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Grit In The Classroom Has To Be A Dialogue - Te@chThought

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"The rush to grit is pretty intense, but so is the push-back. I’ve been writing about grit in articles and a book (Fostering Grit) and giving lots of presentations on the subject. I’ve spoken to schools and parents; presented at conferences; and have been a guest on NPR. Universally, grit is embraced. Everyone sees the merit in teaching our kids to accept challenges, step out of their comfort zones, and know how to respond to failure. So far, so good.

 

Grit is hanging in and never giving up, but it’s more than that. Grit is being comfortable when you are outside of your comfort zone, and it’s forging ahead when you hit the wall because you know that you’ll get up and continue moving forward. Grit is a life skill! But sometimes teachers are uncomfortable with the notion of fostering or teaching for grit. They’re uneasy with the role they must play and I get that. We went into education because we wanted to help students: we like it when they succeed and it gratifies us when our class is filled with smiles. When our kids do well, it tells us we’ve done a good job!"


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There is a focus on perseverance within math and this article supports that. I believe this grit is a needed goal for our 21st century learners .

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Anita Vance's curator insight, July 25, 8:40 AM

a heads up - start your bibliographies for 'grit' examples in stories - such as: Winnie the Pooh The Original AND Disney, Horton hears a Who and Horton Hatches an Egg by Seuss, or Bear Snores On by Wilson and even the That's Not My...Series of Toddler Board Books.

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Reps. Steny Hoyer, Aaron Schock Seek Bipartisan Support for Bill to Fund Full-Service Community Schools: 'America Must Compete Better' | RealClearEducation

Reps. Steny Hoyer, Aaron Schock Seek Bipartisan Support for Bill to Fund Full-Service Community Schools: 'America Must Compete Better' | RealClearEducation | Building a sense of community at school | Scoop.it
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) are slated to introduce legislation today that will authorize funding for public K-12 schools that bring together various...
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Don’t blame social networks for bullying. Young people need guidance to live a happy life online

Don’t blame social networks for bullying. Young people need guidance to live a happy life online | Building a sense of community at school | Scoop.it
I had that conversation again.

The one where I'm asked if the Internet is a safe place for children, or whether the creators of Facebook and Twitter are to blame for online bullying, ...

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A tool for teachers and parents to help them support their 21st learner. A reminder to look at the behavior, not the vehicle it presents itself in.

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Carole Redline's curator insight, August 22, 2013 3:39 PM

This is just common sense but how do we get the kids to be responsible. Do they need to be involved in the discussion? What consequences might they impose for inappropriate use of the Internet? 

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Microsoft Educator Network

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Join the worldwide community of educators who are passionate about ensuring learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy.
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This site focuses on innovation and leadership. The links below contain different consideration in building community by INCLUDING your community.

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Living Locally | Make the first attempt at communication

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Over the years, I have had the opportunity to watch other travelers as they interacted with locals and responded to their new environment.  I have witnessed some wonderful encounters but I have also had the unfortunate chance to see some horrific examples of “ugly Americanism.” [...]


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This is a blog about a woman traveling BUT, the title grabbed me because I think we often do not make the first meaningful communication with parents. 

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Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets

This video is from the Vook "Mind in the Making: The Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs Volume. Download this Vook here: http://bit.ly/jz49Jo and experi...
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Dweck mentions adults too!

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Grit In The Classroom Has To Be A Dialogue - Te@chThought

Grit In The Classroom Has To Be A Dialogue - Te@chThought | Building a sense of community at school | Scoop.it

"The rush to grit is pretty intense, but so is the push-back. I’ve been writing about grit in articles and a book (Fostering Grit) and giving lots of presentations on the subject. I’ve spoken to schools and parents; presented at conferences; and have been a guest on NPR. Universally, grit is embraced. Everyone sees the merit in teaching our kids to accept challenges, step out of their comfort zones, and know how to respond to failure. So far, so good.

 

Grit is hanging in and never giving up, but it’s more than that. Grit is being comfortable when you are outside of your comfort zone, and it’s forging ahead when you hit the wall because you know that you’ll get up and continue moving forward. Grit is a life skill! But sometimes teachers are uncomfortable with the notion of fostering or teaching for grit. They’re uneasy with the role they must play and I get that. We went into education because we wanted to help students: we like it when they succeed and it gratifies us when our class is filled with smiles. When our kids do well, it tells us we’ve done a good job!"


Via John Evans
Kat Zimmermann's insight:

There is a focus on perseverance within math and this article supports that. I believe this grit is a needed goal for our 21st century learners .

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Anita Vance's curator insight, July 25, 8:40 AM

a heads up - start your bibliographies for 'grit' examples in stories - such as: Winnie the Pooh The Original AND Disney, Horton hears a Who and Horton Hatches an Egg by Seuss, or Bear Snores On by Wilson and even the That's Not My...Series of Toddler Board Books.

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Five Essential Google Drive Skills for Teachers and Students

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For the next few days I'm taking some time off to relax, play with my dogs, and ski with friends. Rather than leave the blog dormant for a few days, I'm re-running some of the most popular posts of the year.

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I want this as a reference for myself and others because GAFE is where we will be doing a lot of collaboration this school year.

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Carole Redline's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:42 AM

Always interested in ideas for using Google Drive. 

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Educational Leadership:Creating Caring Schools:Creating a School Community

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One of the keys to building the sense of community is creating opportunities for feedback and collaboration.  These tools we are exploring provide a platform for the needed communication.

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Update your thinking about communication -- 4 iron laws: Dr. David Weber at TEDxHampstead

David Weber has worked in the field of organizational development since the late 1970s. At University of Southern California, he earned the M.S. degree in in...
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EFFECTIVE communication and involving stakeholders.

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