MISSION: TO BRING MORE JOY AND FULFILLMENT TO CLASSROOMS
The Fulfilled Classroom focuses on bringing gratitude, joy, and living with intention into classrooms for both students and teachers. We create resources for classrooms that help students learn about the importance of gratitude, growth mindset, and inspire teachers to incorporate more joy into what they do.
Teachers are often consumed with their students' best interests that they can forget about themselves. The Fulfilled Classroom helps teachers rediscover their own intentions and goals they have for themselves. Self-care is not selfish, and teachers need this now more than ever before. Our goal is to build a community of educators who pour into themselves, and can therefore teach their students the importance of living life with gratitude, joy, and intention.
Nicole Thomson, MEd, HBComm
WIFE . MOM . TEACHER . AUTHOR . ENTREPRENEUR
I’m Nicole, an educator and entrepreneur. I spent over a decade as an elementary teacher, where I taught K-8. During this time, I participated in action research projects in math and literacy and presented at International conferences, such as IMBES and ILA. (Click here for more information about these projects.) 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, and during that time, I discovered a passion for personal development. As I set new goals and intentions in my life, I started 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.
During this time, I developed a positive mindset focused on gratitude and intention in my life. A focus that I wish I had ten years ago! It occurred to me that teachers are so busy worrying about their students’ well-being, positive mindsets and goal setting, that they forget to do this for themselves. It was then that I decided I would switch my focus from training teachers on balanced literacy, spatial reasoning and classroom management, to living with gratitude, setting intentions, 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.
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!