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No More Flashcards with Memorization through Game Playing
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7 Steps for Turning Around Under-Resourced Schools
How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word
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Recess for High School
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Expressing Themselves
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Seven Innovation Myths
The Serious Need for Play
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A Stop-Motion Love Letter to the Power of Curiosity
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Finding the Kind Way
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Fiction Hones Social Skills
The Magic of the Book: Hermann Hesse on Why We Read and Always Will
Creating Space for Risk
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Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity
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How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills
Aldous Huxley on the Transcendent Power of Music and Why It Sings to Our Souls

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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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