Character - the key to success
Increasing evidence backs the advice that have been passed down from generation to generation. Who you are and the content of your character does really matter and has a direct affect on academic success. Paul Tough's new book sheds light on a national conversation that is taking place around the
role of character education in schools. Schools can not do it alone however and so I encourage you to join in the discussion as we work together in the Kittery community to raise our children with character traits that will help them succeed.
Links to some compelling journalism and articles include:
Is Character the Key to Success: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/is_character_the_key_to_success
This American Life - Back to School http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/474/back-to-school
Don't - The Secret of Self Control http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/18/090518fa_fact_lehrer