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Moral discipline is a 21st-century skill

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria thinks students in today’s world of information overload must develop “intellectual discipline” to say “no” to the lure of social media in order to “go deep” and “actually read books.”

When our heroes falter: lessons from 3 UCLA athletes

The recent arrest of three University of California Los Angeles players in China for shoplifting, and their subsequent return to the United States, provides valuable lessons on character, humility, and taking responsibility as role models.

How to teach gratitude through journaling

A Syracuse, NY, middle school is helping to focus students on the things that truly matter. “Having a bed to sleep in,” wrote Lincoln Middle School 7th-grader Jesse Swank in his school-provided gratitude journal.

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