Category: Grit

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Making your kid play organized sports could cost them their creativity

From Quartz, Matthew Bowers discusses a study which examined the relationship between childhood leisure hours and creativity as…

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The Power Within

From The Power Within, John Marshall discusses a growth mindset and its importance for coaches.  He shares…

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The Parents Guide to Grit

We’ve all heard or read “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The hare and tortoise race, and the…

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Watch Growth Minded Middle School-ers in Action!

From Mindset Works, the story of middle school Music Director Julie Ahlorn who puts the concept of…

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Carol Dweck: ‘The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can’

From tes, Kaye Wiggins shares Carol Dweck’s comments on how teachers should be using the concept of…

Measurement matters
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Researchers urge caution in using measures of students’ ‘non-cognitive’ skills for teacher evaluation

From Phys.org, Angela Duckworth and David Scott Yeager urge caution in using current measurement criteria for evaluating…

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Beyond Talent and Smarts: Why Even Geniuses Struggle

From KWED News, Annie Murphy Paul writes about the debate between practice and natural ability.  Annie writes:…

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How to get kids to take academic risks

From the Washington Post, Valerie Strauss shares the 6th in a series of essays about letting students struggle…

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Growth Mindset – More Evidence

Alex Quigley discusses recent studies that add to the knowledge about interventions to teach students about a growth…

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Lessons from my dad

I learned a lot from my dad, Jerry Gibson, and on Father’s Day, I think about some…

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No quick fix for pupils with a fixed mindset about their own intelligence

From The Conversation, Heather Rolfe discusses a study which looked at the effect of classroom interventions teaching the…

Rebecca Parker
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Cultivating Grit

Rebecca Parker discusses ways in which you can cultivate Grit.  Rebecca writes:   Goals that require consistent…