Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.
When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, she found:
One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence. It wasn't good looks, physical health, and it wasn't IQ. It was grit.
Can Grit be Taught?
Here are ten ways that I'm tackling grit in my classroom and school.