Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So
The difference between "playpens" and "playgrounds"
The ‘Success Sequence’ Can Help Schools Bridge Our Divides
Survey finds strong backing for teaching about value of degree, job, marriage, children—in that order.
“Big Quit” May Force New Focus on Soft Skills and Success
How to prepare the American workforce for the increasing importance of noncognitive skills
An Encouraging Consensus on Character Education
Some recommendations for developing compassion, courage, determination, fairness, grit, honesty, patience, respect, responsibility, self-motivation, and temperance.
The Moral Implications of Social and Emotional Learning
Jay Greene argues that SEL's moral and religious dimensions are essential, and that efforts to downplay those are likely to render SEL ineffective.
The Character Assessment Initiative (Charassein)
A new initiative aims to define, develop, and validate measures of what have often been called non-cognitive skills, but we think are more accurately described as character traits.
Is Character Education the Answer?
Developing teenagers’ self-regulation may require something other than parables, slogans, inspirational banners, and encouragement from compassionate teachers.
Behind the Headline: Barack Obama vs. the Culture of Poverty
Two giants of the blogosphere, Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic, have been engaging in an epic debate this month over the concept of "the culture of poverty."
High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do
Remarkably little has been written about the state of citizenship education in our schools. Pollsters/analysts Steve Farkas and Ann Duffett have delivered an invaluable service in their new study "High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do."