URSTRONG Blog

There’s lots of exciting things happening at URSTRONG! We love sharing our key milestones as we work towards our goal of bringing friendship skills to children from all corners of the world.

Webinar for Educators: What is a URSTRONG School?

Overview Want to listen in on a webinar that Dana hosted for educators? Explicitly teaching children how to develop healthy friendships and manage conflict in a positive way is at…

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PODCAST: Helping Children Build Friendship Skills

Overview Want to listen in on a webinar that Dana hosted for parents? In this webinar, Dana Kerford shared what she’s learned from 10 years devoted to studying childhood friendships…

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New Initiatives for 2020

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! After 10 years devoting our lives to childhood friendships, we continue to grow and expand. We have one overarching goal at URSTRONG: To empower as…

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Are you our next Sydney Presenter?

One week left to apply – Deadline: Monday 21 October 2019 We are looking for the next superstar educator to join our team of Licensed Presenters in Sydney, Australia. We…

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Creatable World: Making Play More Inclusive

In 2016, Michael and I were invited by Jess Weiner to the White House to attend an exclusive conference on gender equality. The leading toy manufacturing companies in the world were there like LEGO,…

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PODCAST: Daniel Sandral of MLC School Shares Importance of Friendship Skills in Schools

Overview Why are relationships so important in schools? How do friendship issues impact learning? How can parents and teachers work together to empower kids to “bounce forward”?  As the Head…

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Friendship Summit 2019 Inspires Educators from Around Australia

“The best education conference I’ve ever attended!” URSTRONG celebrated 10 years devoted to childhood friendships by launching an education conference focused entirely on building connections in schools. The Friendship Summit,…

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PODCAST: David Bott from The Institute of Positive Education Shares how Wellbeing is the Heart of Education

Overview What exactly is Positive Education? What does it mean to be “flourishing”? What is “PERMA” and why are relationships so important in schools? The Institute of Positive Education, based…

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PODCAST: Dana Shares some Results from SnapChat’s Global Friendship Study

Overview In this episode of Ask Dana, you will hear some statistics from SnapChat’s recent release of the Global Friendship Report. Dana will share her involvement in the study and…

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School Spotlight: Rainworth State School (Brisbane, Australia)

We love to celebrate what our URSTRONG Schools are doing around the world. This week, our Founder visited a school in Brisbane, Australia to present to the parents and check-in…

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Hosting our first Education Conference 2019

Here at URSTRONG, we have had a Dream Board since starting this company 10 years ago. While we’ve turned so many of those dreams into a reality, there was a very…

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21st Century Learning Hong Kong

21CL Hong Kong welcomes URSTRONG to the stage We’re looking so forward to joining educators and thought leaders at this year’s 21st Century Learning Conference on March 8 & 9…

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