BRING MORE JOY AND FULFILLMENT TO CLASSROOMS & FAMILIES THROUGH SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING, GRATITUDE, & MINDFULNESS.
At The Fulfilled Classroom, we are passionate about creating an enriching and supportive learning environment that nurtures the holistic development of students. Our mission is to empower educators with effective tools and strategies to teach social-emotional learning, gratitude, and mindfulness, enabling them to create classrooms where every student can thrive.
Teaching Social-Emotional Learning:
We believe that social-emotional learning is an essential component of education. By focusing on the development of social and emotional skills, we equip students with the necessary tools to navigate challenges, build positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Our resources and guidance help educators integrate social-emotional learning seamlessly into their curriculum, fostering a safe and inclusive classroom community where students can develop empathy, self-awareness, resilience, and emotional intelligence.
Gratitude is a powerful mindset that can transform lives. By teaching gratitude in the classroom, we inspire students to appreciate the little joys, acknowledge the efforts of others, and find contentment in the present moment. Our resources provide educators with practical activities and strategies to foster a culture of gratitude, allowing students to develop a positive outlook, cultivate empathy, and enhance their overall well-being.
In our fast-paced world, mindfulness offers a sanctuary of calm and self-awareness. By introducing mindfulness practices in the classroom, we equip students with essential tools to manage stress, improve focus, and enhance their overall mental and emotional well-being. We offer practical techniques and resources that help educators integrate mindfulness seamlessly into their teaching practice, creating a peaceful and mindful learning environment.
We are committed to providing high-quality, practical, and engaging resources, innovative ideas, and evidence-based practices to educators. Through our blog, workshops, books, and online resources, we strive to empower educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement social-emotional learning, gratitude, and mindfulness effectively. We believe that when teachers are equipped with the right tools, they have the power to make a lasting impact on the lives of their students.
Join us in creating The Fulfilled Classroom, where education goes beyond academics, nurturing the hearts and minds of students, and preparing them for a fulfilling and successful future. Together, let's create a classroom where students thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.
Thank you for being part of our community!
Nicole Thomson, MEd, HBComm
WIFE . MOM . TEACHER . AUTHOR . ENTREPRENEUR
I’m Nicole, an educator, author, and entrepreneur. I currently work as a college professor, but previous to that, I spent over a decade as an elementary teacher where I participated in action research projects in math and literacy and presented at International conferences, such as IMBES and ILA (You can read more about those here). I have also provided professional development sessions to teachers in areas of Balanced Literacy, Math, and Classroom Management.
A few years ago, I relocated with my family, and therefore had to leave the classroom as I knew it. The pause from the busy classroom was a welcomed change, but that period of transition was also one of the most challenging periods of my life. During that time I began practicing gratitude; I believe it is what got me through that difficult period stronger and more inspired than ever. I was setting goals for myself and quickly checking things off my bucket list: get my Masters, become a college professor, write a book, run a half marathon, start a business, and work on being the best wife, mom, educator, and person I can be.
While I was reading "The Magic" by Rhonda Byrne, I was drawn to this excerpt: “If gratitude became a mandatory subject in schools, we would see a generation of children who would advance our civilization through spectacular accomplishments and discoveries, obliterating disagreements, ending wars, and bringing peace to the world.” I wholeheartedly believe this as well. I have seen what a gratitude practice has done in my life and recognize the plethora of science and research backing this simple, yet essential, factor to a fulfilled life. Why aren't we teaching this in schools? Social-emotional learning has finally taken a front seat in many curriculums which is exciting because it's these skills that are at the foundation of our children's future success.
I created The Fulfilled Classroom Inc. to teach children the importance of appreciating the little things in life (I even wrote a children's book about this - check out the "books" section of the website!) and I have enthusiastically switched my focus from training teachers and students on balanced literacy, spatial reasoning and classroom management, to social-emotional learning, living with gratitude and mindfulness, and finding fulfillment both in and out of the classroom.
MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.
My happy place. The cabin on Rainy Lake.
MY LITTLE FAMILY
I have the best family a girl could ask for - My husband, Kyle, and my kids, Luc & Sophie
Being fit and healthy enough to run my first ever half marathon. (Spring 2020)
OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
Growing up and living in Northern Ontario, Canada means lots of beautiful outdoor time at the lake.
Finding hidden gems like this lily pad reminds me that there are little miracles all around us.
I love my quiet morning coffee and indulging in fancy seasonal lattes.
I love spending time in the kitchen as a family. Homemade pasta and pizza nights are our favourites!
We celebrate hard in our family. There's always something exciting happening and I'm grateful for that!