Developing character strengths is important to students’ long-term success in school and life. Yet the science that tells us how is scarce.
Character Lab matches schools to researchers with shared interests to generate meaningful scientific insights about how to develop character in kids. And, through its partnerships with schools and researchers, Character Lab aims to increase the quantity, relevance, and quality of scientific insights that help all kids thrive.
Character Lab includes teacher and student input within the research process and shares important information about student development with schools.
Our school partners share their research interests and priorities. We use those interests to select which studies to run on CLRN.
District leaders also have the opportunity to review each study being run in their district for compliance and provide feedback. We then relay your feedback to researchers in preparation for upcoming research activities.
We invite students from each of our participating high schools to join CLIP .
CLIP participants, or CLIPsters, give feedback on research activities. They also serve as ambassadors for Character Lab at their schools, helping to support their SRL and promote participation in CLRN among their peers.
You can read more about CLIP here!