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Character and the Common Core State Standards

 

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" The Common Core State Standards goals include preparing students for college, career, and civic readiness. Character development and social-emotional skills are the critical foundation students need to meet those goals."

The Common Core State Standards is a challenging set content specific expectations and practice standards that increase rigor, relevance, and focus on acquisition of 21st century global skills students need for success in a global economy and world. Ironically, the Standards do not identify the dispositions, qualities of character and social-emotional learning skills required of students for success within this rigorous set of standards. Schools must identify and explicitly teach the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for students to achieve success in a post-secondary setting.

The Common Core State Standards goals include preparing students for college, career, and civic readiness. Character development and social-emotional skills are the critical foundation students need to meet those goals.

The Common Core State Standards acknowledges that it does not explicitly identify the multi-tiered supports, programs, and curriculum schools must implement for student growth and success, but does acknowledge that schools must make local decisions to support these goals. This project, entitled, "Can character education increase successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics," is aimed at identifying those supports, programs, and curriculum schools can use to develop student social-emotional learning skills within the framework of educating to the standards.

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You can't teach...

  

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 You Can't Teach Through a Rat.

 Marvin W. Berkowitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationships + Rules...

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 Relationships + Rules + Routines = Results

 Philip Vincent & Doug Grove with Judith Lamb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Gifts...

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   20 Gifts Of Life

   Hal Urban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future-Minded

  

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Future-Mindedexplores the psychological processes of agency and control. If you've ever wondered why we think of coincidences as matters of fate rather than the result of the laws of probability, this book provides the answer. From memory and reasoning to our experiences of causality and consciousness, it unpicks the mechanisms we use on a daily basis to help us predict, plan for and attempt to control the future.

Magda Osman

 

 

 

 

 

Lost in Transition:

  

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In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole.

Christian Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willpower

  

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 Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.

Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Myth of...

   

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Achievement tests play an important role in modern societies. They are used to evaluate schools, to assign students to tracks within schools, and to identify weaknesses in student knowledge. The GED is an achievement test used to grant the status of high school graduate to anyone who passes it. GED recipients currently account for 12 percent of all high school credentials issued each year in the United States. But do achievement tests predict success in life?

James J. Heckman (Editor), John Eric Humphries (Editor), Tim Kautz (Editor)