There is no better way to learn about hope than to start teaching it. The Hopeful Cities campaign was created based on the Hopeful Minds curriculums and resources. Hopeful Minds is an iFred project aimed at equipping teachers, parents, students, and people everywhere with the tools they need to create, maintain, and grow hope.
To start exploring the Hopeful Minds curriculums today, visit www.hopefulminds.org/curriculum.
The Hopeful Minds curriculums have been designed to be easily taught by anyone. Each lesson contains background information for educators, as well as detailed lessons, worksheets, and activities. Hope lessons are taught in simple language with real-life examples and interactive prompts.
Hope is not something that has typically been “taught.” As a result, for many teens and adults, it is necessary to change pre-existing habits, such as worrying, internalizing failure, ruminating, reacting when in the downstairs brain, and trying to control the uncontrollables.
This is also why it is so essential that we teach hope to kids. By teaching hope skills at an early age, we are equipping our children with the critical skills they need to be successful throughout their lives.
So if you want to really understand hope at a deep level, get out in your community and start teaching about hope. It has changed the lives of so many around the world, and we hope it changes yours.