Why we do What we do: Part 2

Creating a Motivational Climate for Life Long Learning – Competence, Autonomy & Relatedness What motivates a student – by nature, captive in a classroom – to learn? What makes them perform, invest, care and work to their fullest? It’s this question of...

Why we do What we do: Part 1

Exploring the Architecture of Decision Making Changing behaviour for the better has always been an aspect of what good schools do. Yet how do we persuade children to make the right choices, at the right time, in the right way and of their own volition? How do we...

A Route Map to Kharakter

The Content Of Our Character  An extract taken from the February 1947 edition of the Morehouse College student newspaper, the Maroon Tiger, entitled ‘The Purpose of Education’: As I engage in the so-called “bull sessions” around and about the school, I too...

A Cultural Blueprint for Character

Whilst the recently published Summary Report by the Department for Education on ‘Developing Character Skills in Schools’ (and summarised in the TES) reported that 97% of UK schools surveyed (N=880) sought to promote desirable character traits among their pupils, it...