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Strategies to Cultivate a Healthy Definition of Success

The nonprofit organization Challenge Success offers schools, families, and communities research-based strategies to promote student well-being, engagement with learning, and a definition of success that is “measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester.” They work with schools nationwide, offering workshops, research, and consultation to refine curriculum and school culture to support students’ growth in their sense of self. The website also offers resources for parents, including research papers, fact sheets, and videos with concrete action steps for helping young people lead balanced lives to become resilient, ethical, motivated learners.

Co-founder Dr. Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Education, recently spoke about these issues in the podcast, On Being, hosted by Krista Trippet. Dr. Pope is joined by Dr. Abraham Verghese, vice chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. The podcast episode is called, How Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?