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Can Focus On ‘Grit’ Work In School Cultures That Reward Grades?

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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?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 17, 6:01 PM

Grit, persistence, determination, growth mindset...there are many buzzwords in education today that focus on similar ideas. This post is actually from NPR. (You could hear the interview on their website. The link is at the end of this post.)

It explores the concept of grit and how the term has come to enter the field of education.

Do you think grit "a better predictor of success than IQ or other measures"? Can "grit" be taught? Can you develop a school around the concept of grit? Will teaching students about growth mindset change make a difference in their education? These and many other ideas are addressed in this post.

To go to NRP to hear the article: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/17/290089998/does-teaching-kids-to-get-gritty-help-them-get-ahead

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Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
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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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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
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, includin

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 2, 6:56 AM

Vicki Davis has a great post that provides a wealth of resources on grit and ways you might incorporate the teaching of grit into your classroom. Sections include:

* Why Grit is so Imporant?
* What is Grit?
* Can Grit be Taught?

This last section provides 10 ideas on how you can teach grit in your classroom with many resources including videos, books, a grit test and more.

Do you teach grit in your classroom? Is this something you think your students need to be better prepared? If you are looking for some great resources and to educate yourself about grit click through to the post.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 7:35 AM

The ability bounce back and move forward when life hits hard is so important to our success.This article shares the importance of resilience and we should teach this skills to others.