Course No. ED467a, ED567a
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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- Gained knowledge on the role of grit in today’s classroom.
- Developed an understanding of teachers can foster grit in their students.
- Learned how to create tasks that support the development of grit.
- Explore components of grit that will support the social emotional development of the whole child.
Professor Dickenson was an excellent instructor who provided insightful feedback and was very responsive to emails. I would highly recommend her class "Fostering Grit in the Classroom." Very informative and well designed.
7th Grade Teacher
This course pushed myself to learn new teaching methods and challenged me. I thoroughly recommend this course.
12th Grade Teacher
I appreciate that I've been able to take courses along with my colleagues. I feel like this has made a greater impact on my school as well as my own growth as a teacher.
3rd Grade Teacher
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 takeaways and look forward to incorporating it into my classroom. What a great class. Thank you!!
9th Grade Teacher
This course has enriched my motivation and skills for teaching in general and this fall for online classes. I have gained valuable resources, revisited my previously created assignments and made them so much better because of the ideas learned in this course. The feedback was fast, effective and constructive. All educators should take this course as it should be taught schoolwide. We all need GRIT right now!
8th Grade Teacher
It was a good course, and I’ll be taking what I learned into my classroom.
5th Grade Teacher
Thank you for offering such a useful course.