Agency

Dec 14 2018

Opportunity, Agency, and the First Steps to a Life of Purpose

By |2020-10-22T03:22:15+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Purpose in life might seem like a lofty goal for students, but it provides a host of benefits for adolescents, such as psychological wellbeing, physical health, hopefulness for the future, and satisfaction with life. Young people with purpose are goal-directed and have aspirations that drive them forward in life and help organize their planning for the future. At the Stanford Center on Adolescence, we define purpose as a personally meaningful aspiration to do something that makes a positive contribution to the world beyond-the-self.

Nov 28 2018

The Role of Adults in Facilitating Positive, Prosocial Youth Development

By |2020-11-09T23:27:48+00:00November 28th, 2018|

We recently had the opportunity to attend SRCD’s special topic session: Promoting Character Development Among Diverse Children and Adolescents. The conference touched on many things we, here at TransformEd, believe in deeply and work to integrate not only into our work with educators but also into our own lives, as parents to little ones.

Oct 2 2015

The Imperfect Student: It’s Time to Destigmatize Mental Illness

By |2020-10-14T21:42:01+00:00October 2nd, 2015|

I racked my brain on deciding what anecdote I could share that would illustrate what’s been on my mind lately. Like the vivid memory I have as a six year old of waking up in the morning and not understanding why I felt a sudden sensation of desperation. I also thought about the time in high school when...

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