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

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.

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40 thoughts on “Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

  1. 광고가 마음에 안드네요?
    배움에는 열심히 아니어도 되는데 글종이만 보면 경기나는 분들은 땀.
    열 아주싫어? 놀면서 장기간 짧게 시도.도전 흥할거예요 사실

  2. So basically, if parents played an active role in their kid's life by punishing bad behavior.. the child would feel failure and in turn work harder in school. Got it.

  3. Although it is 2019 today ,our English teacher still made it as an assignment to us.
    By a high school student from Taiwan.

  4. what merit does this woman have to make these allegations. Grit is NOT a unit of measurement and why does she hold this delusion to such high esteem

  5. Hee intelligence is obvious here but the way she delivers everything she says is so lovely! So composed and confident!

  6. We need have grit as well as stamina to win the marathon called life.With this philosophy, the failure becomes a stepping stone for success.

  7. Here is what students need in order to build up their grit: Quality teachers.

    I know from experience that I got the highest scores in classes I liked. Me liking a class has a lot to do with my experience in the classroom, and that has a lot to do with the teacher involved.

    As a student, I would feel more motivated if my teacher:
    – Respected me for my accomplishments by congratulating me for getting a better test score than before, by being enthusiastic about what I get right
    – Motivated me to achieve more by doing the same things I mentioned above
    – Gave meaningful assignments or projects rather than stuff noone wants to do
    – Made learning not just easy but also fun, as I feel like I am more likely to retain information if I enjoyed taking it in
    – Helped me whenever I am unsure of anything and did so respectfully
    – Acted as not just a teacher but also a friend; was a great person to talk to or listen to
    – Made the classroom a joyful and relaxing environment, rather than making it feel like prison

    I could probably say a lot more, but these are the main things that I was presented with by only a small handful of the teachers I had in highschool. I wish I could give all those teachers a shiny trophy, I love them so much for what they do.

  8. Some writer on Medium basically implied she's a con artist, LOVE IT. Sad thing is, so many female administrators fall for garbage like this and fork over valuable cash to these hucksters that could be going to kids. It's CRAZY how Americans keep falling for these con artists. It's literally a perennially lucrative industry in the US because people NEVER wise up to it!

  9. Merci beaucoup pour cette vidéo , j'espère que le Growth Mindset va se développer davantage en France, un état d'esprit qui mène au bonheur !.J'ai rédigé un article complet en français sur le Growth Mindset et 5 outils pour aider nos enfants à le cultiver 🙂 Thank you so much for this amazing video, I hope that this state of mind will finally develop in France. I wrote a complete article in French on Growth Mindset and 5 tools to help our children grow it :)

  10. A friend sent me this and said it reminds her of me. This is actually the sweetest compliment I've ever gotten. 😀 Hahaha!

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