This week, I wrote an article for George Lucas’s Edutopia on another use for awe in the classroom: helping kids find a sense of purpose, which research indicates is one of the best things teachers can do for their students.

Also, a couple of weeks ago I had the chance to interview visionary teacher John Hunter about his inspiring new book, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements.

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Finally, Phil Zimbardo, legendary psychologist and president of the Heroic Imagination Project, outlined seven steps to a meaningful life in this uplifting commencement speech.

Warmest regards, 

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
Education Director, Greater Good Science Center

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