“Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in the February 1947 edition of the Morehouse College student newspaper.
More than half a century after he wrote this, we’re still trying to figure out how to include character development in education.
Learning tools are everywhere – tools for employable career skills, knowledge development, and social-emotional intelligence, to name a few. Each tool gives you tracks: a roadmap of curricula, practice and feedback to help you grow.
You can build your career and mind. But what about your character? What about gaining skills in empathy, listening, love, discipline, forgiveness, asking for advice, community building, and dialogue?
So how do we bridge the Character Development Gap?