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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Here We Go Again! Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

Here We Go Again! Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Grit is not teachable, but it is learnable. Placed in caring and supportive environments, students have the opportunity to learn grit and what it takes to succeed. This means adults have to know when to help and when to step back based on the child. I used Costa and Kallick's habits of mind along with critical thinking as a foundation and it works.

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The Thinker Behind “Grit” Says Teachers Need Grit, Too

The Thinker Behind “Grit” Says Teachers Need Grit, Too | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

 

What is it that sets people with grit apart? Robertson-Craft and Duckworth describe their key characteristic this way: “Gritty individuals work  diligently towards very challenging, long-term goals, sustaining commitment when confronted with setbacks and adversity.”

 

That sounds like a quality that would be immensely useful in teaching—and many other professions.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Without resiliency, without grit, we cannot recover and move forward learning from mistakes. Teachers need grit. The very work we do calls on us to be resilient and lead students with our words and actions when we make a mistake.

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