Grit: the power of passion and perseverance
Angela Lee Duckworth
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Where did Angela teach? What grade level? What subject?
New York. Sixth grade. Science.
Philadelphia. Eighth grade. Chemistry.
New York. Seventh grade. Math.
What did Angela notice? She noticed that ________________________________.
kids with high IQ scores succeeded more easily
not all kids enjoy mathematics
some of her students with average IQ scores were getting the highest grades in the class
What did Angela suspect was true? That a person's success in school and life depended on ____________________.
how hard they tried
Angela's team went to West Point, the National Spelling Bee, tough neighborhoods, etc. to research _______________________.
different ways of teaching & learning
the meaning of success
how success was achieved
Angela says, "In all those very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success." What was it?
What is grit?
A breakfast cereal that promotes hard work and excellent physical health
A very long-lasting love or romance
A passion and perseverance for long-term goals
Angela asked thousands of high school juniors to take ______________________.
grit to graduate
She found out that grittier kids _____________________.
felt safer at school
were more likely to graduate
often quit school to start their own businesses
What three questions do parents and teachers ask Angela?
1.) "How do I build grit in kids?"
2.) "How do I keep them motivated for the long run?"
and 3.) __________________________
"Is talent related to grit?"
"What is growth mindset?"
"What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic?"
Angela says, "So far, the best idea I've heard about building grit in kids is something called "growth mindset." This is an idea developed at Stanford University by Carol Dweck, and it is the belief that the ability to learn is not fixed, that it can change with ___________."
Angela says that when kids read and learn about the brain and how it changes and grows in response to challenge, they're much more likely to ___________________________.
try something different