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5 tips for teaching 'grit' in the classroom

5 tips for teaching 'grit' in the classroom | Unleashing Talent | Scoop.it
“Despite debate over whether perseverance can actually be taught, these tactics can help foster an atmosphere of critical thinking in the classroom.”
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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 2014 6:03 PM

Like others for whom I have much respect, I prefer the term 'resilience' to 'grit' but that is a minor matter.

 

There is much to reflect upon and use in this post that is positive and while the debate on whether resilience  can be taught explicitly will continue, there is no doubt that the school culture and climate can contribute much towards acknowledging and cultivating resilience.

 

Schools are places where the quality of relationships is critical and thus resilience can be cultivated, but I do not agree with the statement "..when students do demonstrate perseverance, do not tell them good job." That is a simplistic comment. Children and young adults, like older adults, need positive reinforcement and encouragement. All humans need acknowledgement of a good well done and we all wish to develop a positive student culture and climate in a school. We do not want students doing something just for the acknowledgement, but being relational creatures, communication and positive acknowledgement assist in our development.

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30+ Quotes Which Inspire

30+ Quotes Which Inspire | Unleashing Talent | Scoop.it
“ Quotes Which Inspire We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can Quotes Which”
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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Unleashing Talent | Scoop.it
“ Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze …”
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Brad Merrick's curator insight, May 26, 2014 8:58 AM

The important process of differentiating between fact and fiction in the use of technology. Great article to read at a time where knowledge is available everywhere. We need to make sense of it all and think about how it can be used to develop understanding.

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30+ Life Quotes Tumblr For Girls

30+ Life Quotes Tumblr For Girls | Unleashing Talent | Scoop.it
“ Life Quotes Tumblr For Girls May the early morning sun shine on you today. A gentle breeze caress you, as you go along life's way. I wish Life Quotes Tumblr For”
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