Hope on the Rise!

Hope! A resounding theme at the most recent Learning and the Brain Conference: Positive, Resilient Minds: The Science of Promoting Student Grit, Gratitude, and School Success. Threaded throughout the...

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Strengths Beyond School

We know learning for people of all ages is not confined to a traditional school environment. And we know the education of our youth is greatly impacted by the communities that they live in. What...

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Hope for the Hopeless

For the month of April we are celebrating the character strength of hope. VIA describes hope this way; “If Hope is your top strength you expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it....

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Humor Me

The strength of the month for March is Humor. This is what VIA says about Humor, “If Humor is your top strength you like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you....

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Love: It’s All Greek to Me

I love coming across foreign (to me, as in non-English) words used to describe things that the English language doesn’t have words for. The Japanese have a word for looking worse after a haircut,...

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Love is a Verb

The strength of the month for February is Love. This is what VIA says about Love, “If Love is your top strength you value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and...

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