly Baby. She lives in Bonsall, California with her husband and four children on a small, three-acre farm with a barn that they have turned into a one room schoolhouse for the community. 

Teaching skills outside the curriculum might be easier than you think. Elle gives two tips on cultivating gratitude with kids in your classroom, and they both involve you! She also wrote a book, Agnes and the Sheep, which will be a series that is surrounded by the idea of gratitude. Therefore, Elle provides ways for parents and teachers to utilize Agnes and the Sheep to help teach gratitude, for cultivating gratitude doesn’t just have to be learned in the classroom. 

Throughout the episode, we also discuss a wide range of topics beyond gratitude, but honestly, they all end up going back to cultivating gratitude in some way. Elle has so many different experiences that she shares from homeschooling her kids with a community, how her first business impacted her second career, and her journey to becoming an author. With each topic discussed, you can’t help but notice the wisdom and gratitude she expresses. 

With the current stressors of our job, life, and world, it’s easy to slack off when practicing gratitude and instead have our minds wander to the negative. But after listening to this episode, I hope you see the beauty in every day. By cultivating gratitude for ourselves, students, and kids, we’re going to see the positive and be grateful for the things in our everyday lives. 

In this episode on cultivating gratitude with kids, we discuss:

  • Elle shares her journey will home-based schooling and how it has evolved over the years
  • How Elle got into writing children’s literature and why gratitude was an easy first topic
  • The two ways you can cultivate gratitude in your classroom or at home
  • Outline Elle’s thoughts and inspiration behind her book Agnes and the Sheep
  • Tips on how to begin writing your own book
  • Our free coaching session September 28th at 5pm Central

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Meet Elle Rowley:

Elle Rowley is a writer, investor in family-owned businesses, and founder of the award-winning baby carrier company Solly Baby. She lives in Bonsall, California with her husband and four children on a small, three-acre farm with a barn that they have turned into a one room schoolhouse for the community.

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