Focusing on socio-emotional skills such as grit may help more children succeed in school.
Research shows that grit is a strong predictor of reading achievement. This suggests that socio-emotional skills are important for student achievement, even in high-poverty contexts.
We like to narrate our lives in terms of the challenges we’ve confronted and the setbacks we’ve overcome.
We like to think there’s a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Helping children develop strategies for personal resilience has become a vital part of parenting and education.
Literacy researchers analyze cross-Canada favourite books for kindergarten to Grade 2 readers, and suggest great “gritty” reads that can help normalize conversations surrounding failure and growth.
When you quit in frustration, little eyes are watching and learning.
Persistence and self-control are valuable traits that can help kids succeed in school and beyond. A new study suggests infants can learn stick-to-itiveness by watching adults persist in a difficult task.
Surfing can strengthen your ability to persevere.
Who succeeds will depend not on intentions alone.
Two researchers set out to find out why some people might be better at achieving goals than others. The answer, they found, could lie in implicit beliefs.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Because we all have it in us to be strong and courageous.
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments.
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One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what’s even meant by ‘grit’? And what if grit means something different for everyone?
What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year – a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
People who think their willpower is unlimited do better under pressure.
Where will true grit get you?
A new study has found that having perseverance and long-term goals won’t boost a child’s exam results.