SCPS High School Gifted Education

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Altruism and Gratitude

The neural connection between gratitude and altruism is very deep, as suggested by new research and renowned experts.


Stephen Covey, (2009) made the following observation: The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Parents around the world see the change and know that the traditional three R's — reading, writing, and arithmetic — are necessary, but not enough. Their children need to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. This observation is true for present times as well.

We hope this newsletter provides relevant information for you and your family throughout the upcoming holiday season.

New Research on Neural connections between gratitude and altruism.

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High School Gifted Instructional Team

Kevin Bouffard (BPHS) bouffardkj@staffordschools.net

Feli Cardenas (NSHS) cardenasfh@staffordschools.net

Susan Easter (CFHS) eastersl@staffordschools.net

Kali Hamill (MVHS) hamillkm@staffordschools.net

Helga Purnell (SHS) purnellhj@staffordschools.net

Stephenie Fellinger (SCPS Gifted Facilitator) fellingersl@staffordschools.net