Coursera has a new digital course out from Dave Levin, the founder of KIPP Academy, called Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms. It’s a five-week course that looks to require a modest 2-3 hours of time per week.
I’m in the second week of the content and am enjoying it. More and more I’ve been thinking that the answer to many of our academic woes lies in non-academic solutions, and this course is all about that line of thought. The course covers topics like self-control, grit, and learned optimism. It’s got a solid research foundation yet provides practical tools for teachers to use with students.
I thought I’d post it here in case others might be interested in taking it.
Coursera courses are free.