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Reframing the role of educators: five ways to maintain childlike optimism

Teaching young people skills that maintain their optimism over the course of their lives could help them to make a more positive impact on the world. Image: Unsplash / @ardentlysarah

Asheesh Advani

President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide

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Graphic showing decline in optimism levels over the course of a lifetime.
In most countries young people become less optimistic with age, according to research. Image: JA Worldwide, based on research from The Changing Childhood Project, UNICEF
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Two speech bubbles illustrating the act of reframing a pessimistic thought.
Cognitive reframing focuses on skill-building instead of self-worth. Image: JA Worldwide
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Graphic showing explanatory style differences between optimistic and pessimistic thoughts.
Young children tend to be more likely to explain events from an optimistic rather than a pessimistic point of view. Image: JA Worldwide
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