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Each time I find myself lamenting the hatred and selfishness and apathy and cruelty of which humans are capable, each time
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots
The campaign features three short videos that provide vignettes of young gay or transgender youth going through a "moment" that might challenge their identity or sense of worth. The videos end with an affirmation that no matter how positive or negative a situation may be, "you matter."
Schools have a standardized system and protocols in place for every aspect of student learning -- except one. Schools have no system at all in place to teach students how to bring about change in the world.
Choose2Matter is a global movement that challenges people to solve problems that break their hearts.
As the pace of education "reform" heats up, what it means to be a teacher is being defined by everyone except teachers. In the wake of this, we need to remind ourselves of these two undeniable words: Teachers matter.
In our year together, new questions have emerged from the #GeniusHour conversations. This being the most important of all
When we tell a young woman that she matters, we are inviting her into a life of service and action. Leadership is hard work and it comes with real responsibility. We help young leaders grow when we give them both, by telling them that they matter, and are accountable for it.
There are those who are so concerned about the seemingly overwhelming intrusion of digital media into our daily lives that some schools are still restricted from using social media tools in the classroom. But what if these fears are totally unfounded?
There will be 1 billion fewer cigarettes smoked and 274 million fewer cigarettes littered if nobody lights up today. People say it is hard to stop smoking, but isn't it harder to keep doing it?
61% of low-income families have no books in their homes. Survey your bookshelves and pull out books that you won't read again. Donate them to a local literacy organization, school or library.
Animals are unconcerned about age, looks, or physical ability; they accept you just as you are. If you're thinking about getting a pet, seriously consider adopting.
In contrast with our ex-President, it is not be surprising that there has been great commentary on Obama's impressive mastery of language. And yet it is not only his words that move us, but his inclusion.
Every 3.5 seconds someone dies of hunger. Every 11 seconds someone dies of AIDS. Every 15 seconds a child dies from a waterborne illness. 1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water.
At the end of 2009, don't you want to look back and see that you made a difference? That you matter? This is the first Monday of the New Year. Start it off by making a difference.
Reading is like exercising -- mental and physical benefits flourish with regular practice. It relaxes, entertains, and inspires your soul. So take time to read... this column doesn't count.
A safe neighborhood is created when the people who live in it look out for one another and their property. Let's make it more difficult for burglars to do their job.