Tune in to CUNY TV Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 pm or Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 am to watch a new installment of EdCast: Can “Character” Be Taught? This segment will feature two of the three co-founders of the brand new non-profit, the Character Lab, which seeks to unlock student achievement by bridging the worlds of psychological research and K-12 practice to change how research is done and how character is taught. Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP, and our very own Dominic Randolph will be discussing what it takes to succeed in school and in life. Angela Duckworth is the third co-founder of the Character Lab.
This segment will include:
What does it mean to succeed in school and in life? Linda Hirsch interviews Dave Levin, Founder KIPP Charter School Network and Dominic Randolph, Headmaster Riverdale Country School about their Teaching Character initiative and its new approaches to building, teaching and assessing character beyond the usual definitions of what it means to succeed. Additional interviews with teachers at Riverdale Country School.
To tie you over until Saturday, here is a small excerpt from a discussion on teaching character that Dominic and Dave had with John Merrow and Paul Tough as part of the JCC’s Learning Matters series this past December
John Merrow, Paul Tough, Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph on the importance of failure in schools | Learning Matters, published December 20, 2012.