Grit: the power of passion and perseverance

Grit = Passion + Perseverance

Growth mindset = The belief that the ability to learn is not fixed, that it can change with your effort.

I’m thinking about what I can do to cultivate grit in my 7yo. Entitlement and lack of follow through (i.e. grit) is one of the things I’m observing in kids around me – smart, talented kids. Their (our) lives are simply too comfortable, too privileged. And I have decided probably the best way I’m going to be able to teach my kid grit is to model it for her. Not tell her, but show her and do it with her. How?

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The argument for Arts in education

98 per cent of children are positioned in the genius category of divergent (creative) thinkers as 3-5 year olds, but only 10 per cent remain in this category as 13-15 year olds, and only 2 per cent of 200,000 surveyed adults fit this category. – Sir Ken Robinson, 2001

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