Grit

In Schools, Are We Measuring What Matters?

Summary:  In this article, Stephen Merrill interviews Angela Duckworth, author of the best-selling book “Grit”.  In this interview, Duckworth talks about the way student capabilities are measured and how standardized testing can miss the mark by focusing too narrowly on academics without looking at other skills that may be just as important, Source:  Stephen Merrill, …

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The Five Success Skills Every Student Should Master

Summary: This article is a commentary on what the author calls “human literacy’ which consists of “soft skills” – the qualities the author calls the “formative five”— empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit. “it’s the ability to know oneself and work with others, our human literacy, that is essential for success.” Source: Thomas R. Hoerr, Education …

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What’s Missing When We Talk About Grit

Summary: This article explores the importance of relationships and connections when talking about the positive effects of grit. These connections serve as a foundation which encourages students to make the effort to succeed Source: Luke Reynolds, Education Week, October 23, 2018 Categories: Grit, Performance Values, Relationships, Motivation, Core Values Description: “Grit’s gap is that logic and statistics do not change lives. Hard …

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Letting Students Fail Can Build Resilient, Confident Learners

Summary: The value of failure is discussed in this article. Rebounding from failure builds resilience and has other benefits as well, such as having students learn from their mistakes. Source: Lauren Barack, Education DIVE, September 12, 2108 Categories: Mindset, Motivation, SEL Basics, Grit, Performance Values Description: “Failure can do more than build resilience — it can also help students develop a …

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How Can Educators Measure and Predict Grit in Their Students?

Summary:  This article reports on a study into some key indicators of grit by Dana Wazner.  The study included 45,626 students and 145 schools nationwide. Wanzer clarifies that grit is the development of passion and perseverance in students.   Source:  Shelina Chatlani, Education DIVE, June 28, 2017 Categories: Grit, Performance Values, Student Engagement Description: The survey …

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2016’s ‘Whole Child’ Issues: Growth Mindset, Transgender Rules, School Cops

Summary:  This article lists “Whole Child” issues that emerged in 2016 and provides a look at the top ten posts of 2016 relating to a variety of issues from social emotional learning, mindset, performance values, LGBTQ issues, and police presence in schools. Source:  Evie Blad, Education Week, December 30, 2016 Categories:  Mindset, LGBTQ Issues, SEL …

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‘Helping Children Succeed’: An Interview With Paul Tough

Summary:  This is an interview with the author, Paul Tough, whose new book “Helping Children Succeed” explores the importance of connection and meaningful hard work that will help children persevere when the going gets tough. Source:  Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, May 24, 2016 Categories:  Performance Values, Grit, School Culture and Climate Description: “The research suggests …

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