Tougher Minds’ Head of Education, Andrew Foster, suggests some useful follow-up reading for anybody who saw the ‘character education’ article in this morning’s Sunday Times.

I was very pleased to be able to contribute to Sian Griffiths’ excellent piece on character education in the UK for today’s Sunday Times. More and more people are recognising that Tougher Minds programmes are a highly-effective response to the challenge of helping school children develop improved resilience, and I am happy to share what I have learned over the past four years working to do just that.

There is a great deal of interest amongst teachers the world over as to how we can help our pupils persist when they find schoolwork to be difficult, uninteresting or both. For those that read today’s Sunday Times piece and want to know more, I would strongly recommend reading the following pieces by my colleague and Tougher Minds Founder, Dr Jon Finn:

CHARACTER EDUCATION – ARE THE CRITICS CORRECT?

and…

YOU CAN TEACH CHARACTER AND RESILIENCE

It has been a fantastic privilege to work with Jon and the rest of the team at Tougher Minds, helping young people achieve both academically and in many other aspects of their lives. Every day gives fresh insight into what I am sure will become an ever-more central feature of how children learn in our schools. I am very much looking forward to our events at the UCL Institute of Education on Thursday 10th March, where even more families will get the chance to benefit from the Tougher Minds programme.

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