Good is defined as Excellent, Ethical, and Engaging. The definition comes from Harvard University's Professor Emeritus Howard Gardner and his colleagues. The Good Student emphasizes these three comments in its approach to supporting students and schools, helping foster the development of good students.
To provide all students in the US and abroad with the Student Success Survey, which measures and strengthens students on the key indicators and predictors of well-being, academic achievement, and effective community engagement.
To support young people in their journey to be engaging, ethical, and excellent students who attain and cultivate for themselves and others academic achievement, health, safety, and civic and climate change heroism.
STUDENT SUCCESS SURVEY (S3)
The current state of society:
One in five high school students suffer from depression
75% of all mental health issues arise by the age of 24
Only 59% of college students complete a four-year degree in six years
Women, minorities, first-generation and other groups still face unique challenges
Many students haven't discovered their eco self-efficacy to address the greatest challenge to human society, namely climate change
The Student Success Survey (S3) was developed in response to the needs of students and schools. S3 is an evidence-informed questionnaire that can be immediately and easily administered for any school size.
By gauging students in the key influences on well-being and school success, we are able to strengthen each area.
As a result, S3 can support all schools' aims of increasing academic achievement, well-being, retention, school persistence, prevention of on campus and off campus violence, and addressing climate change.
If your school would like to use this resource and partner with us, please contact us.
Heroism is taking a personal risk for the common good while others remain inactive or non-responsive, according to Phil Zimbardo, Founder & President of the Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) and who conducted the Stanford Prison Experiment, 1971.
Today one of the greatest challenges facing humanity is climate change. Our goal is to fuse into the concept of "a good student" the characteristics of an "eco-hero," a person who is willing to sacrifice and defend the world from the threat of climate change.
We partner with organizations to facilitate this at schools and programs internationally and across the country. Learn more about this work by using the contact tab above.