Is character development important to student success and can schools actually teach character? Scott Seider is an assistant professor of education at Boston University and the author of the book, Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success. He joins us to talk about why character matters and how character education supports positive student outcomes and can lead to student success under the right circumstances.
Character Education and Student Success
Scott Seider is an assistant professor of education at Boston University where his research focuses on the civic and character development of adolescents and emerging adults. He previously worked as an English and literacy teacher in the Westwood (MA) and Boston Public Schools. In addition to Character Compass, Dr. Seider is the author of Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless, which won an Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association.