The Power and Promise of Leading with the Science of Hope (Part 1)







Episode Description

The science of hope is an evolving and impactful area of study that education leaders can look to for inspiration.

In this episode, Jamie Meade, vice president and chief of staff at Battelle for Kids, talks about what she’s found about the science of hope—as opposed to wishful thinking—and its profound impact on education. She and Dr. Karen Garza, president and CEO of Battelle for Kids, discuss how hope can be a strategy and the importance of developing goals, pathways, and agency.

Jamie Meade serves as Vice President/Chief of Staff for Battelle for Kids and leads the execution of the organization’s strategic plan to fulfill its mission of collaborating with educators and local communities to inspire passion and purpose for lifelong learning in every student. She has spent her entire career in education. She was a high school English, French, and speech teacher; an elementary and high school administrator; and director of curriculum and assessment. 

Resource Links:

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The Psychology of Hope by C.R. Snyder

Shane Lopez Hope Talk on YouTube: Shane Lopez Hope

Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life by Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman



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