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Searching for the Most Hopeful Teacher in America

Hopeful students are more likely to go to school, engage in learning, and make good grades. And we now know where some of…

On August 23rd, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

The International Pessimist Club Has Surprisingly Few Members

Most people on the planet see the glass as half full, rather than half empty. That’s according to a new analysis that…

On May 28th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

How High Schools Win the Gold Medal in Academic Performance

By Tim Hodges and Shane J. Lopez

U.S. News & World Report recently teamed up with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) –…

On May 17th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

Why Your Physician Should Get Serious About Your Happiness

We all complain about health care costs, but when we’re sick we want ready access to the best care available. So none of us would…

On March 18th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

Why Hopeful Employees Are 14% More Productive

American salespeople, Swiss mechanics, and Chinese factory workers all are more productive if they are hopeful. In an effort to learn…

On March 11th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

Making Hope Happen

First-time entrepreneurs have the deck stacked against them. Their hope is what improves the odds for success. If you are planning to launch your own business, make sure your pursuing a goal that excites and sustains you.

On March 5th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

American Parents Are Not Powerless When It Comes to Violence Prevention

We, as parents, can play a role in preventing violence at our schools. We are not powerless. We do not have to wait on institutions that are slow-moving and hard to influence — specifically, the federal government and national media — to care for America’s children.

On January 3rd, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

American Parents Are Not Powerless When It Comes to Violence Prevention

We, as parents, can play a role in preventing violence at our schools. We are not powerless. We do not have to wait on institutions that are slow-moving and hard to influence — specifically, the federal government and national media — to care for America’s children.

On January 3rd, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

Why We Should Care What Students Think

Not asking students for their opinions is a missed opportunity, because no one knows better about how school is going than its target audience — the students themselves.

On October 5th, 2012, posted in: Uncategorized by