Ric Zappa, Head of Schools and Character Development at KIPP Bay Area, explains how restorative justice is shifting school culture.
Ted Wachtel, the founder of the International Institute of Restorative Practices, describes the purpose, overview, and history of restorative practices.
This article explores the role of noncognitive factors in shaping school performance. This elegant framework is a useful structure within which to think about character in the classroom.
David S. Yeager and Gregory M. Walton's explanation of how subtle, wise psychological interventions can work.
This essay expands on the relevance of restorative practices beyond their use in the criminal justice systems.
Sign up for the next "Teaching Character" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn how to apply key elements of positive psychology to maximize student engagement and accomplishment.
A practical guide for educators interested in implementing restorative practices, an approach that proactively builds positive school communities while dramatically reducing discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions.
Bridging the science of character development with the daily work of teaching so all kids can fulfill their potential.
In the New York Times Magazine, Paul Tough examines the work of KIPP NYC and Riverdale Country School, questions what leads to success, and discusses the impact of positive psychology and character on life outcomes.
This is Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda, and MI Rodriguez's iconic Marshmallow study, which analyzed the nature of future-oriented self-control and the psychological processes that underlie it.