KIPP NYC focuses their efforts on the development of seven highly predictive strengths. Working with Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Chris Peterson, and Dr. Martin Seligman, and in partnership with Riverdale Country School, KIPP NYC created the behaviors below to provide a roadmap for the development of each strength.
ZEST -- approaching life with excitement and energy; feeling alive and activated
SELF-CONTROL -- regulating what one feels and does; being self-disciplined
GRATITUDE -- being aware of and thankful for opportunities that one has and for good things that happen
CURIOSITY -- taking an interest in experience and learning new things for its own sake; finding things fascinating
OPTIMISM -- expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it
GRIT -- finishing what one starts; completing something despite obstacles; a combination of persistence and resilience.
SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE -- being aware of motives and feelings of other people and oneself; including the ability to reason within large and small groups.
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