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A Champion For Character

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  This past week, the NBA experienced a once-in-a-generation earthquake. Jalen Brunson, a 27-year-old All-Star guard who plays for the New York Knicks, signed a four-year extension with the team for $156.5 million. But here’s what caused the...

Do Moral Dilemmas Help Students Strengthen Their Ethical Muscles?

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  I am so grateful that my friends at The Good Project, a research organization based at Harvard, wrote an article this week for our newsletter about their dilemma-based case study curriculum for middle and high school students. Not surprisingly,...

Beyond Next Steps: Preparing students for their future lives

By Kirsten McHugh from The Good Project at The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero. Character education can substantially impact students’ lives and the culture of schools where it is implemented. When students learn to nurture their character...

The Healing Powers of the Outdoors

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  Summer has arrived! It’s hard to believe that the summer solstice is tomorrow (June 20). For centuries, the longest day of the year kicked off the harvest season, lighting and jumping over bonfires, building stone circles and other rituals of...