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5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom
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Women, Power, and Hillary Clinton
Can Stress Help Students?
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Imprisoned for Our Beliefs by Olivia Koski
Build Your Confidence
Creating Safe, Strength-Based Classrooms
Theresa Kane
Nicole Krauss’s Beautiful Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns
Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding
Caitlyn Jenner Demonstrates, Transformation Can Bring True Happiness
Rebekah Gregory
Adding the Grit Scale to School Data
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Speaking Truth to Power and the Value of Counterpoints: Madeleine Albright’s Surprising Commencement Address
“The Little One” Finds Her Voice
Creating Space for Risk
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E.B. White on Weapons, Justice, and What It Really Takes to Live in a Peaceful World
4 Secrets To Following Your Dreams
Hope on the Battlefield

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Secrets of War
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Brave
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The Incredibles
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Wisdom

creativity
curiosity
love of learning
perspective
multidisciplinary thinking

Courage

bravery
perseverance
honesty
enthusiasm
growth

Humanity

love
kindness
social intelligence
empathy

Justice

social responsibility
teamwork
fairness
leadership
taking initiative

Temperance

forgiveness
humility
prudence
self-control

Transcendence

appreciation of beauty
gratitude
optimism
humor
spirituality

This “Periodic Table of Character Strengths” is an original creation of Let it Ripple, and is based on research by Dr. Martin Seligman and Dr. Christopher Peterson explored in our film The Science of Character. The classification of character strengths and virtues is copyrighted by VIA Institute on Character and is used with permission.

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