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Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

  From Education Week, Evie Blad discusses Angela Duckworth's book and talk at the Education Writers Association.  Evie note that Professor Duckworth's concept of grit and its correlation with success has gained a lot of attention from educators.  Evie writes:  Perhaps most interesting for educators, the book asserts that grit can be developed both by individuals within [...]

By |2016-05-04T05:53:22-04:00May 4th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

Pete Carroll: ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’

  From The Seattle Times, Jayson Jenks talks about Angela Duckworth's visit with the Seattle Seahawks and their coach Pete Carroll.  Pete had watched Angela's talk about grit and had felt strongly that grit could be taught, while Angela was less certain.  Pete contacted Angela and she spent a day with Pete and the Seahawks.  Jayson writes: [...]

By |2016-02-14T08:35:20-05:00February 10th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Pete Carroll: ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’

Why attitude is more important than intelligence?

From Performance Magazine, Cezarina Barbieru discusses the importance of having a growth mindset and positive attitude.  She recommends strategies for developing a growth mindset.  Cezarina writes: Following the below-mentioned strategies, one could improve or develop the right mentality and a growth mindset: Be passionate. People who are not as naturally talented as others can make up in [...]

By |2016-01-17T12:00:11-05:00December 23rd, 2015|Grit|0 Comments

Online ‘mindset’ interventions help students do better in school, Stanford research shows

From Standford News, Clifton B. Parker reports on a new study that indicates that online interventions that help develop a growth mindset and sense of purpose can help struggling students improve.  Parker discusses research that suggests brief online interventions can have significant effect.  He writes: In their study, the researchers explored the impact of two [...]

By |2015-10-31T14:11:34-04:00November 11th, 2015|Grit|0 Comments

Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’

From Education Week, Carol Dweck revisits the concept of a growth mindset, discusses how it should be used and cautions about some misuses of the concept.  Carol writes: A growth mindset isn’t just about effort.Perhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort. Certainly, effort is key for students’ achievement, but [...]

By |2015-10-10T20:57:03-04:00October 7th, 2015|Grit|0 Comments

Every mistake a learning opportunity

From the Prince George Citizen, Gerry Chidiac discusses the importance of making mistakes in the process of learning.  I was particularly taken by the point that a baby learning to walk falls frequently but keeps getting up and trying again.  Gerry writes: "According to Napoleon Hill, "One of the tricks of opportunity, (is that) it [...]

By |2015-10-10T20:57:04-04:00September 30th, 2015|Grit|0 Comments

Making your kid play organized sports could cost them their creativity

From Quartz, Matthew Bowers discusses a study which examined the relationship between childhood leisure hours and creativity as an adult and found that playing informal sports significantly related to creativity while time spent playing organized sports was negatively related to creativity.  Matthew writes: "Perhaps the single-most intriguing finding from our analysis was the fact that those [...]

By |2015-10-10T20:57:09-04:00August 12th, 2015|Grit|3 Comments