NPDL Character

Learning Environment

"The great hope of society is individual character." William Ellery Channin

Website: Digital Learning and Grit: Tech Tools for Teachers in Flipped (and all) Classrooms

Explore Tech & Learning: Digital Learning and Grit: Tech Tools for Teachers ion Flipped (and all) Classrooms. The digital environments and tools in this article represent some of the opportunities to support the development of grit, tenacity, and perseverance. While these tools are supportive for the flipped classroom, all students, educators, and districts can benefit from a focus on grit.

Read: How to Foster Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator's Guide

Access the blog at Mind/Shift: How to Foster Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator's Guide. This article explores some of the issues around teaching grit including defining grit, measuring grit, and programs and models.

Website: Character Counts

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Explore the KIPP: Character Counts website. The KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) schools have been teaching character for years. The link explores the 24 character strengths and corresponding behaviours explored at KIPP and the seven highly predictive strengths. There are tips to Implementing Character in Your School and Infusing Lessons with Character, as well as a video on Incorporating Character into your Classroom and Additional Resources.

Explore the website to find a range of resources on developing character as well as academic skills.

Consider the following:

  • What is useful?
  • What could be adapted for your class?

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