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From NPR — Lenox Acadmeny in Brooklyn is trying to teach perseverance and resilience to middle school students.  They never use the word “gifted” or “smart”.  Those words suggest a natural ability.  The problem is students who think they have natural ability struggle when they face increasing challenges.  The school uses a growth mindset, a phrase developed by Standford University Professor Carol Dweck.  “[K]ids who believe success comes from effort are grittier and ultimately do best.”

Read (or listen) to the full story at On The Syllabus: Lessons In Grit : NPR.