Check this article– featured in Boston Sunday Globe “IDEAS” section. Excellent!
It will, hopefully, help us change the focus in education from labeling kids (you’re smart; you’re not….) to doing the hard work– teaching them to grow their grit. Grit–perseverence, hard work, resilience, stamina, single minded purpose, stick-to-it-ive-ness, focus, passion, Success depends on hard work, over and over again–not the label one is given. This approach may be so helpful in how we do special education America. Let us hope.
It features research by Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania psychologist. Check out her survey at www.gritstudy.com.
Also, see research by Carol Dweck, Stanford University psychologist. Her book, Mindset, was discussed here in an earlier blog…
Also, check out The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, discussed here in a prior blog.
Lots to chew on….Your thoughts? ideas? Grit?