Character Lab: Build Connections Tool

Help your students connect what they're learning in class to the goals they've set for themselves.

Students are naturally curious—and they do better and are more engaged in school when they understand how lessons relate to their personal interests and goals.

Build Connections is an activity designed to help students see connections between the content they are learning in class and the real world. It can also help students understand how school will help them reach their individual goals.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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