Advanced Adults: Transform your Students’ Lives with Superhero Gratitude

We’re at the other end of the spectrum todayΒ with one of the most amazing worksheets you can do with advanced* adult students.

Just one worksheet and it will change everything you do. πŸ™‚

(* by advanced here I meanΒ all the way up to medical, legal, CEO level of English. Β If your adults aren’t here yet, Β do theΒ regular Genki English curriculumΒ first.)

It is based on one of the most popular activities used by top business coaches (i.e. $5000 per month coaches) Β with high end clients.

And I’ve just tweaked it to improve on one of the key grammar techniques I use in my own Success Secrets courseΒ (i.e. present, past and future tenses.)

It’s very simple and works on the current business research into goal setting, clarity and, most important of all, gratitude.

If you’re not into this sort of thing then give it a miss, Β but if you want to completely change the lives of your students, give them this worksheet to do everyday:


Genki Gratitude Journal

Ninja Tip: Β VIPs just click the picture above. Β  Β For non-VIPs, Β full VIP membership comes with the Teacher’s Set if you’d like to join us. πŸ™‚

By the next lesson they will have 7 sheets all filled in and ready to be worked through together with you.

If there is anything they can’t work out they give it a try in English (i.e. encourage them to take risks) or in their native language.

This then becomes the target language for today’s lesson.

The English magic is that all the language and vocab is 100% personalized to themselves.

This is both the language that we all need the most and it also happens to be the easiest to learn.

It starts off simple, but eventually they want to express more and more so their English keeps expanding, Β even though the questions are always the same.

Plus they also get the personal development aspects that come from doing such exercises on a regular basis (most successful people invariably do this everyday.)

Give it around 20 to 30 days to see some amazing results for your students.

And best of all, they are going to credit you with changing their lives!

Be genki,


P.S. Β If you are wanting to bring some of this CEO level gratitude training to your kids or regular adult classes, check out the Genki English Thanksgiving lesson. Β I’ve been finishing workshops with it recently and it has been a huge, and hugely moving, experience!

P.P.S. Β If you have started your own school, doing this everyday yourself will be one of the powerful things you can do each day to improve your life and school.


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. When I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. Now I help teachers just like you teach amazing lessons and double your incomes!

3 Responses to “Advanced Adults: Transform your Students’ Lives with Superhero Gratitude”

  1. Roy Melling

    In fact, I’m usually not a big fan of the life coach tutors who charge 1000’s for a session. Is confidence training really that important and necessary for workers?

    On the other hand, I live in China at the moment and I often walk past a sales office and see the workers pitching a product to each other. I guess it helps to build confidence and maybe helps them if they are about to close a sale? I don’t know what is going on really? Even if it doesn’t help them to close a sale at least they are doing one important thing and that’s talking to one another.

    Actually, the worksheet is wonderful and I’d say to people just try asking the question to your friends and see what answer you get. I’m sure you’ll be able to guess some of your friend’s answers. πŸ™‚

  2. Richard Graham

    Glad you like the sheet Roy. Coaching is important because very often we can’t see ourselves what is obvious to other people. How much people charge (and pay!) though is a crazy situation outside our little world!

    For the confidence, I find it is by far the biggest thing that is needed in every field. Almost 99% of my teachers’ workshops I’d say are confidence training for the actual teachers. It is amazing how many of them can’t see the amazing things they do! Hence we I put so much emphasis on confidence training for the kids, so that hopefully some of it rubs off on the teachers too!

  3. Cathy

    This is a great idea! I’m going to make a scaled down version of this for my advanced kids, because they know a lot of English but they could really use the tense practice, and some of them really need the positivity practice as well.
    Hmmm… a squiggly red line is telling me positivity is not a word, but I’m skeptical!

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