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The 8 Keys of Excellence
Transcript of The 8 Keys of Excellence
IF ONLY . . .
If only my child would
at home . . .
WHY CHARACTER MATTERS
Mischel Marshmallow Test
-- 210 Points higher on SAT
-- Healthier Body Mass Index
-- Less criminal record
-- Less divorce
The 8 Keys of Excellence
If only my child would ____________________
at school . . .
Test Scores versus GPA:
Which is a better predictor of a student's likelihood of graduating from college:
GPA or ACT/SAT?
Crossing the finishline
Bowen, Chingos, McPherson
IQ and Motivation
No candy . . .
High-IQ Group: 119
Mid-IQ Group: 101
Low-IQ Group: 79
Clingman, J. & Fowler, R.L. (1976)
Match behavior with values
Demonstrate your positive personal values in all you do and say. Be sincere and real.
Failure Leads to Success
Learn from mistakes
View failures as feedback that provides you with the information you need to learn, grow, and succeed.
Speak with Good Purpose
Speak honestly and kindly
Think before you speak. Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere.
This Is It!
Make the most of every moment
Focus your attention on the present moment.
Keep a positive attitude.
Make your dreams happen
Take positive action.
Follow your vision without wavering.
Take responsibility for actions
Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.
“Own” the choices you make and the
results that follow.
Be willing to do things differently
Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal.
Live your best life.
Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what’s meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.
2. Acknowledge Every Effort
3. Discussion > Lecture
4. Surrogate Pre-Frontal Cortex.
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How Children Succeed
by Paul Tough
by Carol Dweck