Institutional Effectiveness Committee Meeting Information
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Aamodt, S., & Wang, S. "Building Self-Control, the American Way," NY Times, Feb 17, 2012. [here]
Berrett, Dan. "Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 8, 2012. [here]
De Marzio, Darryl M. “The Care of the Self: Alcibiades I, Socratic Teaching and Ethics Education,” The Journal of Education 187.3.
Duckworth, A.L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M.D., & Kelly, D.R. (2007). Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(6), 1087-1101
Duckworth, A. L., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2005). Self-discipline outdoes IQ in predicting academic performance of adolescents. Psychological Science, 16(12), 939-944. (pdf)
Edmundson, Mark. “Education’s Hungry Hearts,” NY Times, March 31, 2012. [here]
Hanford, Emily. "How Important Is Grit In Student Achievement," MindShift, Oct. 2, 2012.[here
Konnikova, Maria. "The Power of Concentration," NY Times, Dec. 15, 2012 [here]
Rosenberg, Tina. "Where Private School is Not a Privilege," NY Times, May 8, 2013 [here]
RP Group. "Student Support (Re) Defined: Using Student Voices to Redefine Support," January 2013 [here]
Tough, Paul. "What if the Key to Success is Failure?" NY TImes, Sept. 14, 2011. [here]
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do, Harvard University Press, 2004.
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Students Do, Belknap Press of Harvard U P, 2012.
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1st ed., 2008.
Keogh, Martin, ed. Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World, North Atlantic Books, 2010.
Mooney, Jonathan. The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007.
Pink, Daniel H. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Riverhead Books, 2009.
Seligman, Martin E. P. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being, Free Press (reprint edition), 2012.
Tough, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Videos and Films
"Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit," TED Talk, April 2013 [here
"Dudamel: Let the Children Play"
"El Sistema: Music to Change Life"
The Marshmellow Experiment: "Kids Marshmellow Test" [here] and "The Marshmellow Test - Tempting Theo" [here]. In the late 1960s Walter Mischel, then a psychologist at Stanford University, developed an experiment to test the willpower of four-year-olds. The experiment is known as the marshmallow test. Below are links to two short recorded interpretations of that experiment. The experiment was originally designed to study how children exercise self-control. The study raises many questions about grit, perseverance and discipline, and how to develop those attributes.
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell"
PBS Newshour Education Series [here]
"Undefeated (Character Will Be Revealed)"