Friday, January 17, 2014

David Levin Offers a Free Online Course: Teaching Character & Positive Classrooms

David Levin co-founder of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter schools is offering a free online course for anyone who wishes to join. The course is dedicated to the strategies of teaching character. As the course description states:

The course will explore questions like:
  1. How can positive psychology help us maximize student engagement and accomplishment?
  2. What does it look like to implement a growth mindset in your classroom?
  3. Can you teach grit in the classroom? If so, how?
  4. Should an educator measure character? If so, how? 
Click here to view the website and for access to signing up.
The first offering of the class begins on February 9th. David explains the course in this short video (Video Link)

1 comment:

  1. Character development WOVEN into curriculum - key. Teachers are going to be getting it from both sides. The school must meet test scores set by state and federal types, while meeting character development goals set by education folks. WOVEN happens within each lesson plan, one idea at a time. That's where the work is.

    Also, I wonder at how this approach is communicated (taught?) to parents. It would take a much higher level of involvement than, unfortunately, (mostly due to work and paying bills) is currently seen.

    I will add this link to a recent speech by the Secretary of Education, Bill, - that was suggested by our Mom.