Sunday, January 22, 2017

How to teach GRIT

Education has been talking about Grit, motivational drive that keeps you on a difficult task over a sustained period of time, for a dozen years based on Duckworth's research. Duckworth focuses on both stamina of effort and also stamina in passion and interest. She said, “Grit is not just about perseverance over time, but also passion over time.” She believes students need to be taught to focus on tasks in front of them and control their “grass is always greener” thinking. She also believes promoting a growth mindset increases grit. Amy Lyon's shares a great lesson for 5th graders based on an interview to help students understand how grit leads to success I love to have students interview people to learn and then bring what they discovered and share it in some way with their peers. If you want other ideas to teach grit including book suggestions look at

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