The Key to Success is Grit:  
Angela Lee Duckworth

PROMPT: After watching this video, what is grit and how does it impact or how is it a factor in educating students.

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a year ago
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Grit is having passion and perseverance very long term goals, sticking with your future day in and day out for the years. Working really hard to make the future a reality. Talent doesn't make you gritty. The ability to learn can change with your effort. You are likely to grow when you fail. Start over with lessons learned.

a year ago
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Grit is so many people that I know like my father, my husband, and my daughter. My father who grew up in a home where a college education was not an expectation and the funds were not there. He worked hard in high school to earn a scholarship and enterd ROTC so he could pay for college. Then serving in the army after graduation to pay back the loan he received from the government. Determined to work for IBM and not letting a failed first interview stop him. Ending up retiring from IBM as a top executive after 40 plus years of service. My husband who was told he would never make it through college because his handwriting was so poor and he could not spell. Well, he did go to college, graduated, and is now a successful, hard-working sales engineer. My daughter who was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at age 10 and was determined to make a difference in the lives of children who suffer from this disease. She did everything and anything in high school and never let diabetes slow her down. Now, as a freshman in college, at the age of 18 was accepted into the school of nursing after many years of hard work and dedication, beating out some juniors who had applied as well. Grit is huge in education--tell your students to never feel sorry for themselves and never let anything get in their way!

a year ago
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Grit is willingness to keep working at something that is difficult. Girt is passion and perseverance to stick at something. Grit is what leads to success. Helping students to discover success by sticking to it and learning from the process as well as the product. This goes back to the idea of praising during the process.

a year ago
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Grit is passion, desire, perseverance, ability to accept failure as we grow, never giving up. In our world of everyone gets a prize, this becomes a major obstacle in the world of education. Helping kids grow from failure is perhaps the most important learning a child can gain and one of our most difficult teaching challenges.

a year ago
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Grit is determining that you will succeed, and you do. It impacts students because it allows them to succeed or fail. I think that 50% of the students that I teach have grit. This makes it difficult to teach many of my students, but since I feel that I have grit it allows me reach more students. The problem is that you can’t teach grit, you can build relationships, model behaviors, and continue to motivate students to do better than what they previously thought they could do.

a year ago
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Grit is having a solid work ethic where you see things through. Having stamina to follow through on long term commitments. Knowing that you can grow from challenges, learn lessons and start over when you know something is not working or find a way to make it work.

a year ago
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Grit is passion and perseverance for long term goals, stamina, sticking to it, living a marathon. Just like the last video, the growth mindset is where students grow their grit! Like Angela said in this video we need to find a way to get that mindset/grit changed in most of our students: I totally agree!

a year ago
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Grit is passion and perseverance for long term goals and having stamina to reach those goals. Students that have these long-term goals have a better chance at educational success. We need to find a way to instill more grit in the students that do not come to school with grit. We all have many of these students, even at a young age, and we need to find a way to reach these students and increase their grit. I believe this happens with relationships.

a year ago
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Grit is staying committed to your task and your passions. It involves having fortitude, and staying with any tasks or event because you know its something you need to do or know. Grit is about not giving up because you believe in yourself and you understand that what you do affects your future. Grit is something that ALL people need to be successful and happy. To encourage students to use this fortitude and to develop a solid work ethic, I need to offer encouragement and feedback. I need to emphasize that learning is ongoing and changing. It is not fixed. Because learning is ongoing, we need to stay committed to our tasks and to understand that the process and perseverance is crucial for success.

a year ago
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Grit is...perseverance when presented with a challenge AND not looking at a failure as permanent but rather a learning experience to build upon. Our most talented students may not be the ones that are the top achievers in the classroom. As educators we must reach them as well as all students so that they have a growth mindset. This is a difficult challenge withing our classrooms.