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Great Picks for Building Courage

Courage is taking on problems even when there's a possibility of risk. It also involves students speaking up for what's right, even if there's opposition from their peers, and acting on their convictions. In the end, we want our students to be able to think critically and fight for justice for all. Check out these tools to help students reflect on their beliefs, practice better decision-making, face adversity head-on, and change their schools and the world.

Interested in seeing tips on how you might use some of these tools in the classroom? Check out our blog series We All Teach SEL: Inspiring Activities for Every Classroom

STOP!T Publisher: STOPit
Easy-to-use reporting tool helps kids report bullying, find adult help
Grades Pre-K-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Thrively Visit Website: http://www.thrively.com/
Cool assessment targets kids’ strengths; sprawling content overwhelms
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 5
Mindprint Learning Visit Website: http://www.mindprintlearning.com/
Expert feedback and tools designed for individual learner profiles
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are Publisher: Electric Eggplant
Must-read graphic novel teaches relatable tween lessons
Grades 5-8
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
BeSeen Publisher: Web Wise Kids, Inc.
Sim does a good job helping teens avoid hurtful social media pitfalls
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Character Playbook Visit Website: http://www.characterplaybook.com/
Realistic comic book-style stories help build healthy relationships
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Roadtrip Nation Visit Website: http://roadtripnation.org/
Outstanding site motivates kids to follow dreams, work hard
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price $20-$25 per student
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Sit With Us Publisher: Carolyn Hampton
Teen-created social tool boosts lunchtime inclusion and community
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
The Harry Potter Alliance Visit Website: http://www.thehpalliance.org
Fan site promotes real-world heroics with activism for social justice
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
inspirED Visit Website: https://inspired.fb.com/
Uplifting one-stop shop for social and emotional learning resources
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated