Charter schools are public schools created with specific missions. The mission of Athlos Academies is to promote excellence in education through bold, innovative practices. Use these helpful links to learn more about research that supports the Athlos model.
Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators.
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shows leaders how to raise their schools to greatness by embracing seven principles that allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth.
THE TALENT CODE
Daniel Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything.
HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED
Paul Tough argues the qualities that matter most for children to succeed have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.
John Ratey, MD embarks upon a journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is our best defense against everything from depression to addiction to Alzheimer’s.
James Hiebert and his colleagues arm teachers with the best current research-based ideas for designing – and defending – classrooms that support students’ mathematical understanding.
GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE
Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Daniel H. Pink asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
CHARACTER STRENGTHS AND VIRTUES
What does character mean? Does character–however we define it–exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned?