Can Character Be Taught?

Create an more inclusive online collaboration lab, combining kids, parents & teachers to innovate character development solutions.

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How might we create rituals and routines that establish a culture of innovation in our classrooms and schools?

Innovation = a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society.

First, let's discuss how we create an more inclusive online collaboration lab. Let's open this forum up to or at least update the name and include children, parents & non-teachers from across the globe to discuss even more possible rituals and routines. How can we more clearly define the mission and inspire deeper involvement from a broader audience?

Second, let's focus on educating more people on learning to nurture our children's character development. Character development encompasses many traits including innovation, creativity, resilience, grit, risk perception, control, mindset, the art of asking good questions and many more. 

How many character traits/skills can we explore? Which character traits do we think will be most valuable to our children in the future? The importance of each character trait might vary from each person, family, school or country asked. Perspective, could dramatically influence which traits are considered most important. How we can innovate to bring together all of these perspectives to have an positive impact? How many people already are discussing this same or similar topic? How might we unite these discussions, collaborations, experiments?

Paul Tough - Can Character Be Taught? Video

Paul Tough - Special Address at WISE 2014:  Video

Trust people but question everything!

Inspiration: MIT EDx Course: USER INNOVATION


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