What's Happening in Character?


Posted by Sheilah Jefferson-Isaac on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 @ 14:10 PM

by Sheilah Jefferson-Isaac (Twitter: @docsheilah), Assistant Principal, 2015 National School of Character, Northern Parkway School

#Learningisjoyful is a hashtag that I often use when tweeting however I have used the phrase “Learning is Joyful” to describe my educational philosophy for a number of years.  To be clear joy for me does not necessarily equal fun and games.  It is more of an intrinsic feeling that you achieve when you are passionate about learning something and you are involved in the learning process.  Joyful learning experiences can involve games and play but working diligently to solve a problem...and solving it can also evoke feelings of celebration and satisfaction.  Joyful learning experiences are inherently tied to character education.  When you are learning in an environment that supports you, values you, connects with you, respects you, and cares about you…#learningisjoyful.  So how does the hashtag #learningisjoyful connect with my experiences at the 2015 National Forum on Character Education held in Atlanta, Georgia (October 15-18,2015).  Take a look:

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Topics: Academics,, Growth Mindset