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Academic Success Stress

Nov 16, 2015 2015-11-16

Professional Growth

Meet the Challenge and Regain the Balance

Located at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, Challenge Success provides schools and families with information and strategies to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for their children. The program is based on the belief that effective change happens when all stakeholders— administrators, faculty, parents, counselors, and students—come together to identify problems and work on solutions. Schools involved in the program send full teams to attend intensive conferences where they work with a coach to design action plans to implement best practices in areas such as curriculum, assessment, homework, school schedule, and a healthy school climate. Each school is unique, so each team designs an individualized plan for change. Work with families is also based on best practices from research. The courses, workshops, videos, and other resources offer parents guidelines and tools to help their children regain their balance, strengthen their sense of self, increase their motivation and critical thinking skills, and learn how to deal effectively with the inevitable challenges of life.

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