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Teens, Grit, and inspirED: An Interview with Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman

InspirED: Tell us a little about The Grit Guide for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Build Perseverance, Self-Control, and a Growth Mindset. What made you decide to write it? Why should teenagers develop grit? Dr. Baruch-Feldman: The Grit Guide for Teens is a workbook designed specifically for teens to help them build perseverance, resilience,

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This Is Me and I Matter

Nothing feels more important today than empathy and listening in school. That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Teachers Guild and Better Make Room to launch This is Me and I Matter: a national campaign for empathy building. More dialogue between teachers and students translates to more empathy and understanding in the classroom. We’re doing

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Join Over 90,000 Groups For Character Day!

Join Over 90,000 Groups For Character Day! On September 22, 2016, join hundreds of thousands of people around the globe for the third annual Character Day — a free day and global initiative where school districts, organizations, families, congregations of all sizes screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives, dive into

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Facebook and Yale Honor Teens Creating Positive Change in their High Schools

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 inspirED Changemaker Award winners, sponsored by Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Ten exceptional teams of students and educators from high schools around the U.S. have been selected to receive this prestigious award in its inaugural year. Supporting greater social and emotional learning and greater wellbeing

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Finding Inspiration and Taking Action

Imagine walking into school in the morning. You feel a sense of excitement as you anticipate what the day will bring. Your friends greet you, seeming happy to see you. You all are energized by what’s to come. As you go about your day, you are engaged and fulfilled by your work. Your teachers seem

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First Post – You are welcome here!

Last year, in a national survey, we asked you how you felt every day in schools. You told us. Over 20,000 of you said said you felt mostly tired, stressed, and bored in school. We heard you. In that same survey, we asked you how you want to feel every day. Respected and valued. Happy

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