May 3 is National Teacher Day, which means that we have an opportunity to tell amazing educators how much we appreciate their hard work. Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher on hope.
His mission is to help people of all ages exercise some control over what their future can become and to teach them how to aim for the future they want in school, work and life. He is also one of the most vocal advocates of psychological reform of America’s education system. He helps schools function less like impersonal factories and more like dynamic human development centers that help students achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want – including a good job and a happy family.