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MacArthur ‘genius’ Angela Duckworth on the importance of grit

MacArthur ‘genius’ Angela Duckworth on the importance of grit | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Angela Duckworth's work should be of great interest to aspiring leaders.
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Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"Character is at least as important as intellect."

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggednes
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Is Having Grit The Key To Success?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success. About Angela Duckworth's TEDTalk Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Duckworth took a job
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The nitty-gritty of success

The nitty-gritty of success | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Angela Duckworth is the genius in socked feet.
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david mendlewski's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:27 AM

Love the grit scale!  Angela Duckworth's theories on measuring effort and drive as predictors of future success are so important for the many kids who struggle with mainstream, tradtional learning.  

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How do you learn grit?

How do you learn grit? | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
TEACHING character skills like determination and optimism is more important than raising test scores, argues Paul Tough in his new book
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Back to School | This American Life

Back to School | This American Life | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach...
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Learning about Angela Duckworth and character report card link

Learning about Angela Duckworth and character report card link | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
@jonahlehrer-one of the main ingredients for #creativity: grit, cites work of Angela Lee Duckworth http://t.co/8zIxEWNp #AspenIdeas Festival...
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Success is a Four Letter Word

Success is a Four Letter Word | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The results from researchers Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania; Christopher Peterson, University of Michigan; Michael Matthews and Dennis Kelly, United States Military Academy-West Point, have been in since 2005, but I haven’t seen too ...

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Grit Is A Better Predictor of High Accomplishment Than IQ

Grit Is A Better Predictor of High Accomplishment Than IQ | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Angela Duckworth, a former teacher and school consultant, currently an Assistant Professor in Seligman’s department at the University of Pennsylvania wrote in her Ph.D. application essay, “The problem, I think, is not only the schools but also the students themselves.” “Here’s why: learning is hard. True, learning is fun, exhilarating and gratifying-but it is also often daunting, exhausting and sometimes discouraging…To help chronically low-performing but intelligent students, educators and parents must first recognize that character is at least as important as intellect.”


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Texting Becomes New Marshmallow Test | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Texting Becomes New Marshmallow Test | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it

I’ve often written in this post and in my books about how I use the “marshmallow test” in lessons on self-control (see The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control).
Today, Sarah Sparks at Education Week has written an article providing new information for a great addition to those lessons.
Here’s the excerpt that is perfect:
Texting seems to have become the new “marshmallow test” for older students, and with similar results.

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Simple Images: Creativity and Grit

Simple Images: Creativity and Grit | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Research defining grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals found that as a trait, grit had better predictability for success than IQ. The experts break it down and list these attributes as the building blocks of grit:
A clear goal
Determination despite others' doubts
Self-confidence about figuring it out
Humility about knowing it doesn't come easy
Persistence despite fear
Patience to handle the small obstacles that obscure the path
A code of ethics to live by
Flexibility in the face of roadblocks
A capacity for human connection and collaboration
A recognition that accepting help does not equate to weakness
A focus and appreciation of each step in the journey
An appreciation of other people's grit
A loyalty that never sacrifices connections along the way
An inner strength to help propel you to your goal

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Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? | MindShift

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? | MindShift | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
He referenced the research on grit conducted by University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth, who professes the maxim “Choose easy, work hard.” Lehrer elaborated: “What she means by that is that's important ...
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A Key Researcher Says 'Grit' Isn't Ready For High-Stakes Measures

A Key Researcher Says 'Grit' Isn't Ready For High-Stakes Measures | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Angela Duckworth worries that when it comes to measuring students' resilience, education policy may be getting ahead of science.
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Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:


Nurturing Resilience
Managing Stress and Failure
Responding to Trauma and Tragedy
Grit and Growth Mindset




There’s been a lot of talk lately about resilience (bouncing bac
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Great roundup of resoures by Edutopia. 

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Angela Duckworth: Is Having Grit The Key To Success?

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Psychologist Angela Duckworth says "grit" is a reliable predictor of success.
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MacArthur 'Genius' On Grit, Self Control And Success

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Host Michel Martin speaks with psychologist Angela Duckworth, who was named a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow today. Duckworth's research shows how grit and self-control can predict future life success.
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How Important is Grit in Student Achievement?

How Important is Grit in Student Achievement? | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it
When it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence.
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Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 3, 2013 12:05 AM

This is a great article that applies this concept of well-being with emphasis on achievement. Specifically, looking at the ability to accomplish some goal that, with effort, one is able to reach a high level of mastery. 

 

It is not just how intelligent we are making our kids - How well they do on some standardized test, but when faced with challenge, a set back, or when the going gets tough, How do our kids turn out. What lessons are they learning today that will build the Grit that it takes to mix skill and effort to achieve what they set out to accomplish, in a few years, and on into adulthood. This is a question that Martin Seligman proposes in his book, Flourish (http://amzn.to/WXGuER). I encourage you to read it.

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Why kids need to fail to succeed in school

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IQ isn’t the key. Nor is affluence. What really matters?  Grit. 

 

"Mr. Tough’s new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, combines compelling findings in brain research with his own first-hand observations on the front lines of school reform. He argues that the qualities that matter most to children’s success have more to do with character – and that parents and schools can play a powerful role in nurturing the character traits that foster success. His book is an inspiration. It has made me less of a determinist, and more of an optimist." 

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The Nitty Gritty: Self-Esteem vs. Self-Control

"Angela Duckworth has done more than anyone else to popularize the term grit. While teaching low-income children, Duckworth became convinced that something besides IQ was a key factor in predicting success. What was this something else?"

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The significance of self-control by Angela Duckworth

"Self-control is among the most widely studied constructs in the social sciences. For instance, more than 3% of peer-reviewed psychology articles in the past year were referenced by the key word “self-control” or closely related terms. The report by Moffitt et al. (1) in PNAS substantially advances this growing literature by demonstrating robust predictive associations between childhood self-control and a wide range of consequential life outcomes in a large, nationally representative sample of New Zealanders."

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Grit in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD  is a motivational psychologist and author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals.

 

In the except below from her new e-book, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (Harvard Business Press), you'll read about one of Dr Halvorson's favorite tools in the motivation toolbox: if-then planning. In a study she conducted with the University of Pennsylvania's Angela Duckworth and New York University's Peter Gollwitzer, she notes, "We used it to more than double the amount of summer preparation 10th graders did for their upcoming PSATs. It's a simple technique that's easy to teach, with a truly remarkable impact."

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Penn Gazette | Character's Content

Underachievement among American youth is often blamed on inadequate teachers, boring textbooks, and large class sizes,” she wrote in a paper titled “Self-Discipline Outdoes IQ in Predicting Academic Performance in Adolescents,” which served as her first-year graduate thesis and was published in Psychological Science in 2005. “We suggest another reason for students falling short of their intellectual potential: their failure to exercise self-discipline … We believe that many of America’s children have trouble making choices that require them to sacrifice short-term pleasure for long-term gain, and that programs that build self-discipline may be the royal road to building academic achievement.”

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Grit: The Top Predictor Of Success

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Research defining grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals found that as a trait, grit had better predictability for success than IQ. Here are the building blocks to harnessing grit for your own success.
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