The key to success is not necessarily how well a student performs on a standardized test or their ranking in school, but their ability to work hard, struggle, and persevere until they accomplish a task. This process is what Angela Ducksworth coined “grit” and research suggests this may be the key to long term success and happiness. Knowing how to persevere in a task maybe just as important as the knowledge within a task. When grit is taught in the classroom this has a long-term impact that goes beyond the classroom door. Teachers can instill grit in students through relationship building, challenging tasks and active reflection. Learning how to promote grit in the classroom supports students in adopting a growth mindset so when mistakes are made students perceive this as an opportunity to grow.
This course is appropriate for teachers K-12.
This course will use the book Grit in the Classroom: Building Perseverance for Excellence in Today’s Students by Laila Y. Sanguras. The cost of the book is approximately $13.00. ISBN-13: 978-1618216311
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I loved this course on fostering GRIT! The text was enjoyable and the assignments provided opportunities to put my learning to practice. The concept of grit is so relevant to teaching these days and I have many take-aways I look forward to incorporating. What a great class, Thank you!!
9th Grade Teacher
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