Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners

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.

Teaching Character MOOC with Dave Levin

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.

Character Lab

Bridging the science of character development with the daily work of teaching so all kids can fulfill their potential.

What if the Secret to Success is Failure?

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.

Delay of Gratification in Children

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.