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Building Character

Actionable, science-based advice on how to build strengths of heart, mind, and will

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  • Character Lab


Character refers to ways of thinking, acting, and feeling that benefit others as well as ourselves. Character is plural — encompassing strengths of heart, mind, and will. Like social and emotional learning, the elements that make up character can be taught, learned and practiced, and we’re here to help. Explore this page to strengthen your kindness, grit, decision making, curiosity, emotional intelligence and more - brought to you by TED-Ed and Character Lab.



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