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Social-Emotional Learning at the Start of School
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On the Role of Future-Mindedness in Character Education
Improving Academic Achievement for Disadvantaged Children
Emotional Intelligence Needs an Update
The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect
NS Teens Challenge
Social and Emotional Learning: A Short History
How to Overcome Destructive Anger
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Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom
Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority
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SEL and Spirituality: Instructional Implications
Mary McCarthy on Human Nature, Moral Choice, and How We Decide Whether Evil Is Forgivable
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George Eliot on Leisure and the Seedbed of Our Modern Restlessness
What is special about emotion? Emotional education and emotional competence

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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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