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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

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It's not all about the math (or whatever content area you're studying). One of my other goals for this course is to help you increase your ability to persevere -- to keep going, even when the going gets tough. Watch this short video and try the questions to get you thinking about the importance of grit.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
If you would like to take Angela Duckworth's grit test, click this link and answer a few questions. You'll get your grit score at the end of the short quiz.

Want to learn more about mindset? Here is a short video comparing growth and fixed mindsets, and here are the steps from Carol Dweck about how to change your mindset.

Any concerns about the idea of grit? Could grit be counterproductive in some areas? Check out this article that addresses some concerns about grit.
Do you think the ideas of grit and growth mindset are valid? What could teachers do to help nurture students' mindsets?

Do you need to improve your mindset? What should students do to help increase their grit and change their mindset?

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