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Courage of Famous Failures - Inspirational. Meet the team. Making the Case for Social Media in Schools. "Do you have a Twitter account?

Making the Case for Social Media in Schools

Do you use Instagram? " I ask those questions of all teacher applicants at Jackson P. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve. The impact of mindset on student aggression and behavior - Growth Mindset Blog & Newsletter. My former student David Yeager and I have been very concerned about violence in school.

The impact of mindset on student aggression and behavior - Growth Mindset Blog & Newsletter

The problem in high school gets worse. TEDxNorrköping. Blind Teen May Play For USC Football Team He Inspired in 2009. When faced with losing his second eye to cancer at the age of 12, Jake Olson wanted to watch his last University of Southern California Trojans football game in person and take it all in.

Blind Teen May Play For USC Football Team He Inspired in 2009

He got his wish and met the team. Now a high school senior and totally blind, he may play for them. USC Trojans' No. 1 Fan 'Fights On' With Help From His Football FriendsBoy's Cancer Battle Inspires USC TrojansBoston Bomb Victim Dances Her Way Back Despite Prosthetic Foot The California teen was diagnosed with retinoblastoma when he was 1 and lost one of his eyes, ABC News reported. Although the cancer came back eight times, he was able to beat it until he was 12 in 2009.

Elmont Memorial High School student accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools - Apr. 4, 2015. Now comes the really hard part: Deciding where to go.

Elmont Memorial High School student accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools - Apr. 4, 2015

He actually got into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins. "I am leaning toward Yale," he told CNNMoney. Girl, 12, points out lack of girls in Dick's Sporting Goods catalog - Parents. Parents Marisa Kabas TODAY contributor 8 hours ago A little girl has made a big splash after a fiery letter she penned to the powers-that-be at Dick’s Sporting Goods was tweeted by her father. 12-year-old McKenna Peterson is an avid basketball player and fan and was inspired to write the letter after receiving a Dick’s catalog with little to no female representation.

Girl, 12, points out lack of girls in Dick's Sporting Goods catalog - Parents

“She got angry,” her father Chris Peterson told TODAY.com. Chris Peterson. Want to Stop Mean Girls? Raise Nice Girls, Instead  Once upon a time, fourth grade was the year that young girls began to have difficulty navigating friendships.

Want to Stop Mean Girls? Raise Nice Girls, Instead 

For many years, I worked in a school for kids with learning disabilities. It was always during fourth grade that previously established friendships began to hit turbulence. Names were called. 'Young Wonders' stepped up, changed the world. Three youngsters were honored this month along with the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012Jessica Rees made special "JoyJars" to bring happiness to young cancer patientsWill Lourcey and his friends are finding fun ways to raise money to fight hungerCassandra Lin's group collects used cooking oil and uses it to help people heat their homes Editor's note: Tune in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to catch the final re-airings of this year's CNN Heroes tribute show.

'Young Wonders' stepped up, changed the world

"CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" will air at 6 p.m. ET on December 24 and 4 p.m. ET on December 25. How Do YOU Define Yourself Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxAustinWomen. Apollos Hester Makes Inspirational Speech After Football Game. By Alex Heigl @alex_heigl.

Apollos Hester Makes Inspirational Speech After Football Game

3-year-old born with just one arm has an incredible, and inspirational, golf game. Amazing Kids from History. Amazing Kids! Magazine. 100 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community. Young people are serving their communities at record numbers.

100 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

Each year, approximately 13 million teens give 2.4 billion hours of service back to their communities. Here are some ideas for how you can make a difference: 1. Middle School Students Make a Difference. America's Top-Ten Youth Volunteers for 2009.

Middle School Students Make a Difference

Top from left: Jeremy Bui, Brittany Bergquist, Colin Leslie, Morgan Mariner, Melissa Monette. Bottom from left: Shelby Romero, Shardy Camargo, Sean Nathan, Beatrice Thaman, Amanda LaMunyon. (Mark Regan) Thirteen-year-old Sean Nathan throws a big birthday party every month. But the Louisiana eighth-grader isn't celebrating the day he was born over and over again. Sean received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award last week for his volunteer service. Sean and the nine other top youth volunteers were honored at a reception inside the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions.

An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right? Top 10 Under 20: 10 Teenagers Who Changed the World in 2013. “Out of the mouths of babes…” or so the saying goes – but time has told us that actions speak much louder than words. When we talk about the up-and-coming bright young things, we tend to pay attention to the young graduates, the talented 20-somethings; but there are several young people who have made a significant impact on our world today who haven’t even left the teenage bracket yet.

8 amazing kids who changed the world: Get ready. Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks. Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up. Listen Have you ever set a goal for yourself, like getting fit, making honor roll, or being picked for a team? Like lots of people, maybe you started out doing great, but then lost some of that drive and had trouble getting motivated again.

You're Not Alone! Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students! A Pep Talk from Kid President to You. Meet the team. How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn. Jane Mount/MindShift A few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting while interviewing high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area about their hopes, dreams and life goals. Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often.

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You. Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!