Want a daily email of lesson plans that span all subjects and age groups?
Learn more

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance - Angela Lee Duckworth

  • 6,984,998 Views
  • 10,787 Questions Answered
  • TED Talk

Let’s Begin…

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. Do you have an idea for a lesson? Create it now using any video from YouTube »

Meet The Creators

  • Speaker Angela Lee Duckworth
Additional Resources for you to Explore
To learn more about Angela Lee Duckworth's theory, check out her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Pa...
In this article, Carol Dweck revisits her groundbreaking psychological theory of growth mindsets: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/23/carol-dweck-revisits-the-growth-mindset.html

Recommended TED-Ed Videos
Should we get rid of standardized testing? - Arlo Kempf
The power of creative constraints - Brandon Rodriguez
Why perfect grades don't matter - Alice Roth
TED-Ed
Lesson Creator
New York, NY

Customize This Lesson

Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. Do you have an idea for a lesson? Create it now using any video from YouTube »

Meet The Creators

  • Speaker Angela Lee Duckworth