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Everyday Education–Teaching The Grit And Growth Mindset

 

Last updated 9/21/2015 at 2:24pm



For many years a predictor of how well one would do in school and later in a career was thought to be determined by a person’s intelligence. This was considered to be a fixed trait, often based on IQ scores and how quickly and easily one could learn something new. Recent research has shown that intelligence isn’t always a reliable predictor of future success and neither is talent.

In education, grit and growth mindset have become popular topics of conversation, in part due to the research and later the subsequent Ted talk by Dr. Angela Duckworth. The talk was recorded in 2013 and the v...



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