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Join Us On Our JTT Character Journey 2016- 2017

posted Sep 22, 2016, 7:08 AM by Suzanne Priestner   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 9:54 AM ]
September 23, 2016

Dear Tuck Families,

We would like to include you as our partners on our Character Journey here at JTT. As you know, we have identified 9 Character Assets or Superpowers that we will help our children develop and practice throughout their time at Tuck: Empathy, Perseverance, Responsibility, Creativity, Collaboration, Curiosity, Initiative, Optimism, and Integrity. These have been chosen and consolidated from a variety of research‐based sources and we want you to understand and participate in our journey.

Our plan has arisen from focused learning and multiple discussions around what our students need to be successful in the 21st Century.

The consensus is we are preparing our children for a very different world than was our experience growing up. Our challenge has been to decide what our children need and how to make it happen for all of our children. This has been a very thoughtful and reflective process that has been evolving over the past few months.

We would like to include you in the process by introducing you to some of the resources that have provided the focus for our discussions at Tuck. Our starting point was the film The Adaptable Mind. It is a provocative film that challenges us all to think deeply about what our children need as they move forward into the world.

Please view the film as a first step in understanding our JTT Character Journey.

The Adaptable Mind explores the skills we need to flourish in the 21st Century. The film begins with a question to the world through social media: what’s a great example of a 21st century mind in action?

We will be sending out additional resources over time. We are very energized and excited about our plans and hope that you will join with us to make the experience even more powerful for all of our children.

Many thanks and enjoy, 

Suzanne Priestner