Does Teaching Kids To Get ‘Gritty’ Help Them Get Ahead?

By Tovia Smith It’s become the new buzz phrase in education: “Got grit?” Around the nation, schools are beginning to see grit as key to students’ success — and just as important to teach as reading and math. Experts define grit as persistence, determination and resilience; it’s that je ne sais quoi that drives one …

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    Penn psychology assistant professor Angela Duckworth has been named a MacArthur Fellow. As Gazette contributor (and Boston Globe “Braniac” columnist) Kevin Hartnett wrote in a 2012 feature story, “Duckworth is best known for the study of ‘grit,’ which she defines as ‘perseverance and passion for long-term goals.’ Today grit is a buzzword in the hallways of charter schools around the …
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