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Nurture an attitude of gratitude. Your students will thank you!

Wrap up the year with our 12 interactive classroom lessons [Part three of three blog posts] It’s impossible not to think about giving (and getting) presents this time of year. We are exposed to thousands of media messages each day that tout the importance of tangible (preferably costly) gifts during the holiday season. That makes

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Help students feel more connected. Try these four activities!

Dive into our classroom exercises to improve school climate [Part two of three blog posts] What is the state of your school climate right now? It can be a mixed bag at this time of year. Lots of students (and teachers) are in a celebratory mood with social gatherings and the anticipation of a long

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What’s the mood at your school this time of year?

Try 12 days of social and emotional learning to make the season more positive! [Part one of three blog posts] Now that we’re well into December, most of us are feeling the squeeze of holiday obligations and expectations. Some people have financial anxiety during this seasonal spend-fest. Others feel left out if they have different traditions.

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Connecting Communities of Courage Summit: building inclusive, safe and engaged schools

“Each student needs to feel like they have an opportunity to succeed…confident in knowing the work they’re doing is putting them in a better place.” This sentiment was shared by Ben Gurewitz, a student panelist at the Connecting Communities of Courage Summit and was echoed by over 170 attendees at this first-of-its kind event held

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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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