As I was browsing the web for ways to implement and teach grit and growth mindset in my classroom, I came across this fantastic non-profit called Character Lab. They are designing, testing, and working to build resources for all educators to implement character education in their classrooms.
After listening to the The Key to Success? Grit TedTalk given by Angela Duckworth, >>check it out here<< I have been increasingly intrigued by the direct impact grit has on student achievement in my classroom. .
This leads to me today's findings... Character Lab... >>check it out here<<
I LOVE the idea of everyone working together to find ways to implement character education in our schools; working together to change our society for the better.
Education has such a profound impact on the world. Teachers can change student's lives. Students can change teacher's lives. Imagine a world where we are all working tirelessly to build character in the students that will be the future leaders of our country along with providing a rigorous academic education.
In order to gain a better understanding of the research behind this movement, I've made a list of must read books. I'm reading one book a month and will report back to you! Feel free to join the discussion, just link your blog below and I'll check it out!
December's book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink