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ERIC Number: EJ1081394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Developing Grit in Our Students: Why Grit Is Such a Desirable Trait, and Practical Strategies for Teachers and Schools
Bashant, Jennifer
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v13 n2 p14-17 Fall 2014
Why do most individuals make use of only a small percentage of their resources, whereas a few exceptional individuals push themselves to their limits? Why do some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? One personal quality that is shared by most high achieving and successful people is grit. Grit may be the quality that sets these highly successful individuals apart from everyone else (Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, & Kelly, 2007). There has been a lot of talk recently about grit and how to develop it within students. Grit is the quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals. It makes sense that this would be important for students, both in school and in life. Can one learn grit? How can it be taught? These are some of the essential questions that are addressed in this article. The intent is to give the reader a deeper understanding of what is meant by "grit," and to demonstrate a few new ways to encourage students to be more "gritty."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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