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What is the impact of "purpose" on student mental health and engagement?
“This school has wasted my time for three and half years!” Alex shouted to me as she was leaving class on a Friday afternoon, in reference to her experience at the high school at which I’m working. Alex has never been one to hold back her opinion. While I knew not to take her words totally at face value–I know how great of an experience our high school provides to so many of our students–I couldn’t help but get stirred up by her statement. I felt for Alex. And the optimistic teacher in me wanted to do something about it.